Eid al-Fitr is a day that unifies all Muslims all over the world. This day of victory for all Muslims is the best moment of all Muslims in the world to be pardon. Every time Idul Fitri arrives, there is a variety of dishes typical Eid Mubarak not to be missed.
Every country must have their respective traditions when celebrating Eid al-Fitr day. Although varied, but the highlight is about special food and drink during the special moments.
Bangladesh is Chotpoti Curry. The coconut milk is filled with peas, potatoes, and eggs. When seen the shape at a glance similar to curry in general. But healthier because it is balanced with proteins and low heat
- 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.