kanava Thoran

Kanava Thoran / Squid / Calamari Coconut Stir Fry

Hello Foodies,  Today I am going to share a very popular seafood all over the world its Squid. In kerala its called kanava or koonthal. Kanava/Koonthal or squid is very popular among the sea food lovers of kerala. My family loved any recipe with squid. Let me share an very interesting recipe of kanava/squid which is very easy to prepare with less effort, Squid Coconut Stir Fry/Kanava Thoran. I am very sure that you all will like this tasty awesome squid stir fry. This stir fry which my family absolutely loved to have with steamed rice. For making this stir fry I used an Earthen cook ware/ Claypot/ Manchatti, which enhance the taste of any fish curry/ stir fry to perfection.

Its a very delicious side dish with rice. Hope you all will enjoy this easy squid stir fry and you could’nt stop making it.

squid Thoran

How to Make Kanava/ Squid Stir Coconut Stir Fry 

Take a Clay pot/Manchatti, combine together Kanava/ Squid, salt, pepper powder, Turmeric powder and little water and allow it to cook until done.


When it is almost cooked, add in kudampuli/ fish tamarind. Allow it to boil for 5 more minutes and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a claypot/ manchatti, add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds, let it splutter. Saute it.


Add shallots in it, saute until shallots change colour to pink. Then add ginger, garlic, and green chillies. Saute it till raw smell goes on.


Add cooked kanava/ squid and mix well.


Now add kashmiri chilly powder, corriander powder and crushed dry red chillies. Saute it for few seconds, until masalas raw smell disappears and oil floats.


Now add grated coconut, curry leaves and fennel powder. Mix well until combined. Adjust salt at this level.


Drizzle little coconut oil on top and add curry leaves on top. Mix well, kanava thoran is ready to serve.


Enjoy!! Happy Cooking


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