Monday, April 23, 2012

Squid/Koonthal Sambhar

I am sure that you may be wondering that I made sambar with squid and it will not be that good. I swear try it once you will really like it.
Koonthal/ squid: 300gm
Lentils/Toor Dhal: ½ cup
Onion:  2
Tomato: 3 big
Green Chilli: 2
Garlic: 2 cloves
Fenugreek seeds: ½ tsp
Asafetida powder: 1tsp
Fenu greek powder: ¼ tsp
Chilli powder: 1tbsp
Coriander powder: 2tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1tsp
Grated coconut: 1 ½ cups
Shallot: 4
Salt: needed
Coconut oil: 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Curry leaves: needed
Method of Preparation
Clean the squid and keep aside.
In a pressure cooker cook lentils by adding 3 cups water till done.
When the pressure releases open the lid and add sliced onion, tomato, crushed garlic, green chilli, turmeric powder, chilli powder, fenugreek powder, coriander powder and salt.
Keep on flame without putting the weight.
When tomato gets cooked add squid pieces to it.
Meanwhile roast coconut by adding fenugreek seeds, asafetida, curry leaves and shallots.
Grind it by adding little water to a smooth paste.
When the squid pieces are done add the grinded coconut mix. If needed add water according to the consistency.
Switch off the flame when it starts boiling.
Heat a pan, add oil, splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
Transfer this to the prepared sambhar.

Note: If you like the tangy taste you can add 3 tbsp tamarind extract, I feel without adding tamarind it tastes better.

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divyagcp said...

Sambhar with squid.. Interesting!!

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Plateful said...

Now this sounds interesting!

Shabbu said...

interesting and different recipe!!!!

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Gloria Baker said...

ahhFaseela look really nice!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Interesting recipe..

Julie said...

Unique n interesting non veg version of sambhar..Looks yummy,Faseela..great job!!
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Sravs said...

Very new to me !! Unique and appealing one !!

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Torviewtoronto said...

sambar looks wonderful

ruchikacooks said...

Being a veggie I wont make it but seeing the comments I suppose this will be a new recipe in many homes from now on!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

totally new and sounds interesting

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Spicy-Aroma said...

delicious looking it!!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...looks utterly yummy..
btw..tried your grape squash recipe..came out awesome..thanks for the lovely recipe..:)
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Reshmi said...

squid and sambhar... would love to taste it... very innovative.. an award at my space waiting for you :)

Priya Suresh said...

Quite a new dish,never heard about this kind of sambhar with squids.

Vineetha Sush said...

Nice one ..u know what I have tried parippu curry with squid and prawns :) it sounds weird but it taste good isn't it ??

Suja Manoj said...

New one,sounds interesting..

Ramya said...

this is a really interesting recipe with squid and toor dal. thanks for linking with kerala kitchen

Sushma Mallya said...

I don't eat squid but the recipe looks intresting:)

Ganga Sreekanth said...
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Ganga Sreekanth said...

enna idea aa ithu....adipoli aayittundu fasee..........

Teena said...

Great idea Faseela!! Loved this tasty dish!!