Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Fresh Squids – 1 kg, washed & cut into rings
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Garlic Cloves – 3 big size
Onions – 1 medium, chopped
Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 8
Fish curry powder / Chicken powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Chili powder – 2 tsp
Coconut milk – 1/2 cup
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Squid Marinade: Mix the following with squid and let it sit for atleast 15 mins.
salt – 1/4 tsp
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
1. Heat olive oil in a skillet. When its hot add mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add cumin seeds. Fry for 15 seconds without burning. Then, add garlic and fry for few seconds until you get an aroma.
Quickly stir in onions.
2. When the onions turn translucent in 3 mins, add garlic paste, curry leaves, chicken powder, coriander powder, chili powder. Mix well and cook for 2 mins.
3. Now, add the marinated squids, mix. Pour in the coconut milk , add garam masala powder and stir. Add 1/4 tsp salt, cover and cook till it boils for 10 mins. If you want more gravy add a bit more water or coconut milk.
4. Lastly, add tomatoes.
Cook for 1 minute, check salt and turn off the heat.
# Remove from the heat after its done, so it doesn’t overcook the squids.
# Fresh curry leaves can be frozen and used anytime needed.
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