Litti Chokha Recipe
Litti Chokha is a traditional dish eaten mainly in Bihar and Jharkhad. It can be had for lunch, dinner or you can make it on your holidays and you will surely love it. Litti is similar to Bati in appearance but there is a little difference. The Pitthi(stuffing) to be filled in it is made with Sattu and Litti is eaten with brinjal bharta or mashed potato. We can also prepare Mixed Veg Chokha. So let us start the preparation for Litti Choka.
Ingredients for Litti
To make dough :
- Wheat flour - 400 grams (2 cup)
- Ajwain(carom seeds) - 1/2 tsp
- Ghee - 2 tbsp
- Curd - 3/4 cup
- Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - 3/4 tsp
Ingredients for stuffing(Pitthi)
- Sattu - 200 grams (1 cup)
- Ginger - 1 inch long piece
- Green chilly - 2 to 4
- Green coriander(dhaniya) - 1/2 cup(finely chopped)
- Jeera(cumin seeds) - 1 tsp
- Ajwain(carom seeds) - 1 tsp
- Mustard oil - 1tsp
- Pickle spices - 1 tbsp
- Lemon - juice of 1 lemon (if you prefer)
- Salt - add to taste ( 1/2 tsp)
- Ingredients for Chokha
- Brinjal(big) - 400 grams (1 or 2)
- Tomatoes - 250 grams ( 4 medium sized)
- Green chillies - 2 to 4 (finely chopped)
- Ginger - 1 1/2 inch long piece ( finely chopped)
- Green coriander - 2 tbsp ( finely chopped)
- Salt - add to taste (1 tsp)
- Mustard oil - 1 to 2 tsp
-How to make Litti Chokha
Prepare dough for Litti
Filter the flour and keep it in a utensil, put Ghee, baking soda, Ajwain and salt in flour then mix well. Beat curd and put it in flour as well. Knead a soft dough using warm water. Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes. Dough required to make Litti is ready.
How to make Stuffing for Litti
Wash, peel and finely chop ginger(you can also grate it). Break the stems of the green chillies, wash then finely chop them. Clean green coriander, wash then finely chop the leaves. Take out Sattu in a utensil put chopped ginger, green chillies, coriander, lemon juice, salt, Jeera, Ajwain, mustard oil and pickle spices in it. Mix all the ingredients properly, if the Pitthi seems dry then add 1-2 spoons of water to it, Sattu Pitthi is ready.
How to make Litti
Break off medium sized pieces from the dough. With the help of your fingers expand the pieces 2-3 inches in diameter. Place 1- 1 1/2 tsp Pitthi on it, wrap up the dough piece and close from all sides. Press this stuffed pieces to flatten it a bit, Litti is ready for frying.
Heat the Tandoor(furnace), place the stuffed pieces of dough in the Tandoor and cook it by turning sides regularly till they turn brown (traditionally Litti is cooked on a Upla).
How to make Chokha for Litti
Wash brinjals and tomatoes then fry them. Allow them to cool, peel the skins, keep them in a bowl and mash with a spoon. Put the chopped spices, salt, oil and mix properly. Brinjal Chokha is ready.
If you prefe garlic and onion then peel 5-6 cloves of garlic then finely chop them. Peel 1 onion, chop it finely and mix these with brinjal.
Aloo ka Chokha
Peel 4-5 boiled potatoes break them into small pieces, add chopped ginger, green chillies, green coriander, red chilly powder and salt to it then mix well. Aloo ka Chokha is ready.
Put Chokha in a bowl, dip hot Litti in melted Ghee, Litti can also be broken at the centre and then dipped. Serve with Chokha, green coriander chutney and eat..
- Serves - 4
- Cooking time - 1 hour, 30 minutes