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crab curry/ kNakrar kosha

Swati Mookherjee
40 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
7 People
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ABOUT crab curry/ kNakrar kosha RECIPE

crab is my all time favourite sea food.we used to have this yummiest curry in our childhood days. i share today my mom's recipe basically with all of you.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Hard
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 7

  1. crabs 1 kg
  2. muatard oil 200 ml
  3. onions finely sliced 3 medium
  4. tomatoes slices 2
  5. turmeric powder 2 tspn
  6. red chilly powder 1/2 tspn
  7. bay leaves
  8. slited green chilles 4/5
  9. spices ro be grind into smooth paste 1--
  10. dried red chillies 10
  11. ginger 60 gms
  12. coriander seed 1 tblspn
  13. cumin seeds 1 tspn
  14. black peppercorn 10
  15. garlic cloves 12
  16. coconut 1/2 cup
  17. tamarind pulp 1 tspn
  18. spices to be grind in to smooth paste 2---
  19. cinnamon 2" stick
  20. cloves 7
  21. green cardamoms 10


  1. break the claws and legs of the crabs first, then clean the
  2. wash them properly
  3. now put water in a kadai,add salt and turmeric, put the washed crabs into it,bring into a boil.
  4. properly boil them,then discard water,set aside the crabs
  5. heat the 1/3 of oil in a pan,add bay leaves to crackle,saute the onions until soft,
  6. then add tomatoes, saute in medium heat until it gets melted
  7. now add the masala paste-1 and salt saunted with ths tomato-onions till the whole things changes it's colour to a darker shade
  8. now add 1/2 of the remaining oil into the pan,add the crabs and mix with the spices in high flame for 3 min
  9. add turmeric,red chilly powder,slited green chilles
  10. after the add a splash of water to the pan, scrap the fried spices in the periphery of the pan,mix with the water
  11. saute 3 min in medium flame, before this add the remaining oil,
  12. pour 1 cup of warm water into this,bring into boil
  13. keep boiling till it release a oily layers on ths top of the gravy
  14. switch of flame
  15. now add ths spices paste 2,keep under a lid for 5 min to help to infuse the aroma into the gravy
  16. serve hot with rice

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-12-2018

Thanks for sharing this.

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