Koonthal/Calamari Peera Pattichathu

Squid/Calamari with coconut and tamarind

Ingredients:-

Squid/Calamari/koonthal - 250 gm
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Onion/shallots chopped - 1/2 cup
Green chiles chopped - 3-4
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
Garlic chopped 1 1/2 tsp
Crushed black pepper corns - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Kudampuli/Kokum/Fish tamarind - 2-3 pieces.
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil
Mustard seeds

Method :-
Clean and cut the squid into thin circles.Soak the fish tamarind/kokum in a cup of water and keep
 aside for 10 minutes.Combine Squid rings, grated coconut , chopped green chiles and ginger,
turmeric powder ,chili powder,crushed peppercorns and salt, and mix it well with your hands.
add the soaked  tamarind along with water and let it stand for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a pan 
and add mustard seeds. when they pop up add curry leaves, chopped onions and garlic. 
saute well for 4-5 minutes. Add the squid- coconut -tamarind mix , along with 1/2 cup water, 
and simmer it covered for 20 minutes,or until its is done and dry.( add more water if u think, 
the squid rings are not cooked well.)
Cheers!!!!

57 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That is a mouthwatering dish my dear. I love that calamari in earthern-ware!

Angie's Recipes said...

Drool...what a fully spiced mouthwatering dish!

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummy! Love the pic and recipe!

Akal's Saappadu said...

wow, that's a delicious dish! this preparation is new to me, with the tamarind/coconut combination, Mmmmm, must be excellent!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Totally a very new dish to me....looks great

Neetz said...

wow..superb!!... i havent eaten peera made with koonthal though.seeing ur pic i bet it would been tasty :)

5 Star Foodie said...

A yummy calamari dish, so good with coconut!

sangi said...

Adipoli pic!kannedukkan pattunnilla!

njan thirakki varan thudangu ayirunnu appolekkum !

Sushma Mallya said...

havent tasted squid till now but your recipe is very nice to start from...very delicious sarah

AshKuku said...

I have never tasted squid till this day... but I always heard mom telling me it tastes awesome as she ate in her childhood & loved it.... I was actually petrified by its very look..... But she would surely feed me with if someday to try.... I would taste then... Your prep looks really good.... I would give her this recipe of your prep.... It would be helpful for a change & variety.....

Thanks for all the love u shared on me & my post..... It surely means a lot..... Lots Of Love & Cheers!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Deepti said...

I never hd squids but ur recipe is very cool.

priya said...

yummy n delicious da...adipoli!

Vrinda said...

Ethu Mahiyude fav anu....but ithuvare ingine try cheythittila,will show to him...yum yummmmm

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Have not yet tasted squid but your dish looks delicious...

Deepa

BeenaShylesh said...

wow this is a new idea dear...

Kalai said...

yummy recipe and nice photographing!

Priya said...

looks yummy - I have never tried it before .

Trendsetters said...

OMG the squids look delicious

Reshmi said...

koonthal peera looks delicious sarah....hmmm awesome...

Laya said...

What an awesome calamari recipe sarah.
cant take my eyes off from the plate. i never even thought we cold make peera vattichathu with calamari.you are so innovative.

Yummy Team said...

It looks delicious! My mom used to make this dish long back..Will try this out soon..

Latha said...

Superb!!! very tempting. Loved your presentation.

vineetha said...

This is my favvvvvv .I love this in any formmm :)

Gulmohar said...

adipoli ketto...ambada kalla...squid-ne noyambinnu ozhivakkiyo...

Nostalgia said...

Wow.. noyambu kazhinjotte.. I will also have to do all this

Jagruti said...

Not a fish eater..pics and dish looks nice!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sarah
Very nice dish,,,,if i dont get squid I will try with other fish. Let me first get back.
Have a nice week

Swathi said...

sarah,

Nice dish, and presentation is really earthy.

Jyoti V said...

Yummy..perfect click..

Sook said...

mmmm coconut! I know I'll love this dish. Yum!

Priya said...

Never tried calamari this way, looks tremendous..

Yasmeen said...

Unique dish,looks very appetizing :D

Gita said...

Very different squid dish dear...looks so tasty :)

PJ said...

wow, Sarah, such a delicious dish with squid. I have never cooked squid at home, love your recipe and the picture with that earthenware!

Muraligeetham said...

dish looks so tasty..

3 hungry tummies said...

Another new and delicious dish for me! Thank you!

Padhu said...

WOw lovely picture!

Swapna said...

Yummy!!! Nice Click!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very delicious and tempting :)

Tina said...

Ethu camera anu kutty use cheyunnathu? Never tried this before...Looks yummy.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Beautiful click and lovely dish, looks great....

Shama Nagarajan said...

mouthwatering tempting recipe..nice picture

Sashi said...

Hi Sarah, First time here. Beautiful blog with lovely presentations. I never have had squid, looks yummy. Drop @ http://sashirecipes.com sometime when u find time.

shahana said...

koonthal peera pattichathu kazhicha kaalam marannu.athum mun chattiyil super!

Parita said...

Lovely pic, looks so yummy!

kothiyavunu said...

Entamma!!!! Sarahkutty
Enne ingane kothipichu kothipichu kolluvanallo...kanumbo thinnan thonnum dea..!!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Never tried squid before. But your awesome snap n recipe tempts me to buy it soon:)yumm....

Divya Kudua said...

I am going to hide this page from my hubby...if he sees this he's gonna be after me telling me to make this..RUN..:):).Jokes apart..the recipe sounds do-able:)

Aparna said...

Awesome!! gud pic..too

Simi Mathew said...

This looks so yummy. Love the pic.
Simi
itsallaboutfood.wordpress.com

PriyaRaj said...

Calamari is my hubby's favourite ...this is fully coated with coconut a.a..very nice.. ....

Malar Gandhi said...

I have tasted kalamari couple of times at chinese place, ever since I wanted to make them at home...they tasted too good-very distinct flavor. This recipe is so interesting to me...perfect:)

Erica said...

Wonderful dish,Sarah! Your pictures are better and better! Did you buy a new camera?

Sarah Naveen said...

Thank You all ...
Tina its Nikon cool pix P 90...
Erica ,nope i dint buy a new one..its the same camera.. i think its just accidently got better ..hehehhe

s said...

GREAT pic.....super recipe..

SE said...

oooo...looks inviting.i've never tried calamari though !!

jenny said...

yum. yum, will do this receipe on the weekend. and comeback with the result.
thanks

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