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10 January 2015

Kerala Squid-Coconut Roast (Kanava/Calamari/Koonthal - Coconut Roast)

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Kerala Squid-Coconut Roast



Kerala style spicy squid roast with coconut.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4
Ingredients:
  1. Squid,cleaned and sliced- 500 gms
  2. Onion,chopped - 1 cup
  3. Shallots ,sliced - 1/4 cup
  4. Ginger,finely chopped - 1" piece
  5. Green chilies,cut into two - 4( or according to taste)
  6. Kashmiri chili powder - 2 tsp( or according to taste)
  7. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Garam masala - 1.5 tsp
  10. Water - as required
  11. Salt - to taste
  12. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  13. Dry red chilies ,cut into two -1 or 2
  14. Curry leaves - 1 or 2 sprigs
  15. Coconut oil - as required
For Coconut paste:
  1. Grated coconut- 1 cup
  2. Garlic - 1 large clove
Instructions:
  • Coarsely grind together grated coconut and garlic.Keep aside until required.
  • Heat oil in a non- stick pan or a heavy bottomed pan .Add onion,shallots,ginger and green chilies.Saute until onion turns golden brown.
  • Reduce flame to low,add kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and garam masla and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Add squid ,sufficient quantity of water and salt to taste.Cover and cook over medium flame until done and gravy turns thick.
  • Once the gravy turns thick,move the squid masala over to one side of the pan.( Use another pan if desired).Pour 2 tsp oil .
  • Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Now add curry leaves and red chilies,saute for few seconds.Add the coconut - garlic mixture .
  • Saute the coconut mixture for few seconds.Mix this along with the squid masala and cook for about a minute. 
  • NOTES
    • Adjust the quantity of green chilies and  chili powder , according to your taste.

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