Curry powder is a convenient shortcut to creating Indian-style meals at home, without the need to stock up on a long list of spices. Here it's used to make a curry dish with squid, onion, bell peper, cilantro, and coconut milk. Squid takes only a few minutes to cook, and it's important to avoid overcooking or else it will be tough, not tender. You can find cleaned squid at many supermarkets, and if you buy the frozen variety you'll need to thaw it according to the package instructions.


  • 1 kilogram squid (cleaned, sliced)
  • 1 onion (small)
  • 3 garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 1/2 red pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 5 sprigs coriander
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • olive oil
  • salt


  1. Pour a little olive oil in a pan and add the onion and sliced garlic cloves. Simmer over low heat.
  2. When the onions start to become translucent, add the pepper and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Add the squid, season it with salt (just a bit, because of the curry) cover the pan and cook until the squid start to get soft.
  4. Then add the coconut milk and wait for it to boil
  5. Once it begins to boil, add the curry and coriander. Cover and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with white rice, as desired.
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