Squid / Koonthal Peera Pattichathu


300 gm squid/ koonthal
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
20 gm shallots
4 garlic cloves
3 kudampuli pieces/ gambooge/ fish tamarind
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste


  1. Clean and cut squid into round pieces and marinate it with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and keep it aside.
  2. Crush grated coconut with cumin seeds, garlic,curry leaves and  1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
  3. Then mix squid pieces with crushed mixture, shallots and salt with your hand.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a manchatti /claypot or pan and add kudampuli and 1/2 cup of water and keep it in medium flame. When it starts to boil,  reduce the flame and cook covered for few minutes. 
  5. Then cook uncovered till almost all water is evaporated and squid is well coated with coconut mixture. Switch off the flame.
  6. Heat little oil in a pan , splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Add this to the curry and serve hot… 


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