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Koonthal/ Squid Roast

Course Fish
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 10 squids cleaned and cut into peices
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Handful curry leaves
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Add the squid along with ingredients from ginger-garlic paste to fennel seeds in a pressure cooker with very little water.
  • Pressure cook for one whistle on high and 10 minutes on simmer. Switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Splutter the mustard seeds. Fry the curry leaves for a few seconds and then add in the onion. Cook till it becomes soft.
  • Add the tomato and continue cooking on low flame till the tomatoes get smashed.
  • Add the cooked squid along with the masala paste from the pressure cooker and cook on high flame, continuously stirring till the sauce becomes thick.
  • Serve warm with rice and curry, pulao, roti... It's upto you!!! :)