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Masala Fried Squid- Bondas

To make masala fried squid you will need:
Squid-1 large squid
Mangalore Meet Mirsang paste
Onion finely sliced -1 medium size
Curry leaves- 12 leaves
Coconut /any other vegetable oil to fry.

To make quick and simple Mangalore Meet Mirsang/ Chilli paste:
Kashmiri or Bedagi Chilli powder- 2 tsps
Cumin Powder- 1tsp
Tumeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Vinegar- 1tbsp
Salt to taste.
1. Take all masala ingredients in a bowl, add water to make a shiny paste. Do not make runny or too thick.

2. Clean the tube and tentacles of the squid well. Dry with paper towels. Slice the tube into 1/2 inch thick rings (remove the film inside the body)

3. Marinate cleaned squid with the paste for minimum 10 minutes to maximum 1/2 hour.
4. To fry: In a hot tawa heat sufficient vegetable or coconut oil ( 3-4 tbsps) . Place onion and curry leaves into the oil and fry till onion turns golden brown. Then turn up the heat to high and carefully add the squid in a single layer over the top of the onions, toss the squid about on high heat for a minute or two till just done. (Add more oil as require to prevent the masala burning). As soon as the squid starts turning appearance from translucent to opaque/white, it is done. Take off the heat. Overcooking will make the squid rubbery
Reference : Tickle my Senses

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