Calamari Fry – Squid Fry Recipe – Koonthal fish fry

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  • Yield : Half Kg
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 30
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 2:000 h

Calamari Fry – Squid Fry Recipe – Koonthal fish fry

Calamari is other wise called as Squid which can be called as cousin of Octopus. Calamari Fry or Koonthal fish fry is a popular appetizer. It is so delicious and crispy. It is very easy to make and nutritious too. It is rich in calcium and phosphorous. Hence very good for kids.


  • Calamari/Koonthal - 1 kg cleaned cut into rings
  • Red chilli powder - 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seed powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves - 20 nos
  • Veg oil for frying the Calamari


Step 1

Cook all the ingredients together in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup water on high flame. When the first whistle comes switch of the flame. After 10 minutes open the cooker and evaporate all the water.

Step 2

In a thick bottom pan, heat oil and fry the calamari adding some curry leaves. Do not over cook. Once golden brown, drain to a tissue paper and serve hot. Important Tip - close the pan while frying. Else there are chances of calamari getting blasted and oil will spill on to your body.


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