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Friday, February 02, 2007

Squid Masala


500 gm - Squid / koonthal / Calamari

1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

1 tsp - Red chili powder

1 tsp - Coriander powder

1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder

1/2 tsp - Garam masala

Salt to taste

1 ) Marinate, squid with the above powders, for half an hour. Heat little oil in a wok or kadai. Add the marinated squid to it and cook the squid on a low flame. Close with a lid. There is no need to add water. Cook till the squid is well cook and all the water that came out of the squid is used up.

1 tbsp - Garlic - Ginger paste

10 - Shallots, diced

2 - Green chili, slit in center

1/2 cup - Coconut, chopped to bits

3 sprigs - Curry leaves

Coconut oil or Corn oil


2 ) Heat oil in a pan. Add green chili, coconut bits, curry leaves and fry for a minute. Then add shallots and fry till light brown in color. Add garlic - ginger paste and fry for a minute.

3 ) Add the cooked squid, stir and mix well. Stir and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Take off the stove and serve.

Serve as a side dish with rice or chapati


If the squid is too spicy, add half a cup of thick coconut milk to it and cook till the gravy is thick and coating the squid.

Small squids taste better than big ones and of course fresh is best.

Technorati tags : seafood squid masala


Mrs. K said...

Wow! We are squid lovers. But we don't get good fresh squid here often. :(

Unknown said...

Good, reallyy tasty..i liked it a lott

Unknown said...

Adipoli taste..........Yummy.

Anonymous said...

I was recently in India and fell in love with the Squid Masala that I found in Goa. I cannot wait to try this recepie!! Thank you!
Kelly Hiscock

Unknown said...

Too good recipe...enjoyed a lot. I added 1 tsp.tomato ketchup . It really gave good taste.

Ann said...

Pravs dear,I havte tried this recipe yesterday with Cuttlefish and came out perfect !! Hey thank you so much.You know we dont get much perfect recipes for such sea foods..(btw,today noticed in your profile that you are a taurean..a foodie taurian here too..!! lol)

Pravs said...

Ann : Hi foodie taurian :D oh you tried the squid recipe for cuttlefish. I have a cuttlefish recipe here too. Did you check that out ? Anyways i am glad and happy to know this recipe worked out perfectly. After all squid and cuttlefish meat seems similar.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the squid recipe. it came out really well!

Nia said...

Hello! I discovered your blog while looking for a recipe for spicy squid. I couldn't follow yours exactly because I didn't have all the spices at home, but you explain all the instructions so clearly and easily that I risked an incomplete version. My husband wants to try the real one another day :)

You have an excellent blog, will susbcribe and try more recipes, this time hopefully with all the correct spices!

Pravs said...

Nia : glad to read your comment :) Do try this recipe and others too.

Pravin said...

I am keying in this comment after a meal of this wonderful preparation. It came out perfectly as I followed the recipe to a T. I added just one step. I lightly roasted the marinating spice mix to eliminate any potential raw taste. Your instruction specifying cooking the squid covered on a low flame until the water evaporates helps, since I know one has to either cook squid for a very short time (couple of minutes) or for over half an hour to render it soft. Thank you!

Pravs said...

Pravin : Oh wonderful ! glad you enjoyed this dish and thank you for the feedback :)