Sunday, 22 May 2016

Stuffed squid with gravy/ Koonthal nirachathu/ Shrimp stuffed squid

500g squid (weight before cleaning)
For stuffing
10- 15 numbers of shrimp
1 cup chopped onion
½ tbsp chopped garlic
½ tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped green chilli
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For shallow fry
pinch of turmeric powder
½ tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

For gravy
1 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped green chilli
½ cup chopped tomatto
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
curry leaves
salt to taste

1)     Wash and clean the squid (remove tendacles). Keep aside
2)    Clean and devein the shrimps. Chop into small pieces. Keep aside
Stuffing preparation
3)    In a pan add 2 tbsp oil heat at medium high flame add onion saute it for 1 minute at high flame. Add salt when you saute onion
4)    After one minute add garlic, ginger and green chilli. Saute for 2 minute at high flame
5)    Add all powdered spices. After one minutes of stirring add chopped shrimps
6)    Cook prawn for 2-3 minutes. Switch of the flame and let it cool
7)    Once the prepared shimp masala cooled stuff this in cleaned squid. Close the mouth with tooth pick or skewer
Shallow fry
8)    Marinate stuffed squid with the ingredient listed in in shallow fry section
9)    Then fry this at medium high flame for 3-4 minutes
10) Remove from the oil. When squid cooled,  remove tooth picks
Gravy preparation
11)  Now add the onion (I cup) into the same oil used for frying
12) Once the sauted well with salt add green chilli, garlic and ginger.
13) Once raw taste goes after continuous stirring add tomato
14) Once the tomato cooked well add powdered spices listed in gravy section
15) After mixing let it cook for few minutes. Add salt if needed
16) Add some water then add our fryed stuffed squid
17) Let it cook at low flame till the gravy get dried and squid absorbs all the goodness of gravy.
18) Serve your stuffed squid hot

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