Dislocated Recipes for Success: Squid Pepper Fry

We had the Squid Pepper Fry in Udipi. It is a culinary poem to the often taken-for-granted-spice – black pepper. I’d suggest purchasing pre-tenderized squid since you’re unlikely to have some rocks nearby upon which to thrash it.


250g Squid

1 tsp Ginger grated

3 Green chiles

1 Onion ( chopped)

3/4 tsp Black pepper powder

1/2 tsp Red chile powder

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1/4 tsp Garam masala

2 tbsp Lemon juice

A few Curry leaves

2 tbsp Coriander leaves

5 tsp Coconut oil

Salt to taste


Step 1

Clean and cut the squid into pieces. Make shallow slits in the squid so that it gets marinated well.

Step 2

Take a bowl add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, 1/4 tsp of black pepper powder, lemon juice, 2 tsp of coconut oil, salt and mix well. Marinate the squid with this masala and keep aside for 30 minutes

Here is a chap sifting the black Keralan pepper by foot.

Step 3

Heat coconut oil in a pan and add marinated squid and cook for 10 minutes on a low flame.

Step 4

After the squid is partially cooked, add green chilly, curry leaves and finely chopped onions and fry until it is golden colour.

Step 5

Finally add black pepper powder and chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame.

Step 6

Tasty Squid Pepper Fry is ready.




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