Squid Masala


Squid is a sea food that tastes similar to fish but has a more tough texture than fish or prawns. While fish and prawns are regularly served in restaurants, squid is not a very common dish. If you are a sea food lover, you are sure to love squid masala. Let us have a look at its recipe. 

Ingredients (3 Servings):
  • Squid - 500 g
  • Onions - 3
  • Tomatoes - 1-2
  • Ginger Paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 6-7 cloves
  • Kashmiri Chillies - 2
  • Green Chilies - 3-4
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1-2 stems 
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon - 1
  • Powdered spices: Kashmiri chilli powder - 1/2 tsp, Turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp, Garam Masala powder - 1/4th tsp 
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp 
  • Oil for frying 
  • Cut the squid into rings (1 cm thickness) and marinate it with salt, lemon juice, Kashmiri chilli powder, Turmeric powder and ginger paste. Leave it aside for half an hour. 
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and add finely chopped garlic, crushed Kashmiri chillies, finely chopped green chillies, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let them fry for a minute on low flame.
  • Add finely chopped onions to it and let them fry till they turn soft. 
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes to it and let it cook till they turn absolutely soft. 
  • Add sugar and Garam Masala powder to it and let them fry for half a minute. 
  • Deep fry the squid rings in another utensil for around 10-12 minutes. 
  • Drain oil from the fried squid rings and add it to the gravy mixture. 
  • Add a glass of water to it and let it cook on low flame for another 15 minutes, covering it with a lid. 
  • Add finely chopped coriander leaves, just 2 minutes before turning off the stove. 
Tip: Even after it is completely cooked, it might feel tough on poking it with a knife, but don't get confused because it will be fully cooked. Rest assured, it is ready to serve.