Mammalapuram Kal Erra

Masala lobster This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Lobsters, Cumin Seeds
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Mammalapuram Kal Erra

  • 450 grams Lobsters
  • 1 inch piece Cumin Seeds sliced
  • 2 Green chillies seeded and sliced
  • 4 teaspoons Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Aniseeds (saunf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 Banana leaves


  1. Boil the lobster. Remove the flesh from the shell. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grind three teaspoons of mustard seeds, ginger and green chilli to a very fine paste.
  2. Transfer into a bowl, add turmeric power, red chilli powder and salt. Grind together the aniseeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and the remaining mustard seeds.
  3. Heat one tablespoon oil and add the ground seeds. Sauté briefly, pour over the ginger and chilli paste and mix well. Liberally coat the lobsters with this paste, wrap in banana leaves.
  4. Place on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven or on a grill for twenty to thirty minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 684
Carbohydrates 9.5
Protein 98.2
Fat 27.9
Other Fiber 8.3 gm