Squid Masala | Koonthal Masala


Squid Masala | Koonthal Masala

This is my first recipe with squid. Its a traditional koonthal masala recipe with several fresh spices that gives a unique aroma and flavour to this koonthal masala. It goes well with rice, chappathi etc..
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • Clean the squid and cut into ring shapes.
  • Marinate the squid in a mixture of red chilly powder, turmeric powder, crushed fennel seeds, salt and keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Pressure cook it for one whistle and fry it in hot oil. Keep aside the fried squid rings.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and saute onion with salt until golden brown in colour.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, chopped tomato, sliced green chilly, curry leaves and saute again until the tomatoes get soft.
  • Add fried squid and sprinkle some garam masala. Mix it well and remove from the flame.
  • Tasty and spicy Koonthal Masala is ready now.
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Response (1)
  1. L
    Lizzy November 9, 2021

    5 stars
    Tried your recipe and it tasted great. Thank you.

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