Sunday 12 July 2009

Kanavaa Meen varuval / Squid fry

Whether it is served as an appetizer or as a side dish, it tastes delicious enough for a second serving I suggest you better double the quantity if you want something left for the next meal :) This is a simple way to savour this sea treasure, a big thanks to my sister dear for sharing this recipe with me, thanks Eli :)

Squid: 500g
5 tbsp Lime juice
1 tsp chilly powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
7 tbsp oil
Some curry leaves
2 big onions
5 garlic pods and equal amount of peeled and sliced ginger
1 tbsp fennel seeds powder


Clean the squid and cut into bite size pieces.
Wash it thoroughly with the lime juice diluted in some water. Pat dry and keep aside.

Marinate the squid in a mixture of turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt.

Chop the onions very finely. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste.

Heat some oil in a wok or a large skillet. Splutter the curry leaves and then fry the onions until brown. Add the pasted ginger and garlic and stir fry on high heat. Add the squid and stir fry on high heat for about a minute. Check salt and correct if necessary. Close with a lid and leave it for another minute. Open and add the fennel seeds powder, stir fry for another two minutes or until almost dry and serve (Do not over cook the squid or it will become rubbery).



Sanghi said...

Swuid is famous here, but i'v not tried it yet Jean..! Will do after seeing yours now!

Suparna said...

hey vino,
I don't eat squid, nevertheless, am sure it's a great recipe :)as ur recipes are just mind blowing!!!
Happy week ahead!!

Ann said...

Hey,another squid savvy here..I havenot tried this version yet..We have a favourite dry here adding grated coconut and masals..Just the way you will disappear within mts..haha
yours look so tempting that I will try this soon..

ganga said...

Great.........will try it soon!

Parita said...

I dont eat squids but look at the color! looks quite tasty!

Vrinda said...

This is my hubby's fav seafood item..great recipe,yum...

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe

Kalaivani said...

Looks yummy and colorful.

Ashwini said...

never tried squid.. looks delicious..

Lavanya Siva said...

wow.............yummy recipe Jean. Thanks for sharing. Looks so delicious and colourful

Varsha Vipins said...

aiooo..enna kodumai ithu Vino..;);) dying..wat a color n looks killing..!I don get squid hereee..:(

Ann said...

Jean,i just made this..didnt had fennel powder..instead used garam masala..But its heavanly..thank you.

Pinky said...

What a mouthwatering recipes .......lovely and mind blowing....

Divya Kudua said...

My hubby is drooling over the pic..looks great let me put my act through and make it for him;)

Jean's Saappadu said...

Thank you to all of you for the kind comments;

Ann, thank you for trying it out and I 'm happy you loved it;

Divya Kudua, I'm sure you'll make it great with your touch :) hope you guys enjoy!

Ammu said...

Never tried this before. Looks delicious & yummy :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Your non veg dishes and baking skills are always inspiring me.
I am drooling on seeing the Kanava meen varuval . Delicious da.

Sashi said...

Hi, First time here. Recipes look so delicious. Nice blog with very good procedure explanation. Would be visitng often. Do u mind if i add u in my Fav links of my Blog ?

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Malar Gandhi said...

Dear Vino,

How are you doing? I am good. Yeah me back.

Seems like I have to catch up lot of recipes here.

Wow, man love fried squids like anything. Though never tried my hands on it tho' enjoyed it big time!:) Very tempting.

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