Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spicy Squid Masala

I love squid and my kids love them too , so much that they don't mind the heat in this dish . This is my fav way of making it , no strike that eating it . It is very easy to make , absolutely no skill required and it tastes and looks great so here goes........


1 kg squid washed and cut into rings ( I use the head too )
2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
3-6 garlic cloves minced
1/2 inch pc of ginger minced
1 large onion sliced thinly
5-10 curry leaves
2 + 1 tbsp coconut oil
a pinch of garam masala ( optional )


In a pan , add the squid , spices , ginger and garlic and keep on high heat .
When the liquid starts to come out from the squid , lower the heat and cook for about 5-10 min .
In another pan , add 2 tbsp coconut oil .
When it starts to get hot , add the curry leaves and the cooked squid while reserving the liquid .
Be careful , because the squid starts spluttering .
Fry it for a few min and then set it aside .
Add the remaining oil and fry the onion slices till golden .
Add the reserved liquid and when it starts boiling , add the fried squid and cook till the water has evapourated , stirring it frequently, sprinkle some garam masala if using .
By now the masala must have coated all over the squid and gives off a nice aroma.
Serve hot with rice or roti and enjoy .


  1. I'd love to try this! Picky family, no, but me, yes :) Beautiful dish~

  2. love masala spices but never tried with squid. will bookmark to try soon!
    and thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. lovely spicy dish...ur clicks makes me drooling....

  4. Hi Shabs-I am bookmarking this amazing spicy squid recipe! If anything, I love squid probably more than any other seafood...so why am I not making more dishes with squied?...because I've been too lazy to look on the Internet, or in my cookbooks, and like "magic" one super yummy, spicy one shows up, and it's from YOU, my dear friend.
    When I come back next week, I'm gonna get some squid from my seafood market, make it...and link it back to you! (I have everything but the curry leaves)...will substitute for bay leaves, which I love so much!

    Thanks for sharing, and I thank you for your good wishes for my SF trip!

  5. Hi Shabs,
    I never had squid before - not that I'm against seafood or anything!In fact,I love seafood.But anything jelly-like actually turns me off and hence the apathy,I believe.Anyway,I have been trying to get rid of this and taste Calamari,when in comes your fabulous recipe for masala squid! So maybe I'll start off liking squid with your recipe - lets see:D

  6. I have never made squid at home....but I have been wanting to try it from some time...now I have a recipe too for reference....looks delicious :)

  7. wow...keep rocking with these yumm n mouthwatery recipes..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  8. I love this kin of prep..looks so delicious darls..wanna have some now...spicy and yummy

    and about tips in pics, ask me anytime kto!

  9. loved this click too..crisp and yumm

  10. From what I read this dish must be delicious! I will definately give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  11. i dont have a single squid recipe...and this will turn out to be my first and the best!!

    how did you like my compliment girl?

  12. I love seafood,this is great squid recipe,looks delish.

  13. Dear Shabs, My children love squid, and I know that they would appreciate it if I tried this! It looks wonderful and healthy and sounds delish! Many Blessings, your friend, Catherine xo

  14. This is great- I've never seen squid cooked in this manner. I always feel guilty eating fried calamari so this is a great alternative!

  15. Thank you everyone , I am glad that this is something new to you guys . I would love to know how it turns out for you guys .

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