Chemeen Theeyal (Prawns in Roasted Coconut gravy with Tamarind)
This is a classic Kerala recipe. A theeyal is a preparation that uses roasted coconut and is mostly prepared with vegetables like brinjal, okra, onions, bittergourd or even snake gourd. But this version uses prawns and is extremely delicious. It is more like a pickle consistency and is not runny like normal gravies. This curry is meant for rice but goes with rotis as well. Using small prawns and lots of onions (shallots) makes this extremely delicious.