This particular recipe is for a prawn curry that we always had growing up. As a child, I was lucky enough to grow up by the coast. The West coast of India is the coast of the Arabian sea, and we had our pick of fresh seafood, most of which was caught on the day we ate it. My dad would ride down to the bunder (docks) and bargain hard for the freshest of fish, prawns, squid or crabs. He would then triumphantly return with his bounty, and we would have fresh seafood for dinner that evening. I am lucky I don't have to do all this from-scratch preparation anymore, and frozen raw prawns are a convenience I have gotten used to very quickly. But I still relish the taste of seafood, particularly one in a spicy-tangy-hot curry, as we used to have it. The flavors in this dish are very much from the South coast of India.