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Recipe | Fried Spider with Curry Leaves

Are you feeling adventurous? Have you ever tried eating spiders? We recently tried it and added an Indian twist by incorporating curry leaves into the recipe. Despite some initial hesitation, we found the taste to be surprisingly delicious!

Ingredients: (From top left – clockwise): Fresh king chili, bamboo shoot juice, garlic, ginger, curry leaves


Photo and recipe by Vilme, Nagaland

  1. ย 3-4 cloves of garlic
  2. 3 tablespoons of bamboo shootย juice
  3. 1 king chili (bhut jolokia)
  4. 250 gms of Spider (here we have used edible spider from the local market)
  5. Fresh curry leaves
  6. 500 ml water
  7. Salt to taste
  1. Add the spiders, the bamboo-shoot juice, and crushed garlic into a saucepan and keep stirring for 3-5 mins
  2. Add water and salt, and let it come to a boil. Cook for 20-25 mins
  3. When the water is drying out, put in the curry leaves and cook for another 2 mins

Fried spider with curry leaves (Photo and recipe by Vilme)


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