Spicy Calamari Fry with Recheado Masala

24 Jan

If you love calamari and Indian spices, then you will love this easy Goan food recipe called as Squid Recheado Fry. In Goa, calamari is called Squids in English, Mankios in Konkani and Lulas in Portuguese. This recipe can also be done as a stuffed calamari using the tentacle and shrimps first cooked in the spices along with sauted onions,then stuffed in the calamari and shallow fried. That is how my mom would cook it as well.

This popular Goan recipe works as a great side or as an appetizer and this is where in Goa you should be enjoying it with a nice cold beer on a “Beach Shacks” . It will also be a dish to remember.


A Goan Beach Shack


1 1/2 pounds of calamari cleaned and sliced 1/2″ inches

3 tbsp of Recheado Masala (Goan Imports)

2 tbsp of ketchup

salt to taste


Ingredients for Spicy Calamari Fry with Recheado Masala


* Apply salt and 1 tbsp of recheado masala and marinate the calamari or squids for 15-20 minutes.

* Heat oil on medium and add the marinated calamari and saute for 1 1/2 minute. Drain out the water and separate the calamari in a plate.

*To the same hot pan add the remaining 2 tbsp of the recheado goan masala and ketchup and saute for about 1-2 minutes add the calamari back again and saute for another 1 1/2 minute till its done .


Spicy Calamari fry with Recheado Masala

Please note in order for the calamari to be soft it takes only about 3 minutes to cook them or else it gets rubbery. If it does then the best way to soften it is to cook it for 20-25 minutes more. This dish was a bit of a trick since it is tough to get it cooked in such a short time. If you like to cook it with gravy then don’t discard the water and you can use it as a nice spicy calamari sauce for pasta or rice by cooking for another 20 minutes covered and the sauce is thicken. Garnish it with parsley or cilantro which ever is  your preference.


Spicy Calamari Fry | Recheado Masala Squid Fry

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114 Responses to “Spicy Calamari Fry with Recheado Masala”

  1. Miracles Of Life November 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    Soo yummy !! Am sooo gonna try this

    • Nandini December 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  2. J LeClair March 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Wow! This looks so good. :- ) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Jessy

    • Nandini March 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

      You are so welcome Jessy 🙂

  3. Elisabeth Jackson March 11, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

    This looks amazing! I am going to try to make it!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

      Thank You Elisabeth so much 🙂

  4. Eatnbmerry April 3, 2016 at 6:20 am #

    This looks a most interesting variation on the way I cook squid. Have a look at my post of February 2015 ” Calamars à l’Armoricaine” and tell me what you think.
    Meanwhile, I’ll try your recipe.

    • Nandini April 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

      Thank You and Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  5. DONNASMÉLANGE May 1, 2016 at 8:08 am #

    Hi Nandini! Thanks for visiting my blog. Your recipes look so delicious, I will definitely try some. Have a delicious week! x Donna

    • Nandini May 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

      You are very welcome Donna and Thank You for stopping by as well 🙂

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