Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kerala style koonthal roast / Kanava roast



Today I am sharing the recipe Koonthal Roast / Kanava Roast / Kerala style spicy squid roast. This is my favorite squid / kanava / koonthal recipe and it goes very well with chapathi.

Ingredients

Squid / Kanava / Koonthal ~ 1 kg
Onions ~ 2 nos ( Medium sized )
Green chillies ~ 4 nos
Garlic ~ 5-6 cloves
Ginger ~ a medium sized piece
Tomato ~ 1 no ( Large sized )
Kashmiri chilly powder / Charadan mulaku podi ~ 1 tbsp ( Note: If you are using the regular chilly powder , then use 1/2 tbsp - 3/4 tbsp or according to your spice preference. )
Coriander powder ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
Black pepper powder ~ 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 3/4 tsp
Garam masala ~ 1/2 tsp ( Note: If possible, use home made garam masala.)
Grated coconut ~ 1/2 cup ( Optional )
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil

Method
  • First clean the squid and slice it into rings and then drain it nicely.Next mix the squid with 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, curry leaves, crushed ginger and garlic and salt and then pressure cook the squid in a medium flame, without adding any water for just 1 whistle and keep it aside for the pressure to release automatically.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add sliced onions and chopped green chillies and saute till onions become light brown in color. Then lower the flame and add red chilly powder, coriander powder, 1 tsp pepper powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and fry for about a minute or till the powders turn dark in color.
  • Next add chopped tomatoes, along with little salt and fry till tomatoes are nicely done. When the tomatoes are nicely done, add grated coconut, garam masala and cooked squid along with the water left in pressure cooker and cook uncovered for another 5-10 minutes or till the gravy thickens.
Enjoy with chapathi/ Appam.


Cheers!!

43 comments:

Plateful said...

Oh my, I'm bowled over by your pictures and delicious recipes! Love koonthal roast and your preparation is way too tempting!

julie said...

Lovely kanava roast dear..very tempting one!! I miss it so much, we don't get many of these sea foods out here in our place..

Kairali sisters said...

Simply great Jisha!!Loved the capture and kothy vanu tto..

Sobha Shyam said...

Looks very delicious...excellent clicks..

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious and spicy.Mouthwatering recipe
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Mélange said...

My God,that's so so tempting.Fabulous kanava with that color tells all.terrific recipe Jisha.

Padhu said...

Sounds yummy!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Great work...I have eaten the fry....am sure this is superb...nice tempting clicks...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Marvelous pic of the roast. This is the best looking preparation that I have seen for a long time. Looks super yummy!

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kurinji said...

Yummy and delicious recipe...
Kurinjikathambam

Sarah said...

this looks so good!!! The last time i made squid, it turned out too rubbery and elastic-y.. not sure what i did wrong - maybe i overcooked it.. will try out ur recipe next time.

Priya said...

Slurp, mouthwatering here...sooo tempting kanava roast, i can finish that wonderful plate rite now..

Rumana Rawat said...

I love this.. delicious:)

Nitha said...

yummy koonthal roast... ente fav aanu..

An Open Book said...

jisha u are coming up with all these kallu shaap fare and i cant stop drooling...sho! :)

Nandini said...

It looks very spicy and lovely. Makes me drool even though I don't eat squid...

Irene said...

Yummy... I love squid :)

Suja said...

Wow drooling,most tempting roast..kothiyayittu vayya.

Jay said...

ohh..makes me drool..feel like grabbing the whole..

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Sadhana Valentina said...

Lovely recipe dear

Swathi said...

koonthal roast adipoli, enta vendthu ini

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi... First time in ur place.... U have a nice set of recipes with beautiful pic....YUM!

cook from doha said...

adipoli adipoli............no words.......

hemalata said...

Looks yummy and too tempting recipe.

Chitra said...

Wow ! looks so tempting....and nice pictures

Saranya said...

wow..what a wonderful recipe..Jisha you are great..trying all mouthwatering kerala dishes..
Saranya
http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

Suman Singh said...

This looks and sounds absolutely delicious...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looks wonderful like the addition of coconut

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Wow.. I have only tried squid in calamari.. This is a very interesting dish.. hmm.. i could just smell the condiments..

Chitra said...

jisha thanks for this recipe..i tried it today and it was a big hit...added it to my recipe book..

JishasKitchen said...

@ chitra- thanks chitra, I am really happy to know that you loved it..:)

Lekshmi Harish said...

Thanks dear .... i just finished my kanava roast....too tasty......thanks for your recepie.....

Lekshmi Harish said...

Thanks dear for thiz delicious recepie... today i made it...everybody like it very much...the credit z for u jisha...once again thanks alot

JishasKitchen said...

@Lekshmi Harish - heyy..nice to hear from you....and I am very very very happy to know that you tried this recipe and even loved it...:)....Thank you so much dear..keep visiting..:)

Nisha said...

I tried squid for the first time with this recipe and it came out awesome.. my hubby was still licking his fingers after the vessel was empty..

JishasKitchen said...

@ Nisha - Thank you dear..happy to hear that....:)

Unknown said...

thank you very much, Jisha. superb curry and simple to make. i am a big fan of yours!

Nimmu said...

Awesome clicks..
Preparation is also nice, I tired it today. Thanks Jisha :)
But I didn't find anywhere, you putting the Garam Masala mentioned in the ingredients. Please comment..

JishasKitchen said...

@unknown - Hey, thanks a lot for those lovely words....:)....Thank you!!

JishasKitchen said...

@ Nimmu - Happy to hear from you and thank you so much for letting me know about the typo...I have updated it...:)

Anonymous said...

Hi..I had a doubt in the recipe. You said to pressure cook the squid without adding any water. Then in the end you said to add the squid with the remaining water inside. So from where does the water come from.. ?? Do we add it or does it come from the squid or something ?? Please reply..

JishasKitchen said...

Hello....yes, we have to pressure cook the squid without adding water....and the water which remained in the pressure cooker is it's juices which oozed out while cooking...do try it and let me know the feedback...:)

Anonymous said...

delicious..

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