Hot Butter Cuttlefish Recipe

Follow this simple recipe to make mouth watering Sri Lankan Hot Butter Cuttlefish. This is crunchy, chewy and flavorsome.


  • Cuttlefish - 250g
  • Corn flour - 50g
  • All purpose flour - 50g
  • Butter - 02 tbsp
  • Salt - 02 tsp
  • Chili paste - 02 tbsp
  • Egg - 01
  • Pepper - 01 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 01 tsp
  • Chili powder - 01 tsp
  • Spring Onion
  • Capsicum - 01 (Sliced)
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Cut cuttlefish into rings or flowers.
  • Mix cuttlefish with 01 tsp of turmeric powder, 01 tsp of chili powder, 1/2 tsp of pepper powder and salt. Once this is mixed well, keep it aside and let it marinate around 15-20mins.
  • Then, add egg whites and mix.
  • Mix corn flour, all purpose flour, pepper, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt together.
  • Mix cuttlefish with the flour mixture.
  • Heat oil and deep fry cuttlefish until light brown.
  • When you fry cuttlefish make sure your flame is very low. Otherwise, the batter will be fried soon, but the cuttlefish will not.
  • Melt butter in a pan and add chili paste into this. Here, instead of adding chili paste you can use chili pieces, sugar and salt.
  • Add spring onions and capsicum. Keep this closed around 01-02 mins until spring onions are half cooked.
  • Add cuttlefish into the pan and stir till all ingredients are well combined.
  • Our delicious hot butter cuttlefish is ready. Serve hot and enjoy.


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