Thursday, February 7, 2013

SQUID FRY / Thrissur Style Kunthal Varuthathu

kunthal fry

How to make the perfect Kerala style spicy Squid Fry / Kunthal varuthathu Kerala Style?
Serves : 3 Preparation time : 20 minutes.

Ingredients :

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 chopped
shallots : 10 halved
Oil : 3 tbsp (Preferably coconut oil)


Kunthal fry

Method :

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)

4. Serve hot with hot rice / chappathi / Kerala parotta.

Kunthal fry

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  1. I love squid, and so this recipe. :) How many serving is this good for? And is it okay if I add more turmeric powder? :)

  2. My sister would jump with joy if she sees this..tempting...

  3. wow this looks fab....never had squid bt u r temptg me

  4. @sweet lady, this serves 3 and takes 20minutes cooking time :)