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Tasty Squid Masala

Squid (Calamari) Pieces cooked with spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Very tasty one. Squid requires little more cooking time, but worth trying. I learned this tasty recipe from my Mother In Law, Mrs.Creda Isaac.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 500 gm squid(clean with salt and turmeric powder,remove all foul parts)
    • 2 onions-sliced
    • 1 tomato -chopped
    • 3 tsp chilli powder(1 tsp + 2 tsp)
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp saunf
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 2 cups water
    • few curry leaves
    • few coriander leaves


    1. Pressure cook squid pieces with 1 tsp chilli powder,1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt and 2 cups water for 20 mins. Turn off the flame.
    2. Take a non stick kadai, heat oil and saute saunf, onion slices, tomato slices,curry leaves,coriander leaves,ginger-garlic paste,cooked squid pieces (along with remaining water), 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder ,1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt.
    3. Mix all well and cook till the masala becomes dry.
    4. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    5. Tasty Squid Masala is ready to be served with chapathis, Idli,Rice etc.


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Thank u so much,Lydia!.U can try this adding ur fav curry powders (with the given Masala) too.

    Lydia Veigas

    Hi, Christy, I tried this, it was really tasty, thanks.