I took a long break from the blogging world. Well, there is no reason..just that I was too lazy to click pics!!! Okay over to todays recipe... We went on a Srilankan trip and oooo, the food in Srilanka is to die for. For seafood lovers, it is heaven and beyond!!!! and this is one of the dishes I used to have almost every single day.. tried from all the sea food joints i went to.. and the best was from Beach Wadiya and also from a restaurant in Mount Lavinia.
So, I had to get the recipe somehow and finally the day before we left, I gathered the courage to ask a chef how to prepare this and he could speak tamil too. He gave me the detailed recipe and here it is.
Squid - 1 kg
Oil: for deep frying
Milk: 1 cup
Salt and Pepper: as needed
Egg: 1 beaten
Corn flour: half cup
Semolina: 2 tbsp
Maida: 2 tbsp
Clean the squid properly.
Soak in milk for an hour (so that it doesnt turn rubbery when u cook)
drain the milk completely and pat dry.
Dip in egg whisked with salt and pepper.
Coat it with the cornflour-maida-semolina mix
Deep fry till golden brown.
Butter: 4 tbsp
Garlic: 10 cloves minced
Green Chillies: 10 chopped
Cashewnut fried: 8
Chilli Paste: 3 tbsp (I used readymade Srilankan Chilli paste, but if you dont get it, u can try this recipe )
Sugar: 1 tsp
Salt: if needed
Heat butter in a wok and add the green chillies and minced garlic.
After a few secs, add the sugar, chilli paste, cashewnuts and the fried squid and toss everything.
Take off fire and serve warm.