How to make the perfect Kerala style spicy Squid Fry / Kunthal varuthathu Kerala Style?
Serves : 3 Preparation time : 20 minutes.
Squids : 500 g
Turmeric powder : 1/4tsp
Red Chilli powder : 1tsp
Curry leaves : 3 springs
Green Chilly : 2, finely chopped
Ginger : 1 inch piece, finely choppedshallots : 10 halved
Oil : 3 tbsp (Preferably coconut oil)
1. Wash the squids well and Cut them in to circles.
2. Marinate the squid rings with salt, ginger, green chilly, 2 Springs of Curry leaves, turmeric powder and chilly powder for 15 minutes to 30 minutes(maximum). Now transfer it to a heavy bottom vessel with 1/2 Cup water and allow to cook in medium flame till its soft (15 - 20min).
3. To this, add finely chopped shallots and remaining curry leaves. Heat in medium flame till the water absorbs and masala starts to stick to the squid rings. Now add 2 tbsp oil and stir fry the squid rings for 10 minutes. (you can cover the pan with a tight lid and cook in low flame. stir well after every 2 minutes)