Bengali Crab Curry

 Bengali like freshwater as well as sea water fishes or may I say creatures. Today I got some fresh crabs  in the market so I decided to make this…………………….I hope u like it as both me and my son like it very much.


  • 2 crabs (650 gms) 
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes (halved)
  • 4 medium-sized onions (minced)
  • 1-tbsp ginger paste 
  • 1-tbsp garlic paste
  • 1-tsp green chilli paste
  • 2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2-tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1-tsp coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 2 red chillies (whole)
  • 1 pinch cumin (jeera)
  • salt and sugar to taste
  • mustard oil (4 tbsp) 
  • 1/2tsp sugar for the color 
  • Clean the crabs and cut it into pieces. Marinate it with turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside for approx. half an hour.
  • Heat 2-tbsp oil in a kadai and fry the potatoes till golden. In the remaining oil fry the marinated crab pieces till it turns red. then remove it from the kadai and keep it aside.
  • Heat the other 2-tbsp oil again in the kadai. After its hot enough, add 1/2 tsp sugar to it and wait till it gets caramelized (it will give a rich color to your gravy).
  • Add the bay leaves and red chillies to the kadai. Once the chillies turn black add  the minced onions and fry them golden.
  • Now 1 by 1 add ginger, garlic and chilli paste with a pinch of salt and fry till done .
  • Add the tomatoes and stir till it gets mashed.

  • Mix all the dry masalas in a little water and pour it in the kadai. Fry till the raw smell takes leave giving way to a mouth-watering aroma.
  • Pour 1 cup of warm water to the kadai till it is boiling.
  •  Gently  place the fried crab pieces and potatoes to the kadai.
  • Cover the kadai with a lid and let it boil for 10 mins.
  • Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  • Now sit back and enjoy your crab curry (it is best enjoyed with steamed rice)

Its Ready!!!