Fried Prawn Head / Fried Shrimps Head


I have already shared few prawn/shrimp recipes, this time it is a completely different recipe with prawn head. Most of us throw the prawn/shrimp head, hereafter do not forget to try out this dish with prawn head.

This dish tastes good, crispy and crunchy. This goes out well as a starter, a side dish for lunch and also as a tea time snack. Today it’s Friday and so I am taking it to Fiesta Friday #64 hosted by Angie. Let us move on to the recipe…

Fried Prawn (Shrimp) Head

Fried Prawn (Shrimp) Head


  • Prawn / Shrimp Head – 15 nos
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – for deep fry


  • Clean and wash the prawn/shrimp head.
  • Take prawn heads, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt, mix together.
  • Marinate this for 20 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, drop the prawn heads and fry till it is golden brown.

Serve hot.

Note: Use only the heads of big prawn (tiger prawns).

7 responses »

  1. I love the idea of using up parts of the animal that usually go to waste! Thank you o much for sharing it with us at Fiesta Friday #64! I’m sure it will go down a storm 🙂

  2. In some Japanese restaurants, they will fry the shrimp heads or even fish bones when you order dishes that use them. They would be fried crisp and I find them to be very tasty! 🙂

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