Squid Curry

Oct. 1st, 2012 03:43 pm
[personal profile] honorillyatoo
Squid Curry
From "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey"

1lb cleaned squid
2 Tbsp olive or canola oil
1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds
1 med onion, cut into fine half rings
15 fresh curry or 10 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp curry powder
2 Tbsp tomato paste
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups water

Cut bodies of squid crossways into 1/4 in thick rings and separate tentacles, cutting up any really long ones. Wash well and leave to drain in colander.
Pour oil into frying pan over medium high heat. When hot put in mustard seeds. When they start to pop in a couple seconds put in the onions and leaves. Stir and fry until onions just start to color at edges. Add ginger, garlic, and curry powder. Stir for a minute then add tomato paste and stir a few times. Add 2 cups of water, salt, lemon juice, and squid. Stir and bring to a simmer on gentle heat. Simmer covered on low stirring occasionally for about 45 min or until squid is tender.

Serve with plain rice or rice noodles
Serves 3-4
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