Naadan Koonthal Fry


Naadan Koonthal Fry

Spicy Koonthal(Calamari) fry with shredded coconut
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Clean and cut the calamari into small squares.
  • Marinate them with little chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add the green chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds and then the onions.
  • Fry until the onions are brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and fry well.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  • After the spice powder gets fried in the oil, add in the tomatoes and a bit of salt.
  • When the tomatoes are done, put the calamari pieces in and fry them in the oil.
  • :- Add a bit more of oil if required.
  • When the calamari is half cooked, add the shredded coconut and stir until the fish is fully cooked.
  • :- Serve with rice.
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Response (5)
  1. j
    jeevan November 4, 2009

    Thank you for this recipe

  2. R
    Roys July 7, 2012

    Manju! Great!!Thanks

  3. L
    Lekshmi Radhakrishnan January 30, 2007

    Thank you very much for the recipe Manju:-) It came out great!!! I omitted tomatoes though…

  4. s
    shan December 22, 2006

    Thanks for the excellent receipe. I was cooking koonthal for the first time and surprised to see it turned out well 🙂

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