24th June 2024

Squid Chilly Fry

Squid Chilly Fry

This is a home style Goan Squid Chilly Fry preparation. (For a Hotel Style Goan Squid Chilly Fry, click here) The making of this Squid Chilly Fry will hardly take any time and uses a few ingredients. It can be served as an appetiser or a side.

Serves: 4 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 15 Mins. + Marination

Cooking Time:  16 to 18 Mins.


  • Squids (cleaned, cut into cubes) – 400 gms
  • Onions (finely chopped) – 2 medium
  • Tomato (chopped) – 1 large
  • Green Chillies (chopped) – 2 to 3
  • Green Corriander (chopped) – 1 tbsp.
  • Pepper Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Goan Bancal Sauce Or Worcestershire Sauce – 1 tbsp.
  • Lime – ½
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Apply ½ tsp. salt, juice of the lime and turmeric powder to the cleaned and cubed squids and keep aside for 15 minutes (see note below).

Preparation of Squid Chilly Fry

Step 2:     Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a pan and sauté the onions till translucent on medium heat.

Preparation of Squid Chilly Fry

Step 3:     Add the green chillies and saute for a minute. Then add the tomatoes and saute on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes till soft.

Preparation of Squid Chilly Fry

Step 4:     Lower the heat and add the pepper powder. Give it a mix.

Preparation of Squid Chilly Fry

Step 5:     Now add the Bancal Sauce and the squids and give it a mix. Cook covered on low heat for a minute.

Step 6:     Finally, add 2 tbsp. hot water and the green corriander and cook covered for another 4 to 5 minutes.

Preparation of Squid Chilly Fry


  • I have not added Ginger-Garlic paste in this prep. You can add ½ tsp. to marinate.
  • This recipe was cooked and clicked at ‘Lianne’s Apartment’, Betalbatim, Goa. Thank you Lianne Dias Valadares for the use of your kitchen.

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