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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chotpoti (চটপটি)

  1. White pea/ Dabli Boot-1 and 1/2 cup (soaked overnight)
  2. Potato-2 medium (grated after boil)
  3. Tomato-1 large (finely chopped)
  4. Egg-2 (hard boiled and thinly sliced)
  5. Cucumber-2 (chopped)
  6. Onion-2 medium(chopped)
  7. Cumin seed-3 ts
  8. Whole red chili - 2-3 pieces
  9. Whole black pepper- 6-7 pieces
  10. Green chili-5-6 pieces (chopped)
  11. Coriander leaves-1/2 cup (chopped)
  12. Tasting salt-1/2 ts (optional)
  13. Tamarind-100 gm
  14. Turmeric powder-1/2 ts
  15. Sugar-1 ts
  16. Salt- 1 and 1/2 ts or according to your taste
  17. Oil-2 Tbs
  1. Roast cumin seed,whole red chili and whole black pepper in a hot pan. Remove from the pan and allow it to cool. Grind all together and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion and fry until little golden color comes out. Set aside.
  3. Take a cup of water. Add tamarind and boil a little. Then add sugar and 1/4 ts of dry roast masala powder. Boil another 5 minutes. Cool and strain. Keep the water portion for juice.
  4. Boil soaked white peas with salt and turmeric powder until tender. It should not be too meshed. Don't make it full dry. There should be little water. Add fried onion,potato,tomato,green chili,rest of roast masala powder,tasting salt,2 Tbs tamarind juice and 1/3 portion boiled egg. Mix them thoroughly. Cook around 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from the pan to a serving bowl. Garnish with cucumber,sliced egg and coriander leaves. According to your taste you can add little tamarind juice. 
Ananya Sarker
(Columbia, SC, USA)


  1. I tried this recipe and it turned out to be a fantastic one . Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for your comment and we are very glad that you liked our recipe. Hope you will enjoy the other recipe.

  3. Made this for iftar today, really nice. Definitely going to make it again. Thanks.

  4. Can you make this with tinned chickpeas?

  5. I made it last night and making it tonight. Amazing recipe! My husband loves it! Thanks so much for sharing.