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Lobster Malay Curry Recipe

Lobster Malay Curry
How to make Lobster Malay Curry

Deshelling the lobster takes a little effort but the resulting dish, simmered in coconut milk, is totally worth it

  • Total Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Difficult

Ingredients of Lobster Malay Curry

  • For the marination:
  • 500 gms lobster
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • For the curry:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 3 tsp onion paste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 3/4 tsp green chilli paste
  • 3 tsp tomato puree
  • 1-2 cardamom
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 cloves
  • 11-12 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 ladle full of lobster stock
  • to taste salt

How to Make Lobster Malay Curry

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1.
De-shell the lobster and put only the shell into a pot of boiling water to make stock, let it simmer for at least an hour.
2.
Now devein the lobster meat and dice it into bite size pieces.
3.
Put the diced pieces in a bowl and marinate it with the coconut milk, salt, sugar and ginger.
4.
Mix well and put it in the fridge for half an hour.
5.
Heat oil in a vessel.
6.
Add the onion paste, saute, then add the ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilli paste.
7.
Cook till it becomes brown in colour.
8.
Add the tomato puree, mix well.
9.
Then add the cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
10.
Stir well. Reduce the flame and stir in the coconut milk gradually, so that it doesnt curdle.
11.
Let this simmer for 6-7 minutes then add salt.
12.
Now add the marinated lobster, stir gently.
13.
Finally, add the stock and let the lobster cook for about 6-8 minutes ir till the gravy becomes thick.
14.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Key Ingredients: lobster, coconut milk, salt, sugar, ginger paste, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves,

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