Squid / Koonthal Vattichathu


1/2 kg squid, cleaned
1 medium onion, sliced
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp tamarind juice
3-4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Clean and cut squid into pieces.
  2. In a kadai/ pan , add cleaned squid, sliced onion, tomato, ginger-garlic paste, tamarind juice, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well with your hand.
  3. Cook it covered until the squid gets cooked. Then remove the lid and cook it for another 5 minutes until it gets dry.
  4. Heat coconut oil in another pan and add curry leaves. Now add the cooked squid and saute well at low-medium flame till dry… Remove from flame and serve hot…

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