Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spicy squid

Serves : 3-4
Cooking Time : 20-25 minutes
~ 0.352 kg squid
~ 6 cherry tomatoes
~ a handful of curry leaves
~ 1 large red onion, coarsely chopped
~ 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
~ 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, pounded
~ 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
~ 5 tablespoons oil
~ seasons to taste
Steps needed to clean and prepare the squid
  • Pull the tentacles out from the body
  • Cut the tentacles just below the eyes and then remove the ' beak ' ( Be careful not to cut the ink sac )
  • Gently reach inside the body to remove the quill and discard
  • Tear away the skin and wash the squid under running water
  • Cut the squid into estimate equal length
  1. Marinate the squid pieces, lemon zest, pounded cumin seeds, garlic and 1 teaspoon of oil in a bowl. Place this inside a fridge for about 40 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and stir for about a minute before adding in the marinated squid. Then add the water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the cherry tomatoes and give it a quick stir.
  5. Then spread curry leaves on top. Cover and simmer for 5-10minutes. Occasionally stirring the mixture until the liquid has reduced and the oil has separated from the gravy.


လင္းၾကယ္ျဖဴ September 18, 2009 at 6:42 AM  

5 easy steps to follow !!
Then ,it is good to go !!Wowww!!
looks interesting!!
take care
Linn Kyel Phyu

Moulmein Thu September 19, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

Thanks Ko Linn Kyel Phyu.
Take care too :)

alisa September 20, 2009 at 2:19 AM  

This is delicious! I love cooking with squid. I hope you could also share this recipe with us over at just dont forget to register first so we know who to credit the recipe to. Thanks! -Alisa@Foodista

Moulmein Thu September 22, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

Hi Alisa,
Thank you for allowing me to share my recipe on your website.

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