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How to clean Prawns and Prawn heads


My long wait post, finally it’s done today. It’s cleaning of prawns including the cleaning of prawns head. Most of us throw away the head of prawns, but I would say that pawns head taste more delicious than prawns, you can deep fry them by marinating in masala, or when you can enhance flavor to curry or gravy or rice or biryani by the prawn head. You have to clean, grind them with little water and strain the ground mixture and flavor the dish.

For my prawn recipes – CLICK HERE, and check out my Prawn Head Fry, Prawn curry with Prawns head and Prawn rice with Prawn head and prawns.

Cleaning of prawns and prawn head is an easy and simple task which just takes minutes. Check out the video below and enhance the flavor of your prawn food…




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).