This preparation takes me back to my childhood. There were various versions of the boiled egg curry that my mum and aunts used to cook. As kids, we used to like tossing the boiled egg around the plate; and then, trying to break them. Often, we would like to see how the small pieces of the yolk and the egg whites would change the colour and texture of the gravy.
I can definitely understand if the non-vegetarians cringe with the thought of having prawn heads. I used to do that too. But then, once I chomped into a prawn head; there was no looking back.
For this recipe, I used the prawn heads that I saved from preparing an earlier dish. Trust me, this preparation was absolutely yummy. The heads not only add to the flavour of the curry; but also absorbs the spices. Total drool scenes.
This recipe has inspiration from the meatball curry that we used to eat as kids. It was fun to play a bit with the meatballs on the plate: tossing it around the rice – perhaps even making the rice as a small obstacle curse 🙂 and then, breaking it into pieces (or not) and stuffing our mouths. It was more play than food. But I guess, that’s what we will always remember.
The Bhavnagari chillies are longer, wider and less spicy than the regular chillies that Indians are used to. They are ideal for stuffing. In this recipe, I have stuffed these chillies with cottage cheese and served it with drops of mint and sweet sauces. I found this to be an interesting take on the deep-fried stuffed chillies that are usually prepared,
The Palmera fruit is found on tall trees that resemble the coconut/palm trees. As a fruit, it is cooling and tender. While it tends to be lightly sweet to neutral in flavour, it is paired with strong flavours to compliment the dish. This recipe is not prepared often as the fruit is not readily available in departmental stores. The prawn and palmera fruit combination is a sure-fire winner.
I remember that as a child, I would love eating Breadfruit Fry with dal and rice. It a simple, but heavenly meal. I liked the spice in the breadfruit fry. Whenever I visit Goa, I look for breadfruit to make this dish.