Kakrar Jhal or Bengali Style Crab Curry is a spicy and delicious a Bengali style crab curry.In Bengali, crab is called Kakra, I have never eaten crab before my marriage. I have started eating crab after my marriage as my hubby is a true crab lover. Now I just love eating crab, my 10 years old daughter also loves it. My husband is also a good cook, he loves to cook spicy dishes specially non vegetarian dishes. Kakrar Jhal or Bengali Style Crab Curry is my husband’s signature dish. He prefers to buy alive crab from market and then after bringing crab at home he cleans and dices.Me and my daughter get scared seeing alive crab, so we stand far away when he cleans the crab.
Crab dishes are popular at the places of both Eastern and Western coast of India. It is easily available at the coastal areas. Each and every region of India has their own unique recipe of crab. As a Bengali,among different crab preparations I like Kakrar Jhal or Bengali Style Crab Curry. Every sea food lovers must try this Kakrar Jhal or Bengali Style Crab Curry Recipe, as it is a perfect mix of Indian spiced curry which give it a unique flavour. If you are using alive crabs then be careful while dicing them as crabs can give you crab bites.I advice you to tell your shopkeeper to cut the crab into pieces.
Now I am coming to the recipe. Kakrar Jhal or Bengali Style Crab Curry Recipe is very easy to cook and you do not need a lot of ingredients to prepare this dish. If you use many flavourful spices then the freshness of crab meat will be ruined. These few ingredients will make this dish delicious and irresistible.For garnishing purpose I kept the shells but if you want you can throw them away. I prefer to boil the crab with little salt and turmeric before cooking. If it has some mud inside it’s body it will come out easily while boiling. You can check few fish and sea food recipes below –