Crisp Fried Peppery Calamari Fritters

Hot calamari frittersIt's time to make a delicious snack recipe for tea time. Calamari fritters are one of my favorites and I can make it in different forms. The seasoning used for these fritters can be changed to match with your taste. If you really want to make them fired up, add red chili flakes or finely chopped green chilies. Leftovers of these fritters can be coarsely minced for using as a filling in corn tacos. Do not overcook these fritters as they are done quickly and keep the flame low once the oil reaches the right temperature. You can prepare these fritters at the last moment right before serving if the preparations are completed in advance. Let's make this delicious and crispy calamari snack in a few easy steps.

Hot calamari fritters
Crisp Fried Peppery Calamari Fritters

Deep fried calamari fritters

Savor these tasty deep fried calamari fritters which are seasoned delicately with mild spices and served with a bowl of cheese dip to complete your tea-time.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6

  • 800 gm calamari (cut into 1/3" pieces)
  • 1 cup refined flour
  • 3 tsp semolina
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • few drops of sesame oil
  • few lime wedges
  • classic green salad servings
  • a bowl of cheese or mayo dip
  • canola or peanut oil for deep frying
  • salt to taste


  1. Take a big bowl and add refined flour, semolina, corn flour, egg, white pepper powder, garlic powder, lime juice, ground black pepper, sesame oil and salt in it.
  2. Slowly add water and whip it into a smooth batter with a slightly thick consistency.
  3. Add chopped calamari pieces in it and coat them well with a spatula or with your hands.
  4. Heat oil in a large pan on a medium flame.
  5. Make even-sized fritters with your hands and add in the oil.
  6. Switch the flame to low and deep fry till you get a nice light brown color.
  7. Place hot fritters on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with cheese dip, lime wedges and green salad.