Squid / Koonthal Pasta


2 cups pasta
400-500 gm squid / koonthal, cut into round pieces
2 1/2- 3 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 green chillies, chopped
1 tomato chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala
3-4 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
oil as required


  1. Boil water in a deep pan, add pasta, 1 tsp of oil and salt and cook for 8-10 minutes or according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and keep it aside.
  2. Clean the squid and marinate it with 1 1/2-2 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder , pepper powder , lemon juice and salt and keep it aside for 20-30 minutes. Then fry the marinated squid and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan  and add sliced onions and saute well.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and saute well till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add chopped tomato and saute well till soft.
  6. Add 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp garam masala and mix well.
  7. Then add the fried squid and chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Adjust the salt.
  8. Add cooked pasta to this , mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes in low flame.
  9. Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot..

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