Squid / Koonthal Kakkam ( Kakkathilakkiyathu )


1/2 kg squid
2 big onions, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic, crushed
2 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 sprigs curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Clean the squid and cut into small pieces .
  2. In a pressure cooker, add cleaned squid, chopped onion, tomato, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the curry leaves. Then add the cooked squid along with its gravy and stir well until the gravy thickens and almost all the water dries up.
  4. Remove from the flame and serve with pathiri, neer dosa etc…


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