Squid / Koonthal Mulakittathu


1 cup squid, cut and cleaned
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp ginger, crushed
1 tsp garlic crushed
2 green chillies, chopped
1 1/2-2 tsp kashmiri chilli pwder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
small berry sized tamarind
few curry leaves
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeeds
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. Soak tamarind in little water, extract its juice and keep it aside.
  2. Heat  oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onion and green chillies and saute well till transparent.
  4. Add crushed ginger and garlic and saute for a minute.
  5. Then add chopped tomato and saute well till soft.
  6. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tamarind extract, salt and required water and allow to boil.
  7. When it starts to boil, add cleaned squid and cook covered till done.
  8. Remove it from flame and serve hot…


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