Friday, November 20, 2020

Squid Thoran | Kanava Thoran | കണവ തോരൻ

Kanava Thoran is a very popular dish from Kerala. This seafood dish is very commonly seen is coastal areas. 


  • 500 gms Squid 
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 3 pieces Cambodge(kudampuli)
  •  Salt - to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water 
  • 10 nos of small onions
  • 4 cloves of Garlic 
  • a small piece Ginger
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 nos Dried red chili
  • Curry leaves - as needed
  • 1 cup grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Chili powder

How to prepare

First clean, wash and cut squid into small round pieces.
Crush small onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies in a mixer.

In a saucepan, add squid, turmeric powder, kudampuli and half a cup of water and cook well.

Heat the coconut oil in another pan and splutter the mustard.  Add dried chillies, curry leaves and crushed ginger-garlic-green chili and sauté well.

Add sliced  onion and sauté until oil separates. Add chilli powder 

When the raw smell of chilli powder disappears, add cooked squid.

Mix well, check salt and add more if needed.

When the water starts to dry, add the shredded coconut .Cook on low flame until dry.Remove the dish from fire.

Delicious squid toran ready.

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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