Introduction: Chotpoti is a popular snack of Bangladesh and West Bengal of India. Pea seeds are using for making this snack. It is spicy, sour and hot in taste. It is mostly liked by girls. The snack is very popular due to its availability, low-price and easy to made formula. It can be found from big super stores snack corners to small fast food store and also in the road side shops.
White pea (soaked overnight) 2 cups
Onion finely sliced 1 cup
Green chili chopped 3 pieces
Salt as per taste
Sugar 2 tea spoon
Tamarind 100gm soaked in 1 cup water
Spices whole: Cumin seed 1 tea spoon, Coriander 1 tea spoon, Red chili 4 pieces, Clove 4, Black pepper 4, Aniseed ½ tea spoon, Fenugreek seed ½ tea spoon
Roast all spices on low heat then cool and grind altogether.
Tomato 2 finely sliced
Potato 2 boiled and cut into small pieces
Egg 2 boiled and cut into small pieces
Cucumber 1 finely sliced
Fresh coriander leaves 1 cup grated
Lemon 1 small pieces
Rock salt 1 tea spoon
Cook the soaked peas with submerged water, add little salt and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker till they become soft. Be aware about the peas are not be totally meshed. Also not be dried at all. Boil tamarind with water; add cumin coriander powder, a bit red chili powder, sugar then boil for 10 minutes. Cool and blend together then strained. Add lemon juice and rock salt. Take a large bowl to mix the cooked white peas, tamarind syrup and other ingredients. Take separate small serving dishes for each individual, pour chotpoti and garnish with coriander leaves and deep fried grated onions. Add more tamarind juice, green chili or lemon juice according to your taste.