Koonthal Chorum Parippum - Squid Rice with Dal
Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: Malabar
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Serves: 4
  • For the koonthal choru:
  • 2-1/2 cups rice - Palakkadan Matta (brown rice)
  • 500 gm squid, cleaned and cut into pcs
  • 3 green chlillies, slit
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek
  • Handful curry leaves
  • 5-6 shallots, sliced
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 litre water
  • For the parippu:
  • ½ cup masoor dal, washed and soaked for 15 minutes
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • To grind:
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1½ inch pc ginger or 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • To temper:
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-6 dry red chillies
  • Curry leaves
  1. Put all the ingredients for the koonthal choru into a large pressure cooker and give it a nice stir.
  2. Keep the cooker on medium-high flame till the first whistle comes through.
  3. Lower the pressure and cook on your lowest flame for another 10 minutes.
  4. Switch off the flame and let the pressure go on its own.
  5. Open your cooker and mix the rice once more to combine all ingredients well.
  6. Serve hot with dal, any pickle and pappadam!!!!
  7. Now off to the side dish that complements this meal so well... Cook the firstĀ four ingredients in a pressure cooker till the dal is mashed up.
  8. Grind the ingredients under "To Grind" and keep aside.
  9. Heat a "chatti", pour the oil. Once the oil is hot, splutter the mustard seeds.
  10. Add the dry chillies, crushed with your fingers and curry leaves and saute for 30 seconds.
  11. Add the cooked dal and the ground masala and mix well.
  12. Simmer for 5 minutes till the flavors mix. Serve with the koonthal choru.
  13. The dal would be thick without much water content.
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at https://www.thebigsweettooth.com/koonthal-chorum-parippum-squid-rice/