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Apr 7, 2016

Squid Roast Recipe - Kerala Koonthal Roast Recipe - Kerala Style Kanava Roast Recipe

This is my second recipe using squid, they are in season right now. Hubby got a bunch of those few days back and i made this delicious roast. I have asked him to get more, so i can share few more recipes.

Similar Recipe,
Squid Curry

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 4


Squid - 500 grams cleaned and cut into rings

For Grinding:
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 20 peeled
Garlic - 6 cloves peeled
Ginger - 3 cm piece chopped

For Masala:
Coconut Oil - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves a handful
Green Chilli - 2 chopped
Tomatoes - 2 chopped finely
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn
Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Fennel Seed Powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Lemon Juice to taste
Salt to taste


Take ingredients for grinding in a blender and make it into a coarse paste. dont add water while grinding. Set aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan, add the ground masala, along with curry leaves and chillies and cook till golden.

Now add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.

Now add in chilli, coriander and turmeric powder and mix well.

Add squid and cook for 5 mins on high.

Now add in garam masala, fennel seed powder and pepper powder and saute on high for another 5 mins or so.

Add lemon juice and salt and mix well. Serve.


Take shallots, ginger and garlic

take it in a blender

crush them roughly

cut cleaned squid into rounds

heat coconut oil in  large frying pan

add crushed masala

saute them in oil

add curry leaves

mix well

add green chillies and cook till golden

add tomaotes

mix well

cook till tomatoes get mushy

add chilli, coriander and turmeric powder

mix well

add squid

give a good mix

mix well
add salt to taste

toss well

add garam masala, fennel seed powder and pepper powder
add lemon juice
mix well and cook till it is well browned



  1. Aarthi, your dishes are typically like our nagercoil kaimanam :) thanks for posting nice dishes, by Aruna(Hope u remember myself)

  2. Hi arthi what is the cooking time for squid


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