Koonthal ( Kanava) Manga Curry/ Squid Mango Curry


1/2 kg squid, cut into small pieces
2 raw mangoes, chopped into small pieces
1 onion, sliced
1 piece ginger, chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup thick coconut milk
3 cup thin coconut milk
1 tsp mustard seeds
3-4 dry red chillies
1 tbsp shallots, sliced
curry leaves


  1. Grind chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder together with little water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a manchatti/ claypot  or pan and add sliced onion, ginger, green chillies and few curry leaves and saute well.
  3. Add ground paste and saute till raw smell disappears.
  4. Then add thin coconut milk and mix well. Add cleaned squids, chopped mangoes and salt and cook covered in low flame.
  5. When the squids are done, add thick coconut milk. Bring it to a boil and remove from flame.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies, sliced shallots and curry leaves and fry till shallots becomes golden. Pour this over the prepared curry and mix well..Serve hot…
  • You can add or reduce the quantity of raw mango, depending on its sourness….
Recipe Source: Vanitha Magazine


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