Padang Sauce Squid Recipe: Spicy and Savory, Guaranteed to Be Delicious!

Fresh squid cooked with Padang sauce, a sauce rich in spices typical of West Sumatra, surely you know the delicious taste? Squid in Padang sauce is a food rich in spicy savory flavors. The sauce used is usually made from a mixture of red chilies, shallots, garlic, ginger, galangal, and various other spices.

This dish is usually served with warm white rice and is often a favorite choice in seafood restaurants in Indonesia. Cumi in Padang sauce not only offers a delicious taste, but also illustrates the richness of Indonesian cuisine full of herbs and spices.

Padang Sauce Squid Recipe and Easy Way to Make It

  • Preparation Time:30 minutes
  • Cooking Time:45 hours
  • Servings:4-5 servings
  • Calories per Serving:92 calories per 100 grams

In addition to its delicious taste, the aroma of squid in Padang sauce is also distinctive and very appetizing. Here is a recipe for Padang sauce that is delicious, tasty, and easy!

Main Ingredients:

  • 500 grams squid, cleaned and cut into rings
  • 1 lime, take the juice
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 3 lime leaves
  • 1 tomato, cut into pieces
  • 200 ml of water
  • Sufficient salt and sugar

Ground spices:

  • 10 curly red chilies
  • 5 red cayenne peppers (to taste)
  • 6 cloves of shallot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cm wide
  • 2 cm garlic
  • 2 cm turmeric

How to Make Padang Sauce Squid:

Squid Preparation:

  • Coat the cut squid with lime juice and a little salt. Let stand for 10 minutes, then rinse and drain.

Preparing the Seasonings:

  • Puree all the spices using a blender or pestle until completely smooth.


  • Heat cooking oil in a pan. Saute ground spices until fragrant and cooked.
  • Add bay leaves, lemongrass, and lime leaves. Stir well and cook until the spices are completely cooked.
  • Add the tomato pieces, stir until wilted.
  • Add squid, stir until squid changes color.
  • Pour in water and cook over medium heat until the squid is cooked and the spices are absorbed.
  • Add salt and sugar to taste, adjust to taste. Cook briefly until the sauce thickens and the spices are perfectly absorbed.


  • Remove the Padang sauce squid from the pan and serve on a serving plate.
  • Serve with warm white rice.

How about you Toppers, interested in making the squid recipe with Padang sauce at home? Don’t forget to really clean the squid thoroughly with running water, and make sure you are not allergic to seafood, Toppers!

Abbas Jahangir

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