Kerala Squid (Kanava) Fry

Calamari fry

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Squid (kanava, koonthal, calamari) -  Around 400 – 500 gm, cleaned and cut into cubes (Makes about 2 cups)

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tsp

    Coarsely ground pepper – 1/2 tsp

    Ginger – garlic paste – 1.5 tsp

    Curry leaves – 2 sprigs, torn

    Lemon juice – 1.5 tsp

    Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp, crushed in a mortar and pestle

    Salt – To taste

    Pearl onions – 3 – 4, thinly sliced (optional)

3. Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tbsp

Method

1. Marinate squid pieces with all the ingredients numbered 2. Set aside for 15 minutes.

2. Heat oil at medium-high heat. Add squid cubes in two batches and fry until brown on both sides, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve this yummy squid fry with rice.

Koonthal Varuthathu

Kanava Fry

 

Tip

Squid can be replaced with scallops or clams. Here’s a scallop fry.

Scallop fry

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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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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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