Lobster-Kerala style

12 Aug

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I bought 2,1.25 lb Fresh Lobster Steamed at the store.Cleaning it was fairly simple-Dp all the above steps in a plate,as we clean the steamed lobster the juice of the lobster is going to fall and can be used to make the gravy of the dish.Also keep another plate near by to throw the things that we are going to discard.Collect the juices dropping from the lobster dont throw it away

  1. Remove the claws first and other appendages sticking out.
  2. Use Scissors to separate the head from the body.
  3. Clean up the head portion ie from the hollow end of the head if u spray water the dirty-n edible matters will come out,cut the eye-snout part of the head and throw it away.Keep the Casket shaped part of the head.Clean out the other end of this portion too.
  4. For the body-Turn it around so the White shell is facing upwards and tail away from  you.Cut the triangle shaped shell sticking out in a row on the right side.Also cut the small appendages attached to that side of the body.
  5. Now place  one edge of the the scissors between the white and red Shell away from the flesh and cut the entire length of the body without touching the rest of the body.Do the same to the other long edge.
  6. now you should be able to easily lift the white shell and relieve the complete lobster body(flesh) from the shell.
  7. Cut the 2 parts of the Claws so its easy to mix around.

Making the dish:

  1. 2 -1 1/4 Lobster Cleaned as mentioned
  2. 2 chopped onion
  3. 1 chopped tomato
  4. 4-5 crushed garlic
  5. 1 inch crushed ginger(more if the ginger is thinner type,mine was really large)
  6. 2 tsp chilly powder
  7. 1tbsp  tbsp cilantro powder
  8. 1 chopped green chillies(more if you like more spicy)
  9. salt to taste
  10. oil
  11. 1/2 turmeric powder
  12. 1 tsp Pepper powder


  1. Prepare the lobster as mentioned and keep aside.I cut the body flesh into 4 equal parts for ease of serving.
  2. In a pan add 2 tbsp oil and fry on medium flame chopped onion ,,crushed garlic and ginger  and green chilies till onion are translucent.
  3. To this add chilly powder,pepper powder ,turmeric powder ,cilantro powder ,salt and fry well.
  4. To this add Salt ,and water from the lobster and cook on low to low medium flame.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook for a couple of mts.
  6. In this keep all the lobster pieces except for the flesh from the body and cook on medium -low flame under cover for nearly 10mts or till the onion are properly cooked(add water only if necessary).This dish is semi dry.
  7. Add the Body flesh in the end ,as it tends to get really chewy when cooked longer.-cook for 5mts on medium flame
  8. Add chopped cilantro and mix well and cook for 1-2mts.
  9. Serve hot with rice/roti.
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Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Kerala, Seafood, Uncategorized


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