Squid / Koonthal Peralan


1/2 kg squid / koonthal, cut into round pieces
1 cup shallots, chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste/ crushed
1/2 tsp garlic paste/crushed
1- 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a pinch of fennel seeds
few curry leaves
coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
2-2 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add a pinch of fennel seeds.
  2. Add chopped shallots and salt and saute well till light brown.
  3. Add chopped green chillies, ginger paste and garlic paste and saute well.
  4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and mix well till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Then add cleaned squids and mix well. Adjust the salt and add little more oil if required and cook on low-medium flame, stirring in between till it is dry and well coated with masala.
  6. Add little coriander leaves and curry leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with chopped coriander leaves…Serve as a side dish…


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