Batter Fried Calamari (Squids)

Squid rings dipped in a light batter and quickly fried in hot oil, served with tartar sauce. Most Goans prepare this at their homes and all most all Goan restaurants and shacks serve this dish as a starter. Very much kid friendly recipe as its non spicy.
  • Passive
    0 minutes
  • Prep
    10 minutes
  • Cook
    5 minutes
  • Servings
    4 People


  • 8 Squids (use tentacles as well if desired)
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • Pinch Baking Soda
  • Oil (to deep fry)


  • 1 Wash and clean the squids.
  • 2 Cut the squids into rings.
  • 3 Prepare a batter with all-purpose flour, rice flour, pepper powder baking soda, salt and sufficient water. The batter should coat the back of a spoon.
  • 4 Dip the squid rings in the batter and deep fry them for one minute. (See recipe notes below)
  • 5 Drain them on paper towel.
  • 6 Serve hot with tartar sauce. (See recipe notes below for recipe).

Recipe Notes

  1. Less than a minute to a minute is perfect to deep fry squids.
  2. Overcooking squids tends to make them taste rubbery.
  3. Click here for Tartar Sauce Recipe.

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