For the prawns:
In a bowl, marinate the prawns in vinegar and freshly ground black pepper for 5-10 minutes.
Pan sear the prawns in some olive oil.
For the masala:
Roast the spices on a tawa till you get a lovely fragrance.
Then grind it in a mixie.
For the stew:
Take a deep pan. Add oil and saute onions and garlic.
Add green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric and coriander powder.
Then add coconut milk and the coconut water.
Let it come to a boil, temper it down with the roasted masala mix and salt.
Add the pan seared prawns.
Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with appams.
Key Ingredients: prawns, vinegar, black pepper, vegetable oil, star anise, fennel, Cinnamon, cloves, Black Cardamom, garlic, green chillies, turmeric, coriander powder, curry leaves, coconut milk, coconut water, salt, onion