Squid Ghee Roast


350-400 gm squid
2-3 dry red chillies
5-6 kashmiri red chillies
1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp pepper corns
gooseberry sized tamarind
1″ piece ginger
5 garlic cloves
1/ 2 tsp turmeric powder
lemon juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp pepper powder
2 tbsp ghee
2 sprigs curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Clean and cut the squids into pieces or rings. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat a pan and add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and pepper corns and dry roast till it changes colour.
  3. Add dry chillies and roast on low flame for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool down.
  4. Then transfer it to a blender and add ginger, garlic and tamarind and grind it to a fine paste adding little water. Keep it aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, add 2 tbsp of ground paste, lemon juice, pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  6. Marinate the cleaned squid pieces with this paste and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan on low flame and add the remaining ground masala and salt and saute till the oil separates.
  8. Now add the marinated squids and mix well till masala gets coated to the squid.
  9. Cover and cook until it is done , stirring occasionally. Add curry leaves and mix well for a minute.
  10. Remove from the flame and serve with ghee rice, neer dosa etc…


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