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Puducherry | Bites by the sea Hints

Puducherry | Bites by the sea Hints
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First Published: Sat, Sep 10 2011. 01 25 AM IST

Updated: Sat, Sep 10 2011. 01 25 AM IST
I can sum up Puducherry cuisine in just one word, “seafood”. Since we are on the coast, seafood is aplenty, and though Puducherry has a lot of French influence culturally, food-wise there is a touch of the Indian Tamil influence; I mean the creole. So I will give you a simple easy snack in seafood—Crispy Fried Calamari.
Crispy Fried Calamari
Serves 4
Ingredients
1/2 kg fresh calamari
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 cup oil
Salt to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 tbsp maida
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp rice flour
Coriander leaves, chopped
Method
Clean the calamari well and remove the heads, cut it into rings, sprinkle a little salt, lemon juice and chilli powder on to it, mix well and keep aside. In another flat dish, mix the three different types of flour with turmeric powder and a little water. Add salt to taste and a pinch of sugar for good measure. It enhances the taste. Do not make a batter just soft enough to mix the calamari in it well. The flour should be smooth and the calamari should get coated nicely. Now add the chopped coriander and mix. Heat oil in a kadhai (wok) and drop the coated calamari slowly, like dropping onion rings. Fry and remove on a paper towel and then to a plate dressed with salad and cocktail mayonnaise and serve.
This snack goes well with light drinks or even as just a starter.
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First Published: Sat, Sep 10 2011. 01 25 AM IST