Ingredients (Serves 4)
1. Squid (kanava, koonthal, calamari) - Around 400 – 500 gm, cleaned and cut into cubes (Makes about 2 cups)
2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tsp
Coarsely ground pepper – 1/2 tsp
Ginger – garlic paste – 1.5 tsp
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs, torn
Lemon juice – 1.5 tsp
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp, crushed in a mortar and pestle
Salt – To taste
Pearl onions – 3 – 4, thinly sliced (optional)
3. Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tbsp
1. Marinate squid pieces with all the ingredients numbered 2. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Heat oil at medium-high heat. Add squid cubes in two batches and fry until brown on both sides, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve this yummy squid fry with rice.
Squid can be replaced with scallops or clams. Here’s a scallop fry.
So tasty looking squid..
Amazing and delicious looking squid. It is one of my favorite seafood.
Hey…looks yumm…I usually make squid thoran or squid roast..I wanted to know the texture of squid after frying ??? Will it be chewey or tender.
It was tender…I cooked only for 5 minutes on either side, so that the outside becomes crispy and inside remains tender. I think it will become chewy only if you cook it for a long time.
Thanks Maya…will keep the timing in mind..
Looks yum Maya, will try this recipe, adipoli.
I could wait to get squid.. I tried this exact recipe with tilapia and it was really tasty.. The curry leaves gave a good flavor.. Next time oi will make with squid.
it was really amazing..tasty..and mouth watering…thanks for your recipe..keep it up..and share your recipes..u r fantastic…i really got my taste buds reminding my umichi (mom)…thanks ms.maya..
Really yummy and easy recipe!! In most other recipes, ginger and garlic are chopped / crushed and put – takes time and also my kids don’t like biting it after it is cooked. The ginger-gatlic paste avoids this problem. Very simple and fast recipe. Only the coconut and pearl onions to be prepared.