Calcutta Prawn Cocktail | How to make Calcutta Prawn Cocktail

By Pritha Sen  |  14th Nov 2015  |  
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About Calcutta Prawn Cocktail Recipe

This is inspired by the legendary Prawn Cocktail served at Calcutta's restaurants of yore -- Mocambo and Skyroom. I got the basic recipe from the Calcutta Cookbook. And it's very filling.

Calcutta Prawn Cocktail is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Calcutta Prawn Cocktail has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Pritha Sen is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Calcutta Prawn Cocktail recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Calcutta Prawn Cocktail is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 5 minutes. This is recipe of Calcutta Prawn Cocktail is perfect to serve 2 people. Calcutta Prawn Cocktail is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Calcutta Prawn Cocktail. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Calcutta Prawn Cocktail by commenting on this page below!

Calcutta Prawn Cocktail

Ingredients to make Calcutta Prawn Cocktail

  • Prawns: 8 medium shelled
  • lemon rind: 1/2 tsp
  • peppercorns: 5-6
  • tomato juice: 1 cup
  • tomato Ketchup: 2 tbsp
  • Mayonnaise: 2 tbsp
  • Horseradish sauce: 1 tsp or Wasabi sauce
  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • spring onions:1 tbsp very finely minced
  • salt to taste
  • Tabasco sauce

How to make Calcutta Prawn Cocktail

  1. Boil shelled prawns with some lemon rind, a few peppercorns and some salt.
  2. Mix together tomato juice, spring onions, tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce and black pepper. Mix the prawns in. Check the taste. add more ketchup or mayonnaise if required.
  3. Refrigerate till well chilled. Mix a few drops of tabasco sauce before serving in seperate glasses or bowls.

Reviews for Calcutta Prawn Cocktail (2)

Ruchira Hoon2 years ago


Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

Hi pritha, thanks for sharing the recipe.. Very interesting. In the second step do u mix manually or using blender?

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