Like always, this trip to the farmers market saw us fresh stock our fridge.
There is something that fresh smelling vegetables do to the chef in me. Sous or otherwise.
This time around we found some fresh squid along with some pomfret.
Seemed like spicy squid was the order of the day!
So it was, that this 'phanna upkari' happened.
Heres what went into it:
2 cups fresh squid- cleaned and washed
1 cup red onion - chopped fine
1 tbp ginger-garlic paste
1 tbp oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp gharam masala
1 tbp red cayyene( chilli) powder
1 tomato - cubed
salt to taste.
In a little water, boil the squid with salt and turmeric, till cooked (about 10mins).
In a pan, heat the oil. Saute the onions and ginger-garlic paste. Add all spices and mix. Add the tomatoes and cook covered till it mashes to pulp.
To this add the squid and adjust the salt.
Cook for another minute or two to blend well.
Serve hot with steamed white rice.
The verdict from G was 'a lipsmacking success'.
Ps: adjust the spices to suit your palate.
We also tried this with some left over 'idiyappam'. Yummy again.
R tried to dip some pita bread into it. Loved it too!
Until another recipe, another meal, relish your food, enjoy the process and who you eat it with. Bon Appetite.
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