Saturday, March 12, 2011

Recipe for 'khotta'

While returning from Bhubaneshwar by train, I met a Oriya lady who shared the recipe for 'khotta'. Though I did find many recipes for khotta on the web, what better than one from the horse's mouth?
Well, for those not conversant with  Orissa cuisine, khotta is a kind of chutney made of tomatoes and goes with khichdi.
Heat a teaspoon of oil. Splutter some mustard in it. Add one finely chopped onion. Fry and then add green chillies split long. Add 1/2 kg tomatoes sliced. Put some haldi, salt, sliced dates and put a lid to it and allow it to become soft. Now add sugar and water and boil till it becomes like a thick gravy-like paste.


Vinod Ekbote said...

Subha, this interesting post perhaps mirrors the reading experiences of those book lovers born in the country in the sixties. Except for the M&B my reading experiences more or less takes the same trajectory as yours right upto PG Wodehouse. Thanks for the nostalgia rewind.


Beautiful World said...

Hi Vinod,
Glad you liked it.
Now you know why I added your blog to my favorites. That passion can only be understood by someone who has traversed this path.