Saturday, 1 September 2012

Mankeo (Squid /Calamari) Curry


Squid -500g(It shrinks on cooking)
Green chilli- 4
Tomato Puree-1 cup
Onion-2 large-chopped thin
Cocum juice-1/2 cup
Chilli powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder-1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-2 sprigs
Refined oil-as required
Salt-as required


Clean the squid and make gashes on it.(or cut it into rings like I do) . Dry roast chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder, fenugreek seeds and a sprig of curry leaves for a couple of minutes.

Heat oil in a wok. Saute onion,ginger,garlic,green chillies till they become soft.Now wait for a minute or two to cool the sauted ingredients(the powders too) and grind it into a coarse paste.

Now add the tomato puree to the paste and whisk it for a minute.Now pour this mixture over the cleaned squid.Add salt as required.Leave it for 10 minutes.

Now add the cocum juice and enough water for the required consistency and cook it over a medium flame for nearly 8-10 minutes or till the squids are cooked properly.

Finally add a sprig of curry leaves and mix well. (You may add a pinch of sugar,for a good twist).Now remove from the stove and serve it hot with chappathi /rice.

(This squid curry again tastes better the next day).

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