Indian Style Lobster In Creamy Buttery Sauce

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Butter Lobster

In almost every Bengali Family one or two days are reserved for Vegetarian meals. In those days We usually eat total Vegetarian Dishes without Onion & Garlic. As in Bengali Cuisine Onion, Garlic & Masoor Dal is considered as Non-Vegetarian. In those Vegetarian Meals Mung or Mug Dal takes an important part of the Meal.  Bhaja mooger dal is a Bengali delicacy. The split moong dal is roasted in ghee/oil till it turns deep golden (not brown) and gives a nutty aroma. Sometimes it is dry roasted as well. It is then cooked and tempered with spices which only enhance the flavor.It makes the plain dal even better in taste and flavor. Usually thinly sliced Potato or Bringle fries are served with this Dal.

Lobster is a very popular seafood in Goa, India. When I was in Goa, I had a very nice and light Lobster Curry, which was named as "Lobster in Butter Sauce". It was so tasty dish, served with plain steamed rice. The gravy was mild and very tasty. I just love seafood, and if you are in Goa, no one can resists to taste the seafood there. My husband is not a seafood lover. He does not like the strong smell of the Prawns, Crabs or Lobsters. So I was free to tastes all of them. But the most tasty dish according to me was this "Lobster in Butter Sauce". When I got live lobsters, I gave a try to make that heavenly "Lobster in Butter Sauce", and it came out almost similar with thar "Lobster in Butter Sauce". But I renamed this dish as "Butter Lobster". Hope you guys will enjoy the taste...




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Ingredients for Butter Lobster

Preperation steps for Butter Lobster

  Take a large vessel and boil water 3/4 of the container. Add some salt and add 2 lobsters at a time, and cover the vessel with a lid. After 5 minutes of boiling, turn off the heat and take the lobsters out of the water , and cut the shell and bring the meat out of the shell and keep aside.

  If you are not able to handle live lobsters, then use the lobster's tail. 2 tails will be enough for this recipe.

For the Lobster tails :

  But for the tails, you have to steam the tails for 10 minutes in steamer or Rice cooker and after steaming, cut the meat out of the shell and keep aside.

Making the Butter Gravy :

  Now heat oil in a pan , add the butter to it. Add Curry leave, onion paste and fry till the onion changes the color to light brown.

  Add ginger and garlic paste to the pan, fry for another 1-2 minutes to remove the raw flavor of the garlic.

  Now add turmeric powder, salt and green chili paste and fry for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds add hung curd and grated khoya kheer to the pan and stir on medium heat.

  Add the lobster meats to the pan and cook on low heat for another 5 minutes. After 5 minutes turn off the heat. Sprinkle some garam masala powder.

  Serve with steamed rice with a spoon full of butter on the middle of the gravy...


If Lobsters are not available, you may use Jumbo Prawns for this same recipe. Just clean the Prawns , but do not remove the head and the tail. And lightly fry with some salt and turmeric powder before making the gravy. The rest is same.

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