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Jul 16, 2016

Village Style Squid Curry Recipe - Kerala Style Kanava Kuzhambu Recipe

This is my 5th recipe using squid, they are in season right now. Hubby got a bunch of those few days back and i made this delicious gravy. I have asked him to get more, so i can share few more recipes.

Similar Recipe,

Squid Curry

I hope you will love it as much my hubby did..Try it and tell me how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves: 4 to 6


Squid - 500 grams cut into pieces
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Brinjal - 1 chopped

For Roasting & Grinding:
Coconut - 2 cups grated
Coriander powder - 3 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil - 1/4 cup
Shallots - 10 chopped
Green Chillies - 4 slit
Curry leaves a handful
Garlic - 4 cloves chopped


Take coconut in a dry pan, roast till golden. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Now take this in a blender and puree till smooth. Set aside.

Take brinjal in the same pan, add water, squid, salt and turmeric and bring it to a boil.

Add in coconut masala, tamarind and mix well. Cook till oil separates.

Now heat coconut oil in a pan, add seasoning ingredients and cook till golden, Pour it in and mix well.

Serve with rice.

Take coconut in a dry pan

start roasting

roast till it gets golden

add in turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder

give a good roast

take it in a blender

puree till smooth

take brinjal in the same pan

add water

add in squid

add salt and turmeric

bring it to a boil

add coconut masala


mix well

cook till oil separates

take your ingredients for seasoning

heat some coconut oil and add in all the ingredients

cook till golden

add it in

mix well

simmer again for few mins



  1. I noticed that when you blended the masla for grinding, it went in the blender dry but it is actually wet, did you add water? Also, how much water is being added to this recipe altogether. This looks so yummy I cant wait to try it.

  2. Thanks for the detailed procedure and the supplemented pictures! Helped me so much to precisely prepare. Tasted delicious! Thank you. :)

  3. Thanks Aarthi. Quick Question - Boiling the squid till oil separates won't overcook the squid and make it rubbery ?


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