Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) | How to make Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala)

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About Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala)

Kakra means crab in Bengali and Jhal means Spicy in Bengali. It is a spicy Bengali style crab dish.

Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala), a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) by Moumita Malla will definitely help you in its preparation. The Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) can be prepared within 10 minutes. The time taken for cooking Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) is 15 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 2 people. The recipe details out how to make Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) step by step. The detailed explanation makes Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala) from BetterButter.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves2People
Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala)

Ingredients to make Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala)

  • Crabs - 2 (medium size) (cleaned, divided into claws, body and legs)
  • Onions - 3 (grated)
  • Tomatoes - 2 chopped
  • Garlic paste - 3 tablespoons
  • Ginger paste - 2 tablespoons
  • Dry red chillies - 2 (roast in tawa then grind to make a fine powder)
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder - 3 teaspoons (for colour)
  • Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon (3 cloves, 3 cardamoms, 1/2 inch cinnamon, grind to make a fine powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1/2 cup (preferably mustard oil)
  • Green chillies - 4 (slitted) (for garnishing)
  • Coriander chopped - 1/4 cup (for garnishing)

How to make Kakrar Jhal (Bengali Style Crab Masala)

  1. Mix crab pieces with salt and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder for 10 minutes.
  2. Boil the big shell of body in 1 cup water for 5 minutes on a medium flame. Drain the water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic paste for 2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped onions, fry until golden brown.
  5. Add chooped tomatoes, cook until oil gets separated.
  6. Add 1/2 cup water, bring it to boil, simmer the gas when water will start boiling. Cook until the water will be half of the volume.
  7. Add all the pieces on serving plates along with the boiled big shell of body, pour the gravy on it.
  8. Garnish with slit chillies and chopped coriander leaves.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice.
My Tip: You can throw the big shell of body, or if you want to serve your crab with this shell then follow the recipe as it is.

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