Chemeen Uzhalakizhangu Curry (prawn Curry With Potatoes)
A very traditional coastal style preparation with prawns. This was taught to me by my maid who looked after me and my siblings in our childhood. She hailed from Cochin and came from a fisher folk background.Their style of cooking used a lot of chilies and vinegar- two flavours that goes well with seafood. Adding potatoes she told me was optional often opted for when they had very little prawns and too many mouths to feed. I loved the potatoes flavoured by prawns so I continue to do this but my prime reason is again the high price of prawns in Bangalore that makes me want to add potatoes to stretch this curry for more than a meal.You can use drumsticks or raw banana instead of potatoes.