Varutharacha Koondhal Curry

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Also Known As:  Roasted Coconut Squid Curry

Category:  Curry

Region:  Kerala

Type:  Non Veg

Serving Size:  9  Adults

Cooking Time:  30  Minutes

Preparation Time:  15  Minutes


  1. Squid/Kanava/Koondhal     ½    Kg
  2. Turmeric Powder     ½    tsp
  3. Chopped Ginger     1    pieces
  4. Chopped Garlic     2    tbsp
  5. Grated Coconut     1    cups
  6. Kahsmiri chilli  Powder    1    tbsp
  7. Coriander Powder     1    tbsp
  8. Peppercorns     ½    tsp
  9. Fenugreek Seeds(Uluva)     ½    tsp
  10. Fennel Seeds(Perumjeerakam) Powder    1    tsp
  11. Tamarind Juice     ¼    cup
  12. Small Onion / Shallot Cut in to pieces    1    cup
  13. Green Chillies sliced    5    nos.
  14. Mustard Seeds     ½    tsp
  15. Dried Red Chilli     3    nos.
  16. Curry Leaves     2    stalks
  17. Coconut Oil     2    tbsp
  18. Salt to taste     ½    tsp


  1. Clean and cut squid into round pieces as rings or square pieces.
  2. Take a clay pot and transfer squid to it and cook squid along with turmeric powder, salt , water chopped ginger and garlic.
  3. Cook it for 15- 20 mins, do not over cook squid, otherwise it becomes hard.
  4. Heat a non stick pan, dry roast the grated coconut till brown in a medium low flame.
  5. Then add the kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper corns, fenugreek seeds and fennel powder saute it for 2 mins. Keep it aside to cool down.
  6. Grind the fried coconut mixture to a fine paste ,now transfer this coconut mixture and tamarind pulp to cook squid. Add enough water and allow to boil for 2 mins.
  7. Meanwhile heat a frying pan with coconut oil, fry shallots and green chilles until golden brown. Transfer this to the curry.
  8. Heat the same frying pan again, add remaining coconut oil, mustard seed, curry leaves and fry red chilles, saute it for a minute. Transfer this to the curry.
  9. Remove from rice covered and keep it rest for 30 minutes. Serve along with rice.

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