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Goan lobster curry

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
From James Martin's Food Map of Britain
A really quick and easy seafood curry that would work well with prawns as well as lobster. Serve with pilau rice.


  1. In a large pan, heat the oil. When hot add the onions and fry for 4-5 minutes, or until deeply golden-brown. Add all the spices, garlic, chilli, fresh coconut and coconut milk. Bring to the boil, then add the tamarind paste and simmer for 3- 4 minutes.

  2. Stir through the lobster meat. Cook until the lobster is warmed through, then sprinkle over the coriander and season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • 50ml/2fl oz olive oil
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp mango powder
  • 1 stick cinnamon, broken up
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 100g/3½oz fresh coconut, grated
  • 400ml/14fl oz coconut milk
  • 4 tsp tamarind paste
  • 675g/1lb 8oz cooked lobster, meat removed and cut into large pieces
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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