While chowder is a soup with nice succulent pieces of seafood, I decided to focus on the prawn head. Usually, we use the prawn head for flavouring only. I thought that it would be such a waste to not chew on these yummy blobs of goodness. I was really happy with the result.
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.
One of my colleagues (Mrigashi Mohini) had got this Crab Masala Curry for lunch one day. It was prepared by her husband (Bhanu Prakash). It was finger-licking good! I am sure I behaved like a pig that day in the cafetaria. This is Bhanu’s recipe.