Friday, 2 August 2013

Squid Curry

Finally Zion is out of fever zone & is all charged up. These days he is so attached to me & walks along with me like my tail. I cant tell you that he even doesn't let me go for a bath or toilet:) At last I decided yesterday to have some "me" time while he was asleep. My hubby gave me a reward card & told me shop whatever you want:) Now that is like a super gift for a wife right? I reached the MRT & called one of my friends to say that I am shopping today. She & I have had so many good times shopping together in the past. Now she too is a new mommy so she hardly gets time to go out & have "me" time. Finally it worked for both of us:) We met at Raffels place had lunch together, did some window shopping, chit chatting & then shopped till evening in the malls. It was a great outing. More than shopping we enjoyed each others company. Its so much important to have this "me" time once in a while. Before having Zion I used to meet this friend almost every week & now its like once a month or once in 2 months kinds.

These days I am so lazy to blog but definitely not lazy to cook. I have been making so many new dishes but haven't had the time to upload any of those. Now today's post is a curry that I made some time ago. This is a simple style Mangalorean curry made with coconut milk. This is how my Mom makes most of the fish curry. A very tasty & easy curry to go well with everything be it rice or roti's. This is how I made it:
  • 1 Kg cleaned & cut Squid
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 Tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1.5 Tspn Cumin powder
  • 1.5 Tspn coriander powder
  • 1 Tspn chili powder
  • 1/4 Tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbspn lemon juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 tspn fenugreek seeds
  • curry leaves to garnish
  • 1/2  cup hot water
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tspn sugar
  • 2 Tbspn coconut Oil
  • Coriander leaves to garnish

  1. In a heavy bottom Pan, add oil fry fenugreek seeds, onions, ginger garlic paste until translucent
  2. Add curry leaves tomatoes & cook this until fat separation.
  3. Now add in all the Masala's mentioned above & saute for a minute.
  4. Add the cleaned squid into this & saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Now add in hot water, coconut milk , salt, sugar, lemon juice & bring this to a boil in low flame around 2 mins. Keep stirring or else the coconut milk will split
  6. Turn off the flame & garnish the dish with coriander leaves.

  1. I used coconut oil coz I use it for most of my seafood recipe to bring out the unauthentic Mangalorean flavour. You can use any other cooking oil if you want.
  2. I cut my squid in round shape & they look like small onion rings, Well you can cut it any shape you want. Make sure you have cleaned it well



  1. G'day! I never heard of squid curry before, true!
    Your recipe is now on my list to do! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne

    1. Squid curry is quite common in mangalore & we make this often. Try & let me know if u liked it:)

  2. Lovely curry sharon... I really agree vit u dat me time is so important but then due 2 work, I take my me time as my office time! Hehe...

    1. Thx Raf:) for stay at home mom's "me" time is a desperation :)

  3. I'm so glad your little one is on the mend - as a mum of four I can relate only too well!! lovely that you got a bit of time off!!! the curry looks SOOOOO delicious:)
    Mary x

    1. Thx Mary:) hmm 4 kids & Iam sure u must be a super expert mom.

  4. Apart from squid fry never tried them in curry, colour of the curry is just irresistible and inviting.

    1. U must try the curry Priya it's flavor is amazing!

  5. Glad your little one is doing good.
    I have never made squid or eaten them in any form. The curry looks so tasty.
    I agree totally about some alone time..we all need it for sanity purposes:).

  6. I wish I can get a reward card from other half and do all the shopping I want. I only wish but that never happens. Lovely squid curry. My fear about squid is over cooked it but certainly I can see how just right in texture the squids are submerged in the spicy and tangy curry. Need to pull up my socks and try this curry.

  7. Hi Sharon..for a working mom, a me time is very hard to find and that too with friends with whom u like to go out..
    Even when my son was small he would be my just recent that he has become his dads tail. Lucky me.
    I love ur blog and have loads of recipe to try out. The clicks are very inviting and drool worthy..
    Would sure try ur curry aftr the fasting is over..looks delish

  8. I have never tried making squid though i have had fried squids once and i gorged on them. Would love to try this delicious looking curry recipe of yours. thanks for sharing.


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