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Zanzibar Calamari Curry

A scrumptious authentic Zanzibar curry recipe that will make your kitchen smell glorious!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Zanzibar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 calamari cleaned and cut into bit size pieces
  • 2 tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 small eggplant peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 green mango peeled and roughly chopped (alternatively the juice of 1 lime can be used)
  • 1 small red onion peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut into slices
  • 1/2 green pepper seeded and de-veined and roughly chopped
  • 3 okra cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  • Put the calamari slices in a pot on the stove over medium heat
  • cook until the water is removed and the calamari starts to brown
  • Add a touch of water and then add in all the vegetables and spices and coconut milk
  • bring to high heat and then reduce to simmer.
  • Add a chili if heat is desired.
  • Stir well and cover with a lid until tender.
  • Remove cinnamon stick
  • Serve warm with some chapati for an excellent meal