Squid Masala (Toddy Shop Style)

This is another recipe I got from Vanitha Pachakam (the one that was published in 2005 with recipes from all the major toddy shops in Kerala). This is easy, tasty and spicy!!!

Squid/Kanava; 1 kg cleaned

To marinate:
Turmeric: 1 tsp
Salt: as needed

For the Masala;
 Onion: 4 sliced
Ginger: 1 inch piece chopped
Green Chillies; 2 chopped
Chilly Powder: 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder: 2 tbsp
Pepper Powder: 1 tsp
Garam Masala/Meat Masala: 1 tsp
Tomato: 1 chopped
Coconut Oil: as needed.

Cook the marinated squid with just enough water ( 1/2 cup will do)
Drain excess water.
Heat oil in a wok and saute the onions, ginger and green chillies till onions turn brown.
Add the chilly powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and Garam/Meat Masala and saute for a few minutes till the raw smell is gone.
Now add the tomatoes and saute for a few minutes.
Mix in the cooked squid and let it get coated with the masala properly.
Simmer for a few minutes.
Serve with Rice or Chapatis.


  1. Very tempting n delicious,no wonder its the toddy shop's favorite..I always have prepared the curry version,will try this some time!

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  2. Spicy and super tempting one !!

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  3. Yum yum,super tempting squid masala..

  4. Toddy shop style recipes?! Hahaha.... thats really an innovative concept for a magazine to feature :) And ur picture of the squid masala does full justice to it :D looks super spicy and absolutely tempting...