Squid (Koonthal, Kanava, Calamari) Roast



Squid Roast



Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Squid – 450 gm

   Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

   Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

   Coriander powder – 1 tsp

   Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

   Salt – To taste

   Water – Around 1 cup or as required

2. Coconut slices / thenga kothu 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp

   Onion – 3 medium, chopped

   Green chilies – 3 slit

   Ginger – 1 inch, chopped

   Curry leaves – 2 sprig

3. Tomato – 2 large, chopped

4. Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

   Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

   Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

5. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp

6. Salt – To taste


Adding cooked squid to the masala

1. Clean and wash the squid. Cut into rings. Cook them adding all other ingredients numbered 1 in a manchatti, around 20 minutes.

2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan or a cheena chatti at medium heat. Saute coconut slices, onion, ginger, green chilies, little salt and curry leaves. Saute until onion starts turning brown. Add chopped tomato. Saute until oil starts appearing, about 10 minutes. Add the spice powders numbered 4. Saute everything well until the raw smell of the masala is gone.

3.  Add the cooked squid pieces. Saute until all the water evaporates and it is roasted well, around 6 – 8 minutes. Switch off. Serve with rice/chapatis.


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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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