Squid masala / Bandaas masala


My friend in Udupi (who is an amazing cook) called me and said she’s got a few large squids/bandaas in Konkani/cuttlefish. The cuttlefish was indeed quite large may be weighing about a Kilogram each!

I pondered for a while what dish to cook. There are many recipes like squid chilly which tastes good, then dry fry or roast. But then I decided to make squid masala that I had learnt from my friend but not tried yet.

The squid I had is cuttlefish which is similar to squid. And squid/cuttlefish/small octopus can be cooked in the same way

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Squid masala / Bandaas masala

Squid masala / Bandaas masala – squid cooked in a thick masala.

Since the cuttlefish I had was quite large and thick I had to make small square pieces. For small squids, you can cut into rings or stripes after cleaning it.

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Squid masala / Bandaas masala

Recipe by Rovena FernandesCourse: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 gms squid/cuttlefish

  • For grinding
  • 1/2 cup Shallots/sambar onion or 2 big onions

  • 6-7 cloves garlic

  • 1 inch Ginger

  • For the Masala
  • 4 Tbsp oil

  • 4 -5 springs curry leaves

  • 2 green chillies

  • 2 tomatoes or puree

  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp Black pepper powdered

  • 2 tsp fennel seeds powdered

  • 2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1 lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • Grind the ingredients mentioned ‘for grinding’ to a fine paste
  • In a frying pan heat oil.
  • Add the ground paste and fry with curry leaves and green chilliesonion masala
  • Add the tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add the chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry well for about a minute.
  • Now add the squid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add pepper powder, fennel seed powder and garam masala powder and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • add lemon juice and salt mix well.
  • add chopped coriander leaves.

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