Kanava Thoran/ Squid Stir Fry

½ kg Squid/ Kanava
½ cup Shallots
4 Green chilli (chopped)
1” inch Ginger (chopped)
1 tsp Garlic (chopped)
1 spring Curry leaves
3tbsp Coconut oil
1 cup Grated coconut
½ tsp Mustard seeds
2 tsp Peppercorn (crushed)
¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds
¼ tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
½ tsp Garam masala
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste


  1. Pressure cook(till the first whistle) squid, along with turmeric powder and salt. Make sure you don’t overcook the squid because then it will turn rubbery.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  3. Add shallots, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves and saute it till the shallots turn light brown.
  4. Now add grated coconut and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add crushed peppercorns, fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds. Mix well.
  6. Now add cooked squid to this mixture and saute for a couple more minutes.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with hot rice/ chapatti.

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