Squids or calamari are one of the seafood delicacies, that we can find any place is goan, squid are prepared in various way, it’s goes well as side dish / appetizer, in goa one should have enjoyed it while visit to goa, with a nice chilled drink at “Sea Side” if not do try while you are down to goa for a visit. The typical and most popular Goan recipe is the stuffed squid / Mankios Recheado, well all must be thinking what is “Mankios” in Konkani squid are called, and “Squid” in English and “Lulas” in Portuguese.
Who does not love squid and when you prepare with recheado masal it’s out standing, recheado masala is goan special, with spices & ground with vinegar into smooth paste, it is deep red in color, with tangy, spicy and sweet in taste, I personally love recheado masala, which we goan used to prepare various stuffing and also use for chilly fry, squid stuffing / mankios recheado pair well with stem rice and curry, O forgot to tell my kids are great fan of Mankios Recheado.
If you are impress with my picture and recipe do try and give the feedback 😛 ,
my ingredient and noted below :
Recipe Courtesy : My “Mum”
Serve : 6
Cooking : Easy
Cuisine : Goan
Stuffed Squid Ingredients:
12 squids / calamari
3 onions (chopped fine)
4 tbsp oil
5 tbsp Recheado Masala
Salt to taste
Recheado Masala ingredients:
12 Red Kashmiri chillies (Soak the chilly into water for 3 minutes)
2 two inch sticks cinnamon
1 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn cumin
8 cloves garlic
2 medium sized onions
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp. salt
5 tbsp. Vinegar – (blend to a thick paste).
Method for Racheadeo :
Chop the onions fine and roast in pan with 1 tbsp on a skillet.
Put all the ingredients except the vinegar in the blender and blend to a powder.
Then add vinegar as required, and blend to smooth paste.
Method for Stuffed Squid :
Clean and wash the squids well. chop the tentacles into fine, discard the eyes, take two separate bowls, one bowl squid and one bowl tentacles apply salt and keep a side.
Take skillet add oil, at medium heat, add chopped onion and sauté till it turn translucent, add recheado masala and fry for another 2 minutes, than add tentacles sauté for while till it tender add salt to taste and cook till water evaporate.
Let it stuffing cool, then take a squid and do the stuffing with narrow spoon and stuffed well into squid, and continue with all the squid, then take a toothpick and close the mouth nicely so the stuffing should not come out while frying.
Take a skillet, add oil let it heat at medium, add stuffed squid and cover it with lid, it prevent the oil spills while cooking squid, cook for 5 minutes on each side, then turn to other, take care while cooking don’t cook too long it will be rubbery.
Serve it with white rice.
1. Can also do the stuffing with prawns, and have to cook in same with just replace with tentacles.
2. Don’t cook too long or squid will turn to rubbery, minimum cooking is 7 – 10 minutes.