We were actually on our quest to get all the dried seafood products from a trading center in Tanjung Dawai. While chit-chatting, the shopkeeper offered to sell us the fresh squid. Fresh from the sea. Without hesitation, we grabbed a kilogram of it.
This is what becoming of it - Squid Curry
This curry is supposed to be similar to curry cooked at the Mamak Restaurant. But bearing a Malay hat, it turns out slightly different but tasty to our tastebud.
Quater kilogram of squid
2 large onions - sliced thinly
2 Pandan leafs - washed and make a knot out of it
3 tablespoon curry powder - add some water to it to form a paste
Salt to taste
2 to 3 tablespoon cooking oil
Simple ingredient isn't it??
Now, making it:
Pour the oil in the pot.
Add onion, pandan leafs and curry leafs. Fry till the onions are transparent or cooked (not burnt)
Add the curry paste. Let it cook.
You will know the curry powder is cooked when you see the oil coming to the surface.
Add the squid. Add plain water if need to.
When the squid is cooked (It did not take long to cook), add the tamarind juice and salt.
Let it simmer for a while.
Eat it with the hot rice. It's finger licking good.