Clean Prawn and Devein

Cleaning Prawn is very easy and it should be done properly.Here I have described with step by step photos to clean and devein the prawn.By practice you can clean and devein it quickly 🙂 I learnt it from my granny and whenever we buy prawn it will be her who cleans as she does it sooooooo quick 😉 and I used to sit with her observing it all the time without helping her 😉 😉 😉 .

She prepares Prawn curry so tasty and delicious that I can never forget the taste !!! You can also check out Prawn Curry,how to clean crab , Nandu Masala/Crab Curry , how to clean vazhaipoo/Banana flower


  • Prawn- 500 gms
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice-1 tbsp

Steps to Clean Prawn :

  • Rinse the prawn with water well twice.

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  • Pull the head from body of the prawn.

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  • Just rinse it well in water so that all dirt items gets removed properly.

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  • You can now easily remove the outer shell and its leg.

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  • Now just catch the end of the tail( where no flesh of prawn exist) and pull the flesh from it so that no flesh gets stick in tail part.

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Steps to devein prawn:

  • Now lets devein the prawn.Use knife to cut in the center of the prawn.

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  • You can see black vein which should be removed from prawn.Now repeat the process for the remaining prawns and rinse it well with water twice or thrice. Then marinate with 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tbsp lemon juice for about 15 mins.Now you can use it in your recipes 😉

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Prawn Curry

Prawn curry


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