Calamari Roast Recipe (Kerala Style Squid)
Spicy Squid Curry recipe in Kerala style, served with kerala parotta and rice with dal
Squid/Calamari roast or kanava roast as is known in Kerala is a famous seafood dish. Squid is a good food source of zinc and manganese. It is usually cut in rings and cooked with spices and onion-tomato mix. Serve Calamari Roast Recipe (Kerala Style Squid) as a side dish along with Malabari Parotta Without Egg Recipe, Steamed Rice and Kerala Style Vegetable Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk and Meen Varuthathu Recipe | Kerala Style Fish Fry for a complete spicy treat on a weekend with family.
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- 250 grams Squid , (Cleaned and cut into rings)
- 10 Shallots
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1/2 inch Ginger , grated
- 4 cloves Garlic , minced
- 3 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
- 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
- 1/2 teaspoon Meat masala
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
How to make Calamari Roast Recipe (Kerala Style Squid)
To begin making Calamari Roast Recipe (Kerala Style Squid), in a pressure cooker, take cleaned squid rings with turmeric, salt and ¼ cup water.
Pressure cook for 1 whistle. Lower the flame and cook for 10 minutes.
In a pan, dry roast fennel and black pepper for a minute. Move it to the blender.
Add meat masala along with fennel and black pepper and make a fine powder.
In a blender, coarsely blend together shallots, ginger and garlic.
Heat oil in a pan. (Preferably cook in an earthenware for that extra flavour and aroma) Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
Once they splutter, add the shallot-ginger-garlic mix in and stir well.
Tear the curry leaves and add them in the pan. You can add in the whole sprig too. Stir and cook well on medium heat till the onions turn translucent.
Now add chopped tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes have softened.
Mash the tomatoes nicely.
Now add chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well for 30 seconds.
Add the cooked squid from the pressure cooker. If there is any water add that in too. Do not discard this since a unique taste is delectable in the stock.
Mix well. Keep mixing at intervals till the water has evaporated a little. You neither want a gravy consistency nor should it be very dry.
Now add fennel, black pepper, meat masala in. Mix properly. Adjust the salt.
Serve Calamari Roast Recipe (Kerala Style Squid) as a side dish along with Malabari Parotta Without Egg Recipe, Steamed Rice and Kerala Style Vegetable Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk and Meen Varuthathu Recipe | Kerala Style Fish Fry for a complete spicy treat on a weekend with family.
Calamari Roast Recipe (Kerala Style Squid) is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking
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