Saturday, February 12, 2011

Squid Roast/Koonthal Roast

Spicy,juicy squid roast prepared in traditional Kerala method. Kids would love it,as its bones free! try it out if you haven’t ever tried out any squid recipes!

  1. Squid- 1/4 kg
  2. Tomato-1 large,thinly sliced
  3. Onion-1 large,very thinly sliced
  4. Green chillies- 3,slit
  5. Garlic- 4 pods,thinly sliced
  6. Ginger- 1 inch piece, thinly chopped
  7. Curry leaves- 10
  8. Red Chilly powder- 2 teaspoon
  9. Pepper powder-1 teaspoon
  10. Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
  11. Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  12. Salt- 1-2 teaspoon,as required
  13. Coconut milk- 1/2 cup
  14. Oil-1 tablespoon
  15. Water- 1/2 cup
  1. Clean the squid well, removing all those ink-jets,inks and light skins,if any .
  2. Marinate with 1 teaspoon each of red chilly powder,1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder,1/2 teaspoon salt and keep aside while cutting vegetables.
  3. Heat oil in a pan saute onions,ginger an garlic.
  4. When they turn slight brown ,add tomatoes, green chillies, and all the remaining spice,salt and mix well
  5. Cook covered for 5 mins.
  6. Add the marinated squid pieces and mix well
  7. Transfer all the ingredients to a pressure cooker and pressure cook with 1/2 cup water for 2-3 whistles
  8. Transfer the cooked gravy to the previous pan,throw in curry leaves and coconut milk and cook them in high flame till the water content gets dried up.
  9. Remove from fire when the gravy becomes thick.
Serve hot as a side dish with rice! Coconut milk is optional, can omit it if you wish it for next day.