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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Lentil, Snacks, Top Ten Recipes: Must See | 9 comments




Chotpoti is basically spicy peas and potato mix along with tamarind water. I try to keep it simple and health. If you want, you can use bit oil to fry the onion and cook potato and peas together.


• 1 and 1/2 cups dried peas

• 1 diced large boiled potato

• 6 boiled eggs

• 3 tablespoon chat masala

• 1/2 finely sliced medium size onion

• 4 finely green chillies chopped

• ½ cup chopped cucumber

• Coriander leaves chopped

• ½ teaspoon turmeric

• Salt

• 12 fuska shells(optional)

For Tamarind water:

• 50 gram tamarind

• 1 tablespoon roasted cumin powder

• 4 roasted dry chillies

• 1 tablespoons sugar

• Salt

• Black salt (optional)

How to make:

1. Soak dried peas overnight and wash well.

2. Boil peas with turmeric and 2 teaspoon salt till it becomes tender (I prefer to use pressure cooker to boil peas, less time consumes).

3. Soak tamarind half hour with one cup water. Crush the roasted chillies and add crushed chillies, salt, cumin powder and sugar in tamarind water.

4. Mash boiled potato and mix with boiled peas and chaat masala.

5. Take a serving bowl and serve pea and potato mix with 1 chopped egg, cucumber, chilli, onion, 2 fuska crushed and tamarind water.

6. Enjoy healthy homemade chotpoti.


Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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  1. Chatpoti is my all time fav. I never cooked it before but reading here seems it will not be very hard to make chatpoti. Thanks for the recipe and making it easy for us to cook.

    • Thanks. I am trying to make easy Bangladeshi food for us and people from other countries.

  2. Hi Thanks for this recipe. I love chotpoti a lot and miss it lot too as I live aboard. Now may be I will be able to make it myself.

    • All of us love chotpoti…I try to simplify this recipe .. hope you will make chotpoti with full of taste.

  3. I make chotpoti with chick peas and potatoes not green peas. To the boiled chick peas and potatoes, I add tamarind, sugar, salt, green chillies, ground red chillies, cilantro, roasted ground zeera, chaat masala, chopped tomato and onion. Instead of tamarind sometimes I use yoghurt ( just as good) I call this cholay chaat.
    Enjoying all the recipes!

    • Thanks for your suggestion. Chotpoti is made by yellow peas not chick peas. your one is definitely chole chat. soon I will post my chole chat hope you will like that…

  4. Now i Need to eat Chatpoti!! Where I find it?? I got to cook now..

  5. Thank you Rownak, last time I had chopoti was like a year ago. They do sell it in toronto but the taste isn’t the same.


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