Kanava(Koonthal) thoran/Squid stir fry with coconut

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DSC01719 Kanava/Koonthal/Squid-1kg. Black pepper powder-1tsp. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp. Salt to taste. For Grinding: Grated Coconut-1 cup. Shallots/cherya ulli-4 or 5. Ginger-1 small piece. Garlic-2 cloves. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp. Kashmiri chilli powder-1/2 tsp. fennel seeds/perumjeerakam-1/4 tsp. Cumin seeds-1/4tsp. Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp. Green chillies-2 Tamarind-1 small piece. Curry leaves-a few. For seasoning: Coconut oil-1tbsp. Mustard seeds-1tsp. Dried red chillies-2(halved). curry leaves-a sprig. Shallots-5 or 6.(sliced) Procedure: Clean and cut the squid in 1 inch rings and pressure cook,for one whistle(do not add water,squid will give out water during cooking) with turmeric powder,pepper and salt.When done ie the pressure has settled,drain off all the water and keep the cooked squid aside. Coarsely grind all the ingredients under (For grinding),and keep aside. Heat oil in an earthen ware/manchatti/clay pot.Add mustard seeds.When it splutters,add shallots and dried red chillies andcurry leaves and saute.To this add the coarsely ground coconut mixture,a little salt and a littlewater and saute till raw smell goes away over medium fire(take care it doesnt get burned).To this add the cooked squid and cook over low fire for 3 minutes.Serve with hot rice and curry.Enjoy!


6 thoughts on “Kanava(Koonthal) thoran/Squid stir fry with coconut

    Kitchen Rhythms said:
    March 30, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Looks Delicious

    Nitha Thomas said:
    April 29, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I tried this squid fry recipe and it really turned out super yummy!!! It was our first squid experiment and really loved it…

      food passion and love responded:
      April 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Very happy to hear that nitha! Do keep visiting n do try out my recipes!

    Shella Grover said:
    July 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I have been looking for ways to cook squid. How long do you pressure cook them?

      food passion and love responded:
      July 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      This is one perfect No fail recipe Shella!Do try it out!!I have added that detail..Thanks for pointing it out!You hav to pressure cook it for one whistle!

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