Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spicy squid

Although I have tasted, relished and enjoyed squid earlier, this was the very first time I was preparing a squid dish at home. It is very easy to clean the squid. Please check this for the step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the squid before cooking. 


Squid cleaned, washed, and cut into rings
The quill found inside the squid, can be easily mistaken for a piece of plastic

Spicy squid curry

Spicy squid curry:

Ingredients: Squid - 1 cup
                     Onion - 1 big
                     Tomato - 1
                     Ginger - garlic paste - 2 tsp
                     Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
                     Turmeric powder - 1tsp
                     Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
                     Salt to taste
                     Oil - 2 tbsp
                     Curry leaves - 5-10
                     Green chillies - 3-4 slit
                     Coriander leaves for garnish.

Mix together squid, ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Mix well and leave aside for 10-15 minutes.
In a pan, heat oil. Add chopped onion, curry leaves, green chillies. Fry till the onion becomes tender and golden in colour. Add the chopped tomato. Fry for a couple of minutes until oil starts to separate. Then add the marinated squid. Mix well. Add water only if necessary. Cover and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes or until cooked. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Note: The quantity of the powders can be adjusted as per taste. Water can be added to have more gravy.


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