Lobster Tikka Masala

Lobster Tikka Masala
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Located in Brunswick, Maine, Bombay Mahal is famous for its lobster tikka masala, a twist on the classic chicken tikka masala that you can make right at home.This recipe is courtesy of Bombay Mahal.
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Lobster Tikka Masala
Total time: 60 minutes
  • 32 ounce fresh maine lobster meat, diced
  • 45 ounce tomato purée
  • 3 cup water, room temperature
  • 4 teaspoon butter
  • 8 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 3 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 3 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 ounce cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 cloves, whole
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 2 inches
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 green chili pepper, chopped (optional)
  1. Bring a medium-sized non-stick pan to medium heat.
  2. Add butter once the pan is hot.
  3. Once butter starts to melt, add cumin seeds, caraway seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves and cook until they become a golden brown color and give off fragrance.
  4. Add ginger and garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute.
  5. Add chopped onions and green chili pepper.
  6. Once onions start to become translucent (about 2 minutes), add turmeric, salt and sugar.
  7. Add water to dilute mixture, followed by tomato purée.
  8. Continue to mix, bringing to a boil on high heat for 15 minutes to thicken curry.
  9. Add fresh lobster and heavy cream, lightly stirring for 5 minutes so as not to break up meat.
  10. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes.
  11. Take off heat and garnish with cilantro, garam masala and a few extra dollops of melted butter.
  12. Serve with basmati rice, naan or chapati.