Monday, February 12, 2007

Cuttlefish Pepper Fry

Cuttlefish is not a fish, but like squid and octopus, it belongs to the class of molluscs known as Cephalopods.

1 Lb - Cuttlefish
5 - Shallots, diced
2 - Green chili, slit in center
1 inch piece - Ginger, crushed
1/2 to 1 tsp - Black pepper powder
1 tbsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Corn oil


1 ) Clean and cut cuttlefish to small pieces.

2 ) Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add green chili and curry leaves. Stir for a minute, then add shallots and ginger. Stir and fry.

3 ) Add turmeric powder, black pepper powder and coriander powder. Stir and fry the powders for a minute. Add the cut cuttle fish. Stir and mix well with the masala. Cover with a lid and cook on a low flame till the cuttlefish is cooked.

4) Add little more oil, if necessary and fry the cuttlefish. Take off the stove and serve hot.

Serve hot as a side dish.


Lessen the amount of black pepper powder, if you do not want it very spicy.


KitchenFairy said...

Looks delicious!!I never tried this fish.Is that really tasty?

RP said...

Looks delish!
Is it the same as squid fish/kalamari(koonthal?)? We love it, but we don't get it here often.

Annita said...

hmmm..thats a delicious dish..m..e too haven't tried this fish

Mallugirl said...

what is cuttle fish? squid or octopus? nice recipe!

Pravs said...

Cuttlefish is not a fish, like the name suggest. It's Like the squid or the octopus.

Mishmash ! said...

Cuttle fish? whts it called in kerala? It looks hot n spicy :)

Happy V-Day :)

Jyothsna said...

Cuttle fish?! Sounds delicious! Nice recipe!

Anonymous said...

Cuttlefish is very similar to squid, but usually has shorter tentacles and larger body. The taste is much the same but I think they are softer when cooked so I prefer them when I can find them.