Spicing up your evening with Masala Lobster


Lobster Pic: Jenny Smith


This is a guest post by Jenny Smith who is in awe of Indian cuisine. He shares his favorite recipe for Lobster here. Jenny says…
Have you ever sniffed the rich aura of Indian spices? A sniff of the Indian kitchen really makes the difference. I have always had the taste for sumptuous Indian cuisines and no doubt they make me hopelessly fall for them, every time my tongue is blessed enough to taste the richness of continental flavors. I have lived long in abroad and have come to India after several years. From the day I have landed here I am just loving the food offered by Indian kitchens. The dishes compliment the culture-rich nation which stands tall amongst others in contemporary times.

I feel lucky to have tasted juicy lobsters picked from the Indian Ocean served generously with spicy spreads at home; my Mom is a great cook and I love to savour her pricey culinary touch. Recently my taste-buds were given a choice to experience lobsters and meat and I deliberately chose lobsters over meat because I have a certain fetish over these cooked sea-creatures. I lost control and ate a whole lot of Red lobster Masala. Goodness!! it was heavenly and I would love you to try it at home.

Here is all you need:
•    Whole lobster, 2
•    Ginger and garlic paste, 2 tablespoon
•    Onion 2 (minced uniformly)
•    Green chillies, 3
•    Tomatoes, 2 (chopped finely)
•    Powdered turmeric, ½ tsp
•    Cilantro, handful
•    Mustard seeds, 14 tsp
•    Chilli powder, 2 tsp
•    Oil, 2-3 tablespoon
•    Salt (for taste)

  1. Boil the lobster in salt water for 2-3 minutes with turmeric powder
  2. Either slice the lobster or slit the tail of it for the masala to seep entirely inside
  3. Add oil in a skillet and heat it till the oil becomes smoking hot and then sear the boiled lobster onto it
  4. Keep the lobster aside and add some more oil in the pan
  5. Splutter mustard seeds and sauté onions until they turn golden brown
  6. Fry the ginger and garlic blend and add in tomatoes
  7. Immediately add turmeric, chilli powder and salt
  8. Cook it for five minutes until a great blend is formed
  9. Add in chopped cilantro and the fried lobster
  10. Toss in everything for around 1-2 minutes
  11. Add in some water to make the gravy
  12. Garnish masala lobster with cilantro and some green chillies split finely


One thought on “Spicing up your evening with Masala Lobster”

  1. This dish looks delicious! I’ve been looking for a special dish to cook for my husband, as we both look indian food, and this one is perfect!


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