Wednesday 26 September 2018

Squid Fry/Kanava Meen Varuval/Kerala Squid Fry/Kanava Fry/Calamari Fry/Koonthal Varuval

Squid is cooked and eaten in many cuisines all over the world. The common culinary name for squid is Calamari and is often used for squid dishes. The direct source of the English name calamari is disputed, with Spanish calamari, Italian calamaro and Modern Greek Kalamari being cited. Ultimately, all of these terms derive from the Late Latin calamarium, “pen case” or “ink pot”, itself from the Latin calamarius. “pertaining to a writing-reed”, after the resemblance in shape and the inky fluid that the squid secrete[Souce:Wikipedia]. Now that we saw how interesting the squid is known throughout the world, the squid fry is equally interesting like the name itself. Do try out this interesting, authentic and tempting Squid Fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Mutton RecipesFish Recipes and Chicken Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Squid Fry with step by step photos…


500 gm
Coconut Oil/Gingelly Oil
2-3 tbsp

For Marinating

Red Chilli Powder
2 tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Black Pepper Powder
½ tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tbsp
Lemon Juice
1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds Powder/Sombu Powder [Roasted & ground]
½ tsp
Curry Leaves/Karivepilai
As needed
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 4
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Clean and cut the squid/kanava into ring shapes. Wash it thoroughly with water for about 3-4 times and drain the water completely.

Now add all the ingredients mentioned under “for marinating” to the squid [Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, Fennel powder, Ginger & garlic paste, lemon juice, salt and mix everything really well.

Finally add the curry leaves and mix with the squid. Cover it and keep it for at least ½ hour.

Heat a heavy bottomed pan/kadai, now add 2 tsp of coconut oil and the marinated squid along with all the masala.

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Give a toss and let it cook, it will take about 5-6 minutes for it cook. Mix it well, now and then so that it does not burn.

Then add 3-4 tsp of oil and start frying it until it is well done to golden brown color. Be careful not to burn them.

Yes, super scrumptious and authentic Squid Fry is ready to be enjoyed.

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