Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kanava Thoran / Koonthal Thoran

Today I am sharing the recipe of Kanava Thoran / Koonthal Thoran / Squid Stir fry. Usually my MIL prepares this dish back at home and I got this recipe from her.

Serves ~ 2 adults


Squid / Kanava  ~ 1 kg
Turmeric powder ~ 3/4 tsp
Black pepper powder ~ 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Onions ~ 1 No
Oil ~ 3 tbsp
Salt to taste.

For grinding :-

Grated coconut ~ 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam ~ 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder / Uluva Podi ~ 1/4 tsp
Green chillies ~ 5 Nos
Tamarind ~ a very small piece / 1/2 tsp tamarind paste
Garlic ~  2-3 cloves
Ginger ~ a small piece
Shallots / Kochulli ~ 3-4 Nos 
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp


  • First clean the squid / kanava and drain it nicely. Then slice the squid into rings and pressure cook the squid by adding 1 tsp pepper powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt without adding any water for just one whistle. The squid will give off some juices while cooking so please make sure to drain it properly and not to add any water while cooking. 
  • Grind coarsely grated coconut, cumin seeds, shallots, green chillies, red chilly powder, ginger, garlic, fenugreek powder, tamarind and turmeric powder.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds & curry leaves and when it crackles, add chopped onions and when the onions become soft, add cooked squid/ kanava and in a medium-high flame and fry till almost all the remaining water in the squid is evaporated. Then lower the flame and add ground coconut mixture and cook for another 5-6 minutes and remove from the flame.
Enjoy with Rice.



Swathi said...

Kanava thoran adipoli.

Tina said...

dear ithu kalakki....kandittu taste cheyyan thonunnundu...ithu vare thodatha oru sadhanam anithu...pinne photoyil oru N missing anu...

SouthindianHome said...

Different recipe for me.. Looks delicious and inviting

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super aayittundu...

JishasKitchen said...

@ tina - haha...nyan udane thanne mattam...:)...thank you

Nandinis food said...

I don't eat squid but the thoran looks hot and spicy!

Sunanda said...

Looks very tempting.. recipe is new to me..

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here, soo tempting kanava thoran..

aipi said...

Superb looking!

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Sravs said...

Squid fry looks so inviting and delicious !!

Ila said...

yummy and delicious :)

Sneha Benny said...

The recipe is new to me. Looks super !!!

Harika baratam said...

How does this squid tastes never tasted it. But u r curry looks yummy.

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...what a delicious recipe....surely would love to giv it a try sometimes !

divya said...

Fantastic...irresistibly yumm..

Binitha said...

yumm yumm yumm...Jisha, why are you not in Bangalore???awesome post!

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