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Recipe | Naga Style Crab Dish

During the rainy season, we get a lot crabs –  fresh from the small streams and river we have around us [in Nagaland] . So  today we would like to share a simple crab recipe. So next time you catch hold some fresh crabs, do try this out.


Before you start the preparation, make sure you soak the crab (especially if you buy them alive) in hot boiling water for about 10 minutes. After this, wash them with cold water 2 to 3 times.

 Ingredients you’ll need:

  1.  Fresh river crabs ( 15-20 crabs)
  2. 8 red dry chillies
  3. 4 tablespoons of fresh bamboo shoot juice
  4. 5 gloves of garlic
  5. 1 small ginger
  6. 1 handful of spring onion finely chopped
  7. 750 ml of water
  8. Salt to taste

Directions to Cook:

  1. After the crabs are washed thoroughly, place them in a deep saucepan /wok. Put all the ingredients together and cook till all the water has been absorbed. Usually 30-35 minutes.

Serve with rice, Naga style.


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