Squid/ Koonthal Puttu


1 1/2 cup puttu podi / rice flour
1/4- 1/2 cup grated coconut
300-400 gm squid/ koonthal
2 onions, finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
few curry leaves
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp oil


  1. Clean and chop squid into very small pieces.
  2. Mix the puttupodi with little salt and add water little by little to the puttu podi till it becomes wet/ moist and mix thoroughly without any lumps. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions and saute well until it turns transparent.
  4. Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste and saute well.
  5. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala to this and mix well for 1-2 minutes at low flame.
  6. Add the chopped squid and salt and mix well . Then cook it covered adding little water on medium flame until the squid is cooked and all the water dries up. Switch off the flame.
  7. To prepare puttu, take a puttu maker and layer it with 1 tbsp grated coconut first, then the  squid masala and then the puttu podi as the third layer. Repeat the process, till the puttu maker is filled.
  8. Fill pressure cooker/ puttu kudam with 2-3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  9. Place the puttu maker on top of it and steam cook for 5-7 minutes or until the steam starts coming out from the top of puttu maker.
  10. Remove it to a plate and serve hot…

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