Litti Chokha

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“Litti” A Traditional Dish From Bihar. It is mostly eaten with Chokha which is made from roasted brinjal or mashed potato or mixing both. Litti Chokha is a very common dish served in Bihar, U.P and Jharkhand as a breakfast, tea time snack or dinner.
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I found the process little time consuming. But trust me it’s WORTH IT 🙂 Best tea time snack for rainy season 🙂
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There are several ways of preparing Litti Chokha. The littis’ are traditionally baked over a cow-dung fire (Yeah Right 😛 ), then dipped in ghee and served, You can even deep fry them or bake them in oven.
Ingredients:
For Dough

  • 2 Cup wheat flour
  • 1 Tsp Black caraway seeds/ mangraila
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Luke warm water
  • Salt

For Filling

  • 1 Cup sattu
  • 1 Tsp carom seeds/ ajwain
  • 4-5 Chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 Slice chopped ginger
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp mango pickle oil (Optional)
  • 2-3 Chopped green chilies
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Salt

For Chokha

  • 1 Big roasted brinjal
  • 2 Roasted tomatoes
  • 2 Boiled potatoes
  • 1 Small Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Green chilies (Chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (Chopped)
  • 1 Slice ginger (Chopped)
  • 1 Tsp red chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Salt

Recipe:
Here I have baked them in oven at 375º-400ºF  (180ºC). You can even deep fry them or bake them on tawa.
For Dough
Step 1- Mix black caraway seeds, Salt and oil in wheat flour and mix well
Step 2- Make dough using luke warm water. Using luke warm water will make your dough soft. Cover the dough using wet cloth for 30mins
For Filling
Step 1- Mix carom seeds, chopped garlic cloves, chopped ginger, lemon juice, mango pickle oil (Optional), chopped green chilies and chopped onion in sattu
Step 2- Add salt and mix well
For Shaping Of Litti
Step 1- Make medium size balls from the dough
Step 2-  Now roll each dough like thick poori and stuff the filling and shape it like a round balls
Step 3- Preheat oven at 400ºF and bake for 20mins, flip after 20mins and bake for another 15mins
Step 4- When cooked dip in ghee
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If deep frying, cook on medium flame and remove when golden brown. Or roll like chapati and cook on tawa with or without oil (as you like)
For Chokha
Step 1- Heat oil in a pan and add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies and saute for 30secs
Step 2- Add chopped onion and fry until translucent. Then add roasted mashed tomatoes and fry for 1-2min, then add red chili powder
Step 3- Mash the roasted brinjal and boiled potatoes. Add mashed brinjal and saute for 3-4mins then add mashed potatoes
Step 4- Add salt and chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame
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Serve warm litti with chokha and coriander chutney.
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