Squid / Koonthal Ularthu


1/2 kg squid/ koonthal,  cut into round pieces
2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
1/2-1 tsp crushed pepper
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
4 big onions, sliced
2 sprig curry leaves
1/2 cup thengakothu / coconut slices
salt to taste
4 tbsp oil


  1. In a pressure cooker, add cleaned squid, chopped 3 green chillies, 3/4 tsp turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook for 1 whistle and then reduce the flame and cook for 2 whistles. Once pressure releases, open the cooker and cook till all the water dries up.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic and ginger and saute well. Add 4-5 chopped green chillies and mix well.
  4. Add 3 sliced onions to this and saute well till transparent.
  5. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and curry leaves and mix well. Now add coconut slices and cooked squid and stir well.
  6. Add crushed pepper and garam masala to this and mix well till the masala is well coated with the squid.
  7. Then add 1 onion finely chopped and mix well for 5-7 minutes. Adjust the salt and remove from flame…Serve hot..


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