19 November 2008

Squid Fry/Kanava Fry

Squid Fry/Kanava Fry


1) Squid/Kanava/Koonthal- ½ Kg
2 Turmeric powder – 1 tea spoon
3) Chilly powder- ½ table spoon
4) Black pepper powder – ½ table spoon
5) Garam Masala- 1 tea spoon
6) Ginger + Garlic paste – 1 tea spoon
6) Salt - To taste
7) Coconut pieces (fresh) – 3 table spoon
7) Curry Leaves- As required
8) Oil – As required


Clean the fish well, as it is a fresh water fish the smell of the fish is different than the normal fish, so please scrape carefully the fish to remove the black narrow skin using a small knife and wash it thoroughly and again rub it with crystal salt, vinegar & 2-3 pinch of turmeric powder.

Marinate the fish with 2-7 ingredients from the above list and keep it for half an hour. Take a pan and heat sufficient oil. Add marinated squid on a medium flame for about 4minuts. Then close the pan with lid once the fish stars to produce water and cook for 6-7 minutes. Then take the lid off and add curry leaves and cook again in 2 minutes for medium high heat till the water content dissolve. Your Squid Fry is ready to serve.


  1. Donno the taste.... she didnt give me a piece.. but looks good...camera tricks?????/

  2. thanx... it came it great.......its the first time i tried cooking..... coz i am studyin away from home....n this recipe was simple n it taste's just like home.....

  3. looks so yummy...i used to prepare the kanava thoran have to try ur recipe next time...thanks

  4. Kanava is a fres water fish !!!!! you gotta be really kidding me !!!!

  5. Dear sherley your recipe sounds good, but i would like to tell you that kanava is a sea food ,not a fresh water one.thank you for the recipe.

  6. Gosh Sherly, I have the exact same plate..he he!! Anyways, great squid recipe. I always thought squid was hard to make..but u make it sound so simple. Will definately try this out!


  7. BTW, glad to be joining ure blog! Keep up the good work!

  8. Just tried your recipe this afternoon.. worked like a charm.. my hubby loved it. thanks..