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Kanava Thoran

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Kanava thoran or calamari stir fry with coconut is a Kerala speciality and it is often served as a side dish with rice. Most of the Keralites prefer cooking this Kanava thoran in earthern pots.
Ingredients
  Kanava/squid 1 Kilogram, cleaned and cut into rings
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1 Teaspoon, freshly grounded
  Coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated (FOR SPICE MIX)
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic clove 1 Teaspoon
  Green chilies 4 Small
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Shallots 4 Small
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 2 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek powder 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind 1 Teaspoon
  Coconut oil 1 Tablespoon (FOR SEASONING)
  Shallots 3 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Dried red chilies 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a saucepan, add cleaned squid, turmeric powder, ground black pepper, salt and pressure cook until squid is done. Don’t add water, as squid relieves water during cooking. Check for the doneness of the squid and drain the water.
2. In a mixer, coarsely grind all the ingredients of spice mix and keep it aside.

MAKING
3. In a skillet, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add chopped onion, curry leaves, red chilies and stir for some time.
4. Add salt, spice mix and sauté this mixture until raw smell disappears.
5. Lower the heat; add squid and again sauté the mixture for 3-4 minutes.

SERVING
6. Serve this thoran with hot rice and some curry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Kerala
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Squid
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Kerala Koonthal Thoran

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