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Stuffed Squid

4.30 from 7 votes

Squids are very flavorful and delicious sea food variety. They are juicy and fleshy if cooked and prepared properly. These stuffed squids are a treat to the eyes and they burst with flavors. You may replace the squid tentacles in the filling with chicken or prawns too.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Recipe CategoryNon-Vegetarian
Served AsDinner
CuisineIndian, Sea Food
Servings 3


  • Squid whole 6-8
  • Onion finely chopped 1
  • Tomato finely chopped 1
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp divided
  • Coriander leaves chopped 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder 4 tsp divided
  • Turmeric powder 3/4 tsp divided
  • Salt
  • Crushed fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • Honey 1 tbsp
  • Roased sesame seeds 1 tsp
  • Vegetable oil 2 tbsp and more for frying the squids


  • First wash and clean the squids. Reserve the tentacles too.
  • Pressure cook them for 15-20 minutes with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.
  • Cut the tentacles and finely chop them. Keep it aside.
  • Now marinate the whole squid bodies with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp red chili powder and salt as required.
  • Let it rest for at least an hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  • For this, heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute until they turn light brown in color.
  • Now add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  • Next simmer the flame, and add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder and saute.
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes and saute until they turn soft and oil begins to appear on the top.
  • Then add the finely chopped squid tentacles and crushed fennel seeds and mix well.
  • Add in the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Switch the flame off.
  • Now take the marinated squid and fill each of them with the prepared filling.
  • Using the back of a small spoon, press so that the squid gets filled evenly.
  • Seal the opening using a toothpick.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Carefully place each of the filled squid in the oil and shallow fry for about 10-15 minutes, flipping the sides so that they are cooked evenly.
  • Serve hot with a little honey and sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

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4.30 from 7 votes

femina shiraz
femina shiraz

I love to eat good food and serve delicious food to my family and friends too.

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