Clean the dry shrimps or dry prawns by cutting the heads and tails.
Then add 1 teaspoon oil on the tawa/frying pan and gently roast the dry shrimps till the strong aroma goes away. Do not burn the dry prawns. Remove and keep aside.
On the same frying pan, add 2 tablespoon oil and fry finely chopped onion till it turns pinkish.
Add grated or finely chopped ginger and fry for 2 minutes.
Add crushed teffal and mix well.
Now add grated coconut and fry till the grated coconut turns slightly brownish.
Then add the roasted shrimps. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt to taste.
Mix well. Add tamarind pulp and give everything a nice stir.
Serve with rice and dry fish curry.