Sep 17, 2010

Spicy Squid

Spicy Squid

Serves: 3


500 g squid ( net weight 350 g after cleaning )
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water
2 onions, finely sliced
1 - inch piece ginger, finely chopped
10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 green chillies. slit lengthwise
3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste or 2 teaspoon juice (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
4 tablespoon water ( 2 tablespoon for spice powder and 2 tablespoon for final cooking )
2 springs fresh curry leaves
1 tablespoon cooking oil


Wash and clean squid. Slice into circles of 1 cm thickness.

Dilute red chilli powder, pepper powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder with 2 tablespoon water and keep aside ( spice powders )

Marinate squid with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Keep aside for half an hour. Boil squid in a pan with 1/2 cup water (100 ml) for 5 -8 minutes or till softens / the water in the pan almost dries up.

Heat oil in a pan. Fry sliced onions till golden brown. Add curry leaves, slit green chillies, chopped ginger - garlic (or 1 tablespoon ginger - garlic paste). Saute for 2 - 3 minutes till fragrant.

Add diluted spice powder, tamarind juice / paste (optional) and mix it well. Saute on a low heat for 2 -3 minutes or till the raw smell goes.

Add cooked squid, 2 tablespoon water and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 - 12 minutes or till dries up / squid pieces well mixed with all the ingredients and spices / fragrant. Serve hot with rice / rotis as a side dish.