Squid cubes and beans stir fry in kerala spicy-roast coating

Squid cubes and beans stir fry in kerala spicy-roast coating

Here's my humble endeavor with the popular squid stir fry trying to blend in the spice mix of traditional kerala roast recipe. This one is spicilious ( new word connoted just now) though the stir fry is supposedly quite bland. Enjoy as an appetizer or as a side to roti or rice too.

crazyandcooking with Serene & Timmy


  1. 800 - 1000 grams Squid cubes
  2. handful beans french
  3. 1/2 inch ginger ,chopped
  4. 5 - 6 cloves garlic , chopped
  5. 1 - 2 nos green chillies (as per your spice levels)
  6. 1 no onion medium sized , chopped
  7. 1 no tomato medium sized , chopped
  8. 1 teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder red
  9. 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  10. 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  12. 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  13. to taste salt
  14. 1 teaspoon lime juice
  15. pinch sugar
  16. as required water
  17. 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  18. 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  19. 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  20. 1 sprig curry leaves
  21. handful coriander leaves , chopped


15 mins
  1. Change

    You can marinate squid with some salt,pepper, red chilli and turmeric powders with lime in advance for anything more than 1 hour to overnight. If you do so, while cooking, reduce the spices accordingly. You can very well skip the step if you do not have time.

  2. Change

    Get all your chopping done. Rough chop onions,tomatoes and coriander leaves, slice chop ginger and garlic or just use some paste instead. Do not chop the french beans, just cut off the edges. Slit the green chillies.

  3. Change

    In a pan, heat the coconut oil, splutter the mustard and cumin seeds with curry leaves. Then keep on adding -going in first is ginger-garlic, and saute. Then goes in onions, saute them till color fades. Then, add in all the spices-saute well on low flame. Add in the tomatoes and coriander leaves, saute again. Now,add some water and bring it to boil.

  4. Change

    While this is getting done, pan sear with a splash of oil, the squid cubes and beans, till you see the colour fading the squid cubes begin to curl. Do not lower flame too much, the idea is to stir fry and not to completely cook.

  5. Change

    Add the stir fried squid and beans into the curry mix and cook for 2-3 minutes with the lid closed. Adjust for any salt and pepper if required and a sprinkle of sugar. Boil off all the excess water with lid open, splash a little more oil if you don't mind to get a slight 'beginning to char' effect. Finish off with dash of lime and serve hot.

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