600g cleaned squid100g plain flour

100g plain flour

1½ tsp chilli powder

2 tsp ground white pepper

1½ tbsp. sea salt

Vegetable oil, to deep fry

4 long red chillies, seeded, thinly sliced

Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Rinse the squid under running water and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Cut the squid down the center, so as to open it out and then slice into 5mm strips.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, chili powder, white pepper and sea salt.
  4. Add the squid and toss to coat.
  5. Shake off any excess flour and transfer squid  to a clean
  6. Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or a large saucepan until the surface starts to shimmer.
  7. Deep-fry the chili for 1-2 minutes or until softened.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper. Deep-fry the squid, in batches for about 1-2 minutes or until just tender and golden.
  9. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on absorbent paper.
  10. Transfer squid and chili to a serving plate and serve with lemon wedges.

You can serve with dipping sauce according to your preference.

Preparation time : 15 minutes

Cooking Time : 5 minutes

Serve : 4

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