Litti Chokha is the staple food from the state of Bihar in India. It consists of a wheat covering filled with sattu and spices. It can be fried or slow roasted on coals. It is served with chokha, which is made from roasted eggplant or boiled potato.
|Preparation Time: 10 minutes||Cooking Time: 1 hour|
|Servings: 14 pieces||Difficulty: Medium|
Ingredients for Chokha
|Fresh Tomatoes||6 medium|
|Red Onions||1 medium|
|Boiled Potatoes (aloo)||2|
|Roasted Baingan (Eggplant)||1|
|Fresh coriander leaves||1/4 cup|
|Fresh lime Juice||1 tbsp|
Ingredients for Litti Cover
|Wheat Flour||2 cups|
|Dahi (yogurt or curd)||4 tbsp|
|Baking Powder||1 tsp|
|Ajwain (carom seeds)||1 tsp|
Ingredients for Litti Filling
|Chana Sattu||1/2 cup|
|Kala Namak||1/2 tsp|
|Red Onion||1/4 cup chopped|
|Fresh Coriander Leaves||1/8 cup chopped|
|Vegetable Oil||1/2 tbsp|
|Ajwain (carom seeds)||1/2 tsp|
|Grated Ginger||1 tsp|
|Achar Powder||1 tsp|
|Lime Juice||1 tsp|
|Masala from a sour achar||1 tsp|
- Mix wheat flour, ghee, baking powder, ajwain, salt and knead a hard dough. Keep aside.
- Mix all the ingredients of the filling. The filling should be of bread crumb consistency. Keep aside.
- Boil tomatoes in a little water till the time the skin cracks.
- Peel the tomatoes and crush them.
- Roast the eggplant and peel it. Chop it coarsely.
- Add chopped onions, grated ginger, chopped chillies, carom seeds, achar masala, chopped coriander leaves, and salt to tomatoes.
- Peel and grate potatoes coarsely. Add eggplant and potatoes to the tomatoes.
- Squeeze a lemon on the vegetables.
- Mix everything properly. Chokha is ready.
- Make 14 balls out of the dough.
- Convert the ball into disc and fill it with a tbsp of filling.
- Close the ball and flatten it. Make sure that filling is covered from all sides and there are no holes in the ball. Repeat with other balls.
- Heat oil in a wok. Once it’s hot, fry the flattened balls in the oil on medium heat, few at a time.
- Fry till they are brown. Drain them on paper towel. Litti is ready
- Serve Litti Chokha, while still warm.
- Another variation is to roll the ball like thick roti and cook it like a parantha.
- If you are not used to mustard oil cooking, add no mustard oil in the Chokha because it can be really strong.
- You can even add some oil in the dough. That will make Litti a little more flaky.
- You can bake these littis at 400 degrees F till they are golden brown.