Fried tumeric squids/ Sotong goreng kunyit

I’ve always love fried tumeric squids, or locally, known as sotong goreng kunyit. My mum used to make them for me when I was a little girl, and I could eat them with plain rice over and over again.

Allow me to share the recipe with you. Sorry for the blurred picture though. I don’t quite give a damn about pictures and presentation. As long as the stuff is edible… Plus, my family was hungry, and I forgot to turn on the lights.

LOL…I assure you, the thing is not poisonous. LOL… I’ve been cooking this stuff ever since I was 10. 😛


200-300 grams of squids, cleaned and cut


Tumeric powder

Long beans


Some cooking oil

Here’s how you do it:

Mix tumeric powder with the squids that has been cleaned and cut in a bowl. Add some salt, and leave it aside for 5 minutes. Cut up some long beans and shallots.

Pour some cooking oil into the wok/pan. Sauté the shallots, and toss in the squids. Let it cook for about 5 minutes before adding the long beans. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, take out and serve with plain rice.

Yield: 2 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cleffairy: Simple, eh? Maybe you can feed this stuff to your family when you’re up to it. 😀


  1. claire says:

    Cleff, as a friend, I better tell u something…
    do get a nicer camera if u wanna post up food… LOL… or did u purposely post up blur ones to keep us from drooling??? I thank u for that if it is.. otherwise, put your camera to “macro” for close up pictures.. 🙂

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hahhahaha… better dun do sins lorrr, temp people. I feel bad showing off the food when I can’t really feed people with it.

      LOL… Actually I anyhow snap picture… not good at snapping pictures, summore using my phone to snap. Too lazy to take out my camera. Besides… my sharks were waiting to chomp down the food liao that time. Dun even have time to model the stuff properly. LOL…

    • Cleffairy says:

      My parents didn’t spoil me. I started cooking when I was 7… lol… plus, I came from a typical nyonya family. My late grandmother taught all of her granddaughters to cook by the age of 7. It’s expected of us… to be able to cook simple stuff at a young age.

  2. claire says:

    Hey, now only i know u can cook so well.. at least better than me leh.. when can i try? i love sambal squids too esp with petai added in! but long beans also can do la.. cos petai nowadays expensive too..

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hahahaha? This one you say can cook well? This sotong goreng kunyit is a very simple stuff, unless you dunno how to clean the squid’s ink la. LOL…Sure you can try it, Claire. Go for it. Hahaha… try cooking first… if tak jadi, when you come KL… I’ll feed you! LOL…

      Ah… sambal sotong… my mum and my late grandmum makes the best sambal sotong ever… with petai too, no less. I’m not so good at making sambals, though… and that would have irked my late grandma. 🙁

      Yea… petai these days expensive. I like to eat petai too… but hard to get cheap ones these days.

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hahahah… you got that right, Chris. taking a short break from writing to clear my head a bit before back to… ahem…. writing aka bitching. I find cooking rather therapeutic. LOL… get to eat after that summore… kakakka!

  3. Cynthia says:

    hahaha.. this one I want!!! sedap eating with curry rice oh… 😛

    in my sick situation, I think this kind of food at least give my ‘sneeze-ing’ nose awake… 😛

    • Cleffairy says:

      *PENGSAN* Is that a hint? Kakkakaka… woi… this one kenot take when flu la… will give you sinus problem. LOL…makes your nose itch wan la, den will sneeze more. LOL… when you’re better, will DHL or FedEx this, or curry to you. LOL….you get well first.

      ps: Trade this for a slice of chiffon cake? *nottie grinz*

    • Cleffairy says:

      Actually just taking a short break from serious discussion and bitching. Hahahah….

      pepper fried squid? I’ve heard of it, but haven’t try it yet. Maybe one of these days I’m gonna try to make those pepper fried ones! 😀

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hahahhaa…. so cham wan ah? 😛 See la, next time if got some fresh squids… I cook this and send to you… kampung style… thru FedEx or DHL! 😛

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hahhahaa… I’m taking abit break from my bitching lorr, so post up all these food. LOLOL…

      Actually, ling, you dun need to buy whole squid. Those Giant or Tesco… got sell 1kg of calamari rings… oredi cleaned wan… you can buy those to cook. 😀

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.