How to make Kerala Squid Masala -

Squids cooked in coconut oil Kerala style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Latha R.

Main Ingredients : Squids (स्क्विड ), Coconut oil (नारियल का तेल)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Seafood

Kerala Squid Masala

Kerala Squid Masala Recipe Card


The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kerala Squid Masala Recipe

  • Squids cut into rings 500 grams

  • Coconut oil 3 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic 5 cloves

  • Ginger chopped 1/4 inch piece

  • Onion chopped 1 small

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli chopped 2

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped


Step 1

In a large bowl mix together squids with salt and turmeric powder. Heat one tablespoon coconut oil in a pressure cooker. Add squids and pressure cook for one whistle

Step 2

Blend together garlic, ginger, onion, red chilli powder, salt and black pepper powder with water to a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan add green chillies, tomatoes and the paste and saute for a minute.

Step 4

Add the squids and cook on low heat for few minutes. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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