Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry
Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry is a tasty and authentic specialty of the Malabar region. The rich and spicy fish delicacy is simply irresistible. Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry is unique and special with cooked squid blended with a spicy aromatic coconut mixture. Squid is nutritious, rich in vital nutrients required for body. Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry can be easily prepared at home. You can explore a well detailed Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry here.
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
  1. For preparing Malabar Nadan Koonthal Curry, first clean the squid. Cleaning the squid is quite easy. The look of the fish will make you feel it is a tough one. The head portion of the squid will normally be removed from the fish stall itself. An ink like substance is also cleaned when u buy.
  2. Once u get the same home, remove the pink dotted skin by just peeling. Then cut the squid into small square slices. Wash the slices well in water.
  3. Marinate the squid slices with salt, turmeric ginger, garlic and a little chilly powder and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Cut the onion, green chillies, tomatoes into long pieces and mix them well with the marinated squid. Put the entire squid mix into a pressure cooker and add a cup of water. Allow the same to be cooked for 4 to 5 whistles.
  5. Meanwhile, in a frying pan, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Add the grated coconut, onion, cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry well till the onion turns brown.
  6. Then add coriander powder and fry well. Then add the chilly powder. Mix this well and allow the same to cool off for a few minutes. This mix must be blended in the mixie to a paste form(add some water while blending).
  7. Now add this paste to the squid mix already cooked and allow it to boil well. Add salt as required.
  8. Add the garam masala powder and coriander leaves to the cooked squid and switch off.
  9. Heat a small quantity of oil in a pan and fry the sliced small onions(shallots) till brown. Add this to the Koonthal curry in the cooker .
  10. The delicious Malabar Koonthal Curry is ready to serve. Best suited for eating with chapatti, rice and poori!