Litti Chokha Recipe is a mainly regional recipe. It is most famous recipe in Bihar for breakfast. The recipe is now in global menu. It’s a traditional dish. It’s basically an evening snack served with chokha made out of potato, brinjal and tomato. A basic ingredient of litti is sattu. Sattu is nothing but grinded gram nut (chana). Litti-Chokha is now making its presence internationally.
Ingredients for Litti Chokha:
Aata (wheat flour) – 250 gm
Besan (gram flour – made from chana daal) – 100 gm
Yogurt (dahi) – 4 tablespoon
Water – 1/2 cup
Refined oil 2 tbsp
Garlic (chopped) – 4 cloves Ginger (chopped) – 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves (chopped) – 2 tablespoon
Onion seeds (Mangrella) – 1/2 teaspoon
Carom seeds 1/2 tsp (ajwain)
Lemon juice – 2-3 teaspoon
Finely chopped coriander (dhania) 1.2 cup
Dried mango powder (amchur) 1 tsp
Stuffed red chilly pickle masala 1 tsp
Sattu (baked gram flour) – 250 gm
Salt to taste
Method of Liti:
Mix all the filling ingredients with sattu. Add 1/4 cup water to make the stuffing moist and easy to fill. Keep aside.
Sieve the flour and add yoghurt, ajwain, mangaraila, salt and water. Mix lightly with finger tips with water knead it into
stiff dough. Make balls out of dough of 2.5″ to 3″ diameter in size with hand.
Divide dough into medium size loyias. Put a little sattu mixture inside and make balls. When all the littis are stuffed, Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai. Fry the litti till golden brown.
You can also bake it,pre-heat the oven to 375 F and put all the littis on a foil. Bake till one side is brown and black spots come on the litti surface. Then turn over the litti and bake for few more minutes until that side is brown as well.
Ingredients for Chokha:
Round Baigan (brinjal) – 500 gm
Tomato – 250 gm
Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp
Green Chillies – 4 (finely chopped)
Salt to Taste
Method of chokha:
Boil the tomatoes and keep aside. Half-cut the brinjal and roast on the fire from both the sides until it becomes soft. You should rotate them also to cook better. After that you can remove baigan skin. Add green chilli, garlic, salt and mustard oil.
Mix thoroughly to make chokha. Apply some pure ghee or butter on the liti and serve with chokha.
Litti – Chokha is a very popular food of north Bihar.