Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol | How to make Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol

By Amrita Roy  |  7th Mar 2018  |  
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  • Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol, How to make Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol
Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jholby Amrita Roy
  • Prep Time

    20

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  • Cook Time

    40

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  • Serves

    2

    People

2

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About Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol Recipe

Bengali style Crab Curry is also known as Kankrar jhol. Just like any other non-veg recipes it is cooked in a onion-garlic-giner base gravy. But the addition of crab into it gives an exotic taste to the curry. Also addition of potatoes makes it a more authentic Bengali dish.

Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol

Ingredients to make Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol

  • Crab - 2 nos, cut into pieces (around 500 gm)
  • potatoes - 2 Medium size, cut into halves
  • onion - 2 medium, paste
  • garlic Paste - 1 teaspoon
  • ginger Paste - 11/2 teaspoon
  • turmeric Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
  • red chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • coriander Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  • tomato Puree - 2 tablespoon
  • Green chilli - 2 to 3
  • cardamom - 2
  • clove - 2
  • cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
  • Garam masala Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • mustard Oil - 1/2 cup

How to make Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol

  1. Clean the crab with warm water and marinate with salt, turmeric and red chilli powder for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup of oil and fry the crab pieces on a medium flame covering with a lid.
  3. Take out the fried crab pieces and keep aside.
  4. Add the remaining oil into the pan and heat it.
  5. Fry the potato pieces well with little salt and turmeric and keep aside.
  6. Now add cinnamon stick, clove and cardamom into the oil.
  7. Once they start crackling add onion paste and keep on stirring until it is cooked properly.
  8. Next add ginger and garlic paste and cook well.
  9. After that add all the dry spices turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar. Mix them well.
  10. Next add tomato puree, green chilli and cook well.
  11. At this stage add 1/4 cup of water to avoid burning of the spices.
  12. Finally add fried potatoes and crab pieces and mix with the spices.
  13. Add required water (approximately 11/2 cup) and allow it boil under medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes.
  14. Switch off the gas and serve hot with plain white rice.

My Tip:

Be careful while cleaning the crabs because their claws are sharp.

Reviews for Bengali style Crab Curry / Kankrar Jhol (1)

Shelly Sharma8 months ago

Excellent recipe.
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