Friday, July 24, 2015

Squid Masala

I like this dish so much.  I sometimes order it when I eat indian rice set outside. I foresee myself perfecting this recipe again and again. Cos this is only my 1st attempt and the dish is not dry enough.  So the texture can be better and the taste definitely can be better too.  

Good luck to me!

Squid Masala | Sotong Masala Curry

400gms - Squid/Sotong
5 Large - Onions
5 - Green Chilies
3 Large - Tomatoes
1 tbsp - Ginger-Garlic Paste
3 tbsp - Oil
1 tsp - Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
6 to 7 - Curry Leaves
2 tsp - Red Chili Powder
1.5 tsp - Turmeric Powder
2 tsp - Coriander Seeds Powder
To Taste - Salt
4 tbsp - Chopped Coriander,Mint Leaves (I don't have mind so I just do without it)

Wash and chop sotong or squid in medium size pieces, marinate it with 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt for 15 to 20 mins or until required. Before adding to curry rinse 2-3 times in water.
Peel and slice onion, slit green chilies, chop tomato and coriander, mint leaves.
In a wok or pan heat oil add cumin, mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add curry leaves, onion, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste and saute until onion becomes soft.
Once onions becomes soft and brown add red chili, turmeric and coriander seeds powders and cook for 2 minutes in slow flame.
Add chopped tomatoes mix well, cover and cook until tomato gets mashed.
Once tomato gets mashed fully add rinsed squid and mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes in medium flame.
Add salt mix well, cover and cook again (don't add any water) for 12 to 15 mins in slow to medium flame or until oil floats on top and gravy becomes thick, stir in regular inteverals. Add coriander and mint leaves mix, cover and keep aside for 10 minutes before serving.

Serve hot or warm with steamed rice. 

Use spicy chili powder if you eat spicy food.  Reduce chili powder if you don't eat spicy food :)
Don't add water at-all, this curry suppose to be thick. Water from squid itself will help in cooking. 
Let the curry sit for 10 mins or more before you serve, it taste better that way.

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