Koonthal Fry

by Nazreen Ebthisam

Koonthal Fry | Squid Fry | Koonthal Porichathu

It is a delicious sea food dish eaten as a side dish with rice, chappathi, etc. Its a south Indian delicasy, prepared with added spice powders, where the marinated squid is shallow fried and then mixed with masala and stir fried until dry.

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Koonthal Fry

Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • Squid - 1/4 kg
  • Onion - 1 (sliced)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli - 2 (slit)
  • Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 1 tsp
  • Fennel Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Curry Leaves
  • Oil


  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Salt


  1. Marinate squid with the ingredients mentioned under "For Marination" and keep for 1/2 hour.
  2. Heat oil, shallow fry the squid and keep aside. In the same oil, saute ginger garlic paste and green chilli for 1 minute. Add onion and cook till the color changes. Add spice powders and salt, mix and cook till raw smell fades. Add 3 tbsp water and continue to cook for a minute.
  3. Add squid and mix well till masala coats on squid. Cook till dry and stir in between. Once done, add curry leaves and mix. Serve hot.
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