Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kanava/Squid Thoran


Kanava, koonthal or squid is popular among the sea food lovers of Kerala.Calamari fries is popular recipe in restaurants.This is not deep fried  but a dry preparation with squid cooked along with crushed coconut and spices.Cleaning squid is the difficult part a I was lucky to get cleaned ones in Asian market here. For cleaning instructions search here.It is a delicious side dish with rice..give this recipe a try..you will surely love it


Ingredients

Kanava/Squid- 1 lb
Shallots- 6-8 ( or one medium onion)
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Garlic- 3-4
Green chilly-2
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Kudam puli- 1-2 small piece.
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Coconut oil


Clean and cut the squid into into small pieces or round rings and set aside.
Crush the grated coconut in a mixer and add in chilly powder, salt, turmeric, ginger and garlic .Mix this with the squid and add kudampuli. Add 1 tbs of water and cook this in medium heat till all the water gets evaporated and squid is cooked.Squid will get cooked in its own liquid.  Do not cook for more than 5-6 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when they splutter fry onions,red chilly, green chilly and curry leaves  and add the cooked  squid and stir fry. Add in a few drops of coconut oil (optional),pepper powder and curry leaves and stir fry it for another two minutes.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

38 comments:

  1. mmmmmm...tangy and yummy....
    i'm following ur blog frm long back...u make yummy recipes....hope u will follow me too!!!!!!!!

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  2. Adipoli kanava is my fav...Kidilan tto chechi..

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  3. How do you publish all my favourite recipes with such attractive pictures. Looks too good and yummy

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  4. Super ketto...looks delicious...

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  5. Wow! it looks yummy.. recipe is new to me..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  6. Going to be a classic combo with chapathis..Looks stunning.

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  7. adipoli aanu...never tried squid b4

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  8. it looks lovely! And I love squid!

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  9. What can I say... this is just stunning. I love the spice blend and the dish looks delicious:)

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  10. I love squid. Looking great :)

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  11. kanava looks yummy !never tried this thoran before,nice n innovative recipe..

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  12. vaayil vellam varunnu... My favorite... But njangalde usual store il ethu fresh aayi kittilla... Should try some other place..

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  13. I love sqide. Your thoran looks delicious.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. Kanava looks delicious and yummy....

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  15. Wow nice color...can finish it up in no time

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  16. Am just drooling over that irresistible and tempting thoran,cant take my eyes from ur click..

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  17. as usual you ve cooked up a winner...can t wait to try this tempting thoran..:P

    Tasty Appetite
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  18. new recipe for me.. looks yummy!

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  19. That's a great recipe for all the squid lovers :-)

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  20. wow....njan angottu varatte

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  21. Mouthwatering here, super delicious squid thoran,yumm!

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  22. Mouthwatering and yummy! Squid is my family favorite too...

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  23. this is real yummmmmmm...........

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  24. Wow another delicious recipe..Suja after coming to your blog I am preparing variety of Nonveg dishes to my hubby & he too loves it..

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  25. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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  26. Squid, my favorite, but not hubbys. Though I am sure I can convince him to try this one:):) Delicious!

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  27. i'm not a big fan of suid, but looks fantastic!!

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  28. Yummy and wonderful recipe .....

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  29. simple n tasty Kanava thoran

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  30. ethu adipoli ayittundu....looks very yummy..

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  31. This recipe is new for me. Squid thoran looks testy. A small compliment is waiting for you at my blog plz do collect it.

    Chandrani
    http://cuisinedelights.blogspot.com/search/label/Award

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  32. Koonthal roast njaan undakkarundu...pakshe ethu athinekalum adipoli! Will sure give this a try girl!

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