For the spice paste mix
For the curry
To make the spice paste mix, heat the oil in a pan, then add the fennel seeds and curry leaves. Once they stop spluttering, add the chopped onions and sauté till translucent.
Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger and garlic. Mix well.
Add the water and mix well.
Add the garam masala powder, coriander leaves and mix well till slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and cool. Once cooled make the spice mixture into a paste in a spice grinder and keep aside.
To prepare the curry, cut the calamari into thick rings.
Heat the oil in a stew pot, add the paste, then add the calamari and sauté. Add the onions, tomatoes and salt.
Mix the coconut milk powder and water in a bowl. Pour the coconut milk into the pot and cook over a medium heat till done.
Serve the curry along with the steamed rice or naan bread.