Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chotpoti (Women,s Day Special )


  • White pea-1 and 1/2 cup(soaked overnight)
  • Potato-2 medium(grated after boil)
  • Tomato-1 large(finely chopped)
  • Egg-2 (hard boiled and thinly sliced)
  • Cucumber-2 (chopped)
  • Onion-2 medium(chopped)
  • Cumin seed-3 ts
  • Whole red chili -2-3 pieces
  • Whole black pepper-6-7 pieces
  • Green chili-5-6 pieces(chopped)
  • Coriander leaves-1/2 cup(chopped)
  • Tasting salt-1/2 ts(optional)
  • Tamarind-100 gm
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 ts
  • Sugar-1 ts
  • Salt- 1 and 1/2 ts or according to your taste
  • Oil-2 Tbs


  1. Roast cumin seed,whole red chili and whole black pepper in a hot pan.
  2. Remove from the pan and allow it to cool.
  3. Grind all together and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Add onion and fry until little golden color comes out.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Take a cup of water. 
  8. Add tamarind and boil a little. 
  9. Then add sugar and a pinch of dry roast masala powder. 
  10. Boil another 5 minutes. 
  11. Cool and strain. 
  12. Keep the water portion for juice.
  13. Boil soaked white peas with salt and turmeric powder until tender. 
  14. It should not be too meshed. 
  15. Don't make it full dry. 
  16. There should be little water. 
  17. 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. 
  18. Cook around 2-3 minutes.
  19. Remove from the pan to a serving bowl. 
  20. Garnish with cucumber,sliced egg and coriander leaves. 
  21. According to your taste you can add little tamarind juice.

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