One of the standout dishes at Niraamaya is their signature Squid Pepper, a delicious seafood dish that combines fresh squid with bold spices to create a mouthwatering taste sensation. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at the recipe for this Kerala-style dish, so you can try it at home and experience a taste of Niraamaya.
To start, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 25 ml coconut oil
- 1 tbsp julienne ginger
- 1 tbsp sliced garlic
- 2 julienne green chillies
- 1 sliced red onion
- 6 curry leaves
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- ¼ tsp coriander powder
- 120 g squid, cut into rings
- ½ tsp roughly crushed black pepper
Here's how to make the Squid Pepper:
- Heat the coconut oil in a thick-bottomed pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the ginger, green chillies, garlic, sliced onions, and curry leaves, and fry until the onions start to brown.
- Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, and coriander powder, and stir well.
- Add the squid and cook over high heat for a few seconds, stirring constantly.
- Finally, add the crushed black pepper, check the seasoning, and take it off the heat.
- It's important not to overcook the squid, as this will cause it to become tough and rubbery. Be sure to cook it for just a few seconds on high heat to ensure it stays tender and juicy.
The Squid Pepper is a perfect dish to serve as a starter or as part of a seafood feast. In addition to being a delicious dish, Niraamaya's Squid Pepper also has wellness benefits that make it a great addition to any diet. The combination of fresh squid and traditional Kerala spices not only makes for a flavorful meal but also provides numerous health benefits. Squid is a low-fat, protein-rich source of essential nutrients, while the traditional Kerala spices used in the recipe offer a variety of health benefits. Turmeric, for example, is anti-inflammatory and good for the heart, while black pepper improves digestion and metabolism.
This is more than just a tasty seafood dish - it's a perfect example of how wellness cuisine can be both delicious and nutritious. With its fresh ingredients, bold spices, and numerous health benefits, it's no wonder this dish is a favourite among Niraamaya guests. So why not give it a try and experience the taste and wellness benefits for yourself?