Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry(Squid Curry)

Spicy Koonthal Curry

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Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry(Squid Curry)

Spicy Koonthal Curry

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Jisha Sujesh

Published On: 15 Aug 2010

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Cleaning the squid is quite easy. The look of the fish will make you feel it is a tough one.

2)The head portion of the squid will normally be removed from the fish stall itself. An ink like substance is also cleaned when u buy.

Step 2

Once u get the same home, remove the pink dotted skin by just peeling. Then cut the squid into small square slices. Wash the slices well in water.

Step 3

Marinate the squid slices with salt, turmeric ginger, garlic and a little chilly powder and keep it aside for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Cut the onion, green chillies, tomatoes into long pieces and mix them well with the marinated squid. Put the entire squid mix into a pressure cooker and add a cup of water. Allow the same to be cooked for 4 to 5 whistles.

Step 5

Meanwhile, in a frying pan, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Add the grated coconut, onion, cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry well till the onion turns brown.

Step 6

Then add coriander powder and fry well. Then add the chilly powder. Mix this well and allow the same to cool off for a few minutes. This mix must be blended in the mixie to a paste form(add some water while blending).

Step 7

Now add this paste to the squid mix already cooked and allow it to boil well. Add salt as required.

Step 8

Add the garam masala powder and coriander leaves to the cooked squid and switch off.

Step 9

Heat a small quantity of oil in a pan and fry the sliced small onions(shallots) till brown. Add this to the Koonthal curry in the cooker .

Step 10

The delicious Malabar Koonthal Curry is ready to serve. Best suited for eating with chapatti, rice and poori!


Dishes are very good and tasty. Easy to prepare

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