I had some squid leftover and was craving for the typical kerela non-veg lunch . This dish is very common in Kerela and is made as an accompaniment with rice. It is very easy to make with just a few ingredients and by 10-15 min the dish is done so here goes.......
500 gms squid
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 to 1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
1/2 freshly grated coconut
2 inch piece fresh ginger
2 green chillies
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp coarsely ground black peppercorns
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1-2 dried red chilllies
a few curry leaves
1 tbsp oil for tempering
In a pan add the squid , turmeric ,salt and red chilli powder and 1/4 cup of water and bring it to a boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer till the squid is cooked through.
Meanwhile grind the coconut with the green chillies, shallots and ginger coarsely.
In another pan heat the oil for tempering and add the mustard seeds , when it starts to splutter add the curry leaves and the dried red chillies .
Add the ground coconut mix and the corinader powder and saute them for a min.
Then turn up the heat and add the water from the squid . Keep adding the water till it evapourates , this is done to give a flavour to the dish .
Then add in the squid and toss tem together . Finally add the ground peppercorns and serve hot.