Chemeen Thenga Kothu Ularthiyathu (prawn Roast With Coconut Strips)
Seafood is cooked in two main styles in Kerala. It is either done in coconut based gravy or with kodampulli and lots of chili. This recipe falls in the second category, but what makes it special is the use of this coconut strips. I have a deep cut in my left index finger attempting to do these strips so it is a tough procedure. Unlike coconut milk powder, grated coconut, coconut strips are seldom sold in markets. But without this ingredient, this curry would be incomplete. I prepared this curry in an earthen pot, which is a common practice in Kerala. I urge you to do the same.