Sunday, September 19, 2010

Koondhal Fry (Squid Fry)

Its quite a long time I posted something in my blog. If any one ask "Is it b'cos you are lazy or anything else?", I would definitely say partially lazy, but the main reason is in fact I am not finding enough time to spend in my blog once I started working. Yesterday I bought some squids and thought of trying something new today, but ended up with my favorite squid fry. Hope this will be a good start and will continue blogging as earlier!!!

Koondhal (Squid) - 3no.s (Big, Cleaned and cut into small pieces)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 t spoon
Salt - to taste
Red Chilly powder - 1 1/2 t spoon (Less spicy)
Onion - 2 small (Sliced half length wise)
Green Chilly - 2 Nos (Split into half)
Ginger - 1/2 inch (Chopped)
Garlic - 2 cloves (Chopped into fine pieces)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Cooking Oil - 3 table spoon
Water - 1/2 cup for cooking squid

  1. Cook the cleaned and chopped squids in an earthen pot (or any vessel) with water, turmeric powder and salt. It will take around 10 minutes for the squids to be cooked.
  2. Once cooked, drain the water and transfer the squids to a bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add ginger and garlic and saute well.
  4. Add sliced onions and green chillies and saute till turns tender.
  5. Add red chilly powder and salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Transfer the cooked squid to the pan, mix well and cooked for around 5-7 minutes with lids closed.
  7. In between open the lid and stir well to make sure that it does not stick to the bottom.
  8. Garnish with curry leaves and the delicious squid fry is ready to serve.


  1. welcome back dear!! yummy and delicious fry....adipoli annu da.

  2. welcome back dear. squid fry looks yummy. ithu kazhichittu kure nal ayi.

  3. Hi Aparna,
    wow..yummy...lovely...i like the way you have presented...


  4. welcome back aparna, so nice to see your posts again, seems really good but am yet to try squids..

  5. Welcome back dear, looks so yummy and great click too..

  6. Delicious and mouthwatering squid fry..

  7. Welcome back aparna...Squid fry looks very delicious.

  8. Thankyou all for your valuable comments!!

  9. welcome bck aps....orupadu naalayello ivide kandittu...lazy feeling chila timeil bloggersinu verunnathu nallatha...pinneyilla recipes okke superb aayrikkum oru breakinu sesham....koonthal fry athupole aayello...superb preparation aayitindu...

  10. @Reshmi..yes dear, kureaayi madipidichupoyyi..hru doing dear..thanq

  11. First time at ur space ... loved the cherry smoothie from ur prev posts !!!

  12. namaskaaaraaaam!!!! swagatham swagatham!!! mathi alle...
    adipoli ayittundu squid fry..ivide naveede fav annu...
    i m doing good dear..trying keep me engaged some how ..:)
    be regular okie...

  13. aha...aaranu ithu...Glad to see you back :D Squid fry looks fabulous :-)
    Thanks for your lovely and sweet wishes...

  14. Good to see u back da..adipoli recipettoo..vaayil vellam niranju..kothipichu!!

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  16. Squid fry looks spicy, yummy, delicious and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.
    Basa fish is available in Australia which is boneless and tasteful. You can try with similar type of fish.

  17. @Babli..oh i never tried..will try with similar one..Thanks every1

  18. Hi Aparna

    Looks awesome. Visiting your blog after sometime.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  19. Welcome back, Aparna..Squid fry looks so very tempting...Would love to have it with rice and moru curry ..

  20. First time here. Awesome fry. Never tried squid. Looks so good and spicy !!

  21. aparna thats looks really delicious. with rice wow perfect combo.. good one

  22. Thanks Sabitha. Welcome to my blog!!
    Thanks Yummy Team & Praniskitchen

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