Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Squid Chilly Fry....

Squid chilly fry is a very popular side dish in Kerala restaurants. Its one of the dish my dad  frequently used to order from our nearby hotel. Though I tried a lot of Squid fry recipes in the past, none of them were successful. Recently I came across another recipe of chilly fry in a local food magazine and I tried it same day. The preparation was a finger licking one and hence I thought of sharing the recipe with our friends here.
Try this recipe and let me know your reports too.

Ingredients :
15 Medium sized squids 
2tsp pepper corns
2tsp Ginger crushed
2tsp Garlic,peeled and  crushed
1 spring curry leaves (optional)
10 Green chillies slit
1tsp Red chilly powder
4-5 onion sliced
1tsp Garam masala
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp fennel powder
2tsp tomato sauce
1tsp soy sauce
4tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1tsp lemon juice
  1. Crush the peppers and keep it aside.
  2. Clean and cut the squid into rings and marinate it with the  pepper powder, lime juice (or vinegar) and salt.
  3. In a pan heat oil, add the sliced onions. Saute it till they become brown.
  4. Add the crushed ginger, garlic, curry leaves and the green chillies.
  5. Saute it well for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the garam masala,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and fennel powder, add tomato sauce and soya sauces. Mix it well.
  7. Add the marinated squid pieces  and mix everything well and make sure that squid pieces are thoroughly coated with mixture.
  8.  Add ½ cup of water and mix well.
  9.  Lower the flame, cover it with a lid and cook it until the squid is done. Stir it in between.
  10.  Once the chicken is cooked, add some curry leaves and cook for another 4-6 minutes.
  11. Serve hot.