Using Herbs and Spices

Asian Home Recipe

Fried Spicy Squid Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg (2 lb)


4 cloves

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon


1 stalk


3 tablespoons

3 cups

1 1/2 teaspoons


Medium onions, finely sliced

Garlic, finely sliced

Finely grated fresh ginger

Ground turmeric

Chili powder, optional

Ceylon curry powder

Whole fenugreek seeds

Cinnamon stick

Lemon grass

Curry leaves


Coconut milk

Ghee or oil for frying

Method :
  • Clean squid, removing ink sac and discarding the head.

  • Cut into rings.

  • Put into a deep saucepan with all the ingredients except ghee.

  • Bring to the boil.

  • Then simmer for about 1 hour or until squid is tender and the gravy reduced to a small quantity.

  • Drain pieces of squid from the gravy.

  • In another pan, heat the ghee and fry the squid.

  • Pour the gravy into the pan in which the squid are fried.

  • Simmer for a minute or two longer.

  • Serve with white rice and sambols.


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