This is a different way to serve your calamari. It can be a main dish served with rice or naan bread. It is quite delicious and easy to make. If you dont have patience in browning the onions its quite ok coz you wont get a brown color but a reddish one. The flavor comes from the garam masala used and today i will teach you how to make a small concoction in your own kitchen to get a different aroma and flavor. This is also part of my low cost xmas campaign and this can be also made with prawns, fish or a combination of sea food. To enrich it you can add some butter/ghee which i didnt!!! So here we go with the recipe!!
350 grams of cleaned calamari or any type of fish or seafood
200 grams of chopped onions
1 tablespoons of ginger garlic paste
4 tablespoons of tomato paste
to be ground to a powder after heating in a pan: 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds, one teaspoon of cumin seeds, 3 cloves, 3 green cardamoms, 1 birds eye red chilli, 2 peppercorns Nitu Didi
coriander leaves chopped
4 tablespoons of olive oil or normal cooking oil
a pinch of salt to taste
heat the oil in the pan and add the chopped onions and let it brown. When it is browned add the ginger garlic paste and cook it till the raw smell disappears. Add some water (1/4 cup) and let it simmer till the gravy is all smashed and you can see the oil separates. Now its time to add the ground spice and the tomato paste. Cook this for half a minute and then add the calamari and cook it till it turns from transparent to opaque. Add the chopped coriander leaves and if you want some more gravy you can add a bit of water . Please do not overcook as the calamari/prawns tend to get tough when over cooked. If you want the dish to be richer add some butter. Serve hot.