Friday, November 18, 2011

Shorshe Golda Chingri (Lobster in mustard sauce)

Reposting recipe for ongoing events....pls find the details below....


I'm back with this delicious and super simple Recipe of Indian Scampi or Golda Chingri which is an absolute favorite among the Bengalis.

              lobster in mustard sauce

 Also known as Fresh Water lobster, they are extremely flavorful and little sweet in taste . This dish is preferably prepared with Black mustard seeds as it's intense aroma and the heat always add a kick to your dishes. Can use Yellow mustard seeds  instead  if you want less heat going in. 

Just love these gorgeous Lobsters !!!

Preparation time : 5 to 7 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4

           shorshe golda chingri

Ingredients :
  • 2 lb. Lobster (comes to almost  3 to 4 in number)
  • 2 tbsp Black mustard seeds / Yellow mustard seeds 
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Black mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil , preferably used 
          bengali lobster curry

Preparation :
  • Cut and clean the Lobsters thoroughly. Marinade with Salt and turmeric powder. Keep for 5 minutes.
  • In the mean time grind the black / yellow mustard seeds, poppy seeds and green chilies together to a fine paste .(IMPORTANT :  Before use , add a little water to the paste and strain out the black skin of the mustard seeds , else the curry might turn bitter once cooked . If you are using yellow mustard seeds instead, you need not do this process.  ) 
  • Shallow fry the lobsters, keep aside.
  • Next in a wide bottomed non stick skillet, heat 2 tbsp mustard oil, add 1 tsp of black mustard, once it starts to sputter, add the chopped onions and saute till it turns a light golden brown color. Add turmeric and fry for another minute or until the raw smell vanishes.
  • Next add 2 cups of water and salt and bring to a boil, add the paste to it and mix it well.
  • Add the fried lobster , cover and cook till the curry becomes semi thick but pouring consistency.
  • Enjoy the curry with hot rice. Even goes well with Roti/ Parathas.

Since I made this dish just before Diwali, hence sending it for the event “CC- Festive Food” organized by Srav's Culinary concept 


Reposting this recipe for Food of the month contest hosted by Food Corner


also sending for the event Christmas Delicacy hosted by Julie of Erivum Puliyumm


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  1. Lobster Curry looks super tempting...

  2. OMG. that looks yummm. I love love love lobster :)

  3. that dish looks so good! we make a similar curry with crab! never tried lobster... in fact I wonder if we get good lobster in Bangalore... ur daughter's expression is so cute and funny at the same time... did she like the curry?

  4. Delicious lobster masala. Your princess expression is really cute. Wish you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali.

  5. That looks delicious! I love the last picture, LOL.



  6. Looks delicious !! thanks for linking to my event !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

  7. Lobsters look very fresh and the curry looks yummy as well.

  8. That is so flavorful and yummy! Happy Diwali to you and family...

  9. Hi Sonali,
    thanks for being in touch again after so long. Hope everything is fine with you and Happy Deepavali to everyone at home.

    That thick gravy is simply delicious looking and my hubby will go gaga, must try as I have been looking for a similar recipe. I will give a try with fish for a change.

  10. hi sonali,
    Good to c ur blog...I am jus drooling on lobster..Nice tips on sidebar...

  11. looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...

  12. i loved your daughters expression :) :)...!!!
    i love everything mustardy!nice recipe..luks so yumm!!

  13. i am totally in for these....i wonder if i can get these here...will look for ur daughter's expression! curry looks absolutely delish!

  14. Happy Diwali! Your lobster dish looks delicious! And your daughter's reaction is so cute! :)

  15. Welcome back.The curry looks yummy.

  16. Welcome back! The dish is scrumptious and tempting...BTW, that 'instantaneous reaction'...Priceless LOL!

  17. Yummy lobster dish! Outstanding :)

    I hope you had a fantastic Diwali!

  18. looks so easy to prepare and delicious...lovely mouthwatering preparation!

  19. What a fascinating dish. It is so different from anything in my experience, which is part of what makes it appealing.

  20. thanks a ton everybody for all your kind wishes....

  21. thanks nava for your concern...yes we all r doing good now...
    yes daughter loved the curry very much !

  22. heyy...this one looks so tempting and delicious....will surely try this sometime and I loved your daughter's expression, very cute!!..

  23. LOL, that picture of your daughter looks so funny, I love her reaction :D. I hope you had a happy divali, your food looks excellent!
    *kisses* HH

  24. Luv ur space and the recipes too. Thanks for the add and Glad to follow U

  25. I am going to try this...thanks for sharing dear...
    recipe sounds soooooooper dooooooooper delicious..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  26. The curry has such a rich color and looks & sounds so yummy.Loved your daughters expression-She does enjoy eating these right ?

  27. yes...she loved those Lobsters...though she's not very fond of prawns !

  28. Good to see you here Sonali, Welcome Back!! Hope you all are doing good. Love your daughter's expression, probably mine would be same, as I have never seen such Big Lobsters for real, OMG!! :-)

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  29. This curry looks yum! I put one of my votes for this gravy on the contest conducted by Food corner!

  30. Lobster looks rich..
    Mustard sauce is so tempting,but Lobster,err...I can take a bite ..
    Not a big fan of sea food..
    But loving your style and Presentation!!!!

  31. I'm not a bog fan of sea food but this looks amazing !!

  32. The lobsters featured in this dish are easily available all over Bengal. These are essentially harvested in Bengal for the local market, but most importantly for Export. You can get it in other metros of India, but you will have to go to a big fishmonger or your bigger supermarkets. For those of you in Bangalore, try the Madivala Fish Market or Madivala Total. I am certain you will get it there. Also use the exact same method to cook Elish(Hilsa) or smaller prawns. Its all good as all Bengali's would know ;).


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