How to make Squid Koliwada -

Crunchy and fiery hot these deep-fried squids can delight any seafood lover.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Squids (स्क्विड ), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Squid Koliwada

Squid Koliwada Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Squid Koliwada Recipe

  • Squids cut into rings 10-12 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice flour 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger and garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder roasted 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green mint and coriander chutney to serve

  • Fresh coriander and fresh mint leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Place the squid in a bowl. Add the salt, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, cumin powder and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 2

Add the gram flour and mix. Add the yogurt and mix.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Add the squids, one by one, ensuring that the kadai is not crowded. Deep fry till crisp and golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Arrange them in a serving platter and sprinkle chaat masala on top. Serve hot with green mint and coriander chutney.

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