Drooling by the name…?? Well fried squid is just delectable. You can’t resist gobbling bowls of steaming rice or rotis, if you have this side dish. The recipe is not so complicated, but you need to get the squid perfectly cooked. Cleaning the squid is also not that difficult. In fact, it is interesting to clean them without breaking the ink pot within them 😉 Read on to learn how to make this lovely dish.
Squids are one amazing sea food variety. It is soft, juicy and fleshy. Squid fry is just irresistible. You can make squid roast too, with tomatoes. This recipe is for dry fried squid. This is perfect to be had for lunch with rice.
First, clean the squid properly and remove the fine skin around them. You can peel them off effortlessly. Next, you have to remove the ink pot inside them, without breaking it, to avoid any mess. Do not worry if you break a couple of the first ones. You will get the knack of it once you finish doing 3-4 of them. And once you learn it, you can easily clean them in less than 15 minutes.
Once you have the squids cleaned and ready, you may either cut them into smaller squares, or cut them into circles. You can easily do this with a kitchen scissors. After cutting them to smaller pieces, pressure cook the squid pieces in water with salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste, for about 10-15 minutes. The time required may vary depending on the size and type of squid used.
And when you have the squid ready, you can proceed to frying them. Heat oil in a pan. Saute the onions and little ginger garlic paste. Add more of red chili powder and then the cooked squid. Fry them nicely. Stir in between to ensure that all the sides are fried. Just before removing from flame, add in the crushed fennel seeds and curry leaves. Serve hot.