Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time : 30 mins

Serves: 4 to 5


  • Squid : 1/2 kg
  • Onions: 2 chopped vertically
  • Tomatoes: 2 roughly chopped
  • Green chillies : 2
  • Ginger: 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Garlic: 6 cloves crushed
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 3/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt: for taste


  • Clean squid properly and cut it into small rings.
  • Marinate it with chilli powder, pepper powder,turmeric powder,salt,curry leaves and coconut oil. Keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Deep fry the squid until it gets half cooked.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds,let it splutter then add fennel seeds,green chillies ,ginger and garlic.Saute for a minute.
  • Add onions and little salt and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and saute until it turns mushy.
  • Add all dry spice powders,sprinkle little water and mix well.
  • Now add fried squid to this ,mix well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and close and cook for 15 mins.
  • Garnish it with curry leaves.

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