Lobster masala with spiced lentils

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 2

From Saturday Kitchen

 

Ingredients

For the spiced lentils

  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 350g/12oz red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander

For the masala sauce

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2.5cm/1in piece fresh root ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 3 large ripe beef tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 cooked lobster, split in half, flesh removed and cut into chunks, shells reserved

To serve

  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • handful fresh coriander cress
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