About this recipe: Prawns cooked with coconuts and haldi. This traditional prawn dish made with fresh coconut is typical to the coastal areas of Karwar in Karnataka.
To crack open a fresh coconut, place it on a tea towel or newspaper on the floor. Then hit it firmly with a hammer across the middle. As soon as it starts to crack, put it over a bowl so you can drain the water. Break the coconut into smaller pieces to make the flesh easier to remove. Use a knife to remove the coconut by sliding it between the white flesh and the shell.
These shrimp were delicious, yet I found the coconut difficult to shred. - 08 May 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used pregrated unsweetened coconut that you buy at any store. The recipe is a little dry, but flavor delicious. I think the flavor would be enhanced if 1/2 cup coconut milk or fish/chicken stock was added. - 11 Apr 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Indian food is some of the most imaginativly flavored cuisines in the world, much is done with many spices with few ingredients. Adds a lot of interest to a menu . Marigold - 05 Nov 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)