Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) | How to make Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash)

By Taruna Deepak  |  26th Apr 2016  |  
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Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash)by Taruna Deepak
  • Prep Time

    35

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    6

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About Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash)

Litti Chokha, a rustic and delicious dish, popular in Bihar and Jharkhand. Whole wheat flour balls are stuffed with a tangy chick pea flour stuffing called sattu. The balls or littis are then baked and served with alu chokha and baingan chokha i.e. a rustic potato mash & eggplant mash. A generous drizzle of desi ghee all over and inside baked littis and your day is made!

Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Taruna Deepak is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) is 35 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) is perfect to serve 6 people. Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash). So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) by commenting on this page below!

Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash)

Ingredients to make Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash)

  • For Litti:
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 and 1/2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 cup water, approximately
  • For Litti Filling:
  • 1 cup sattu
  • 1/2 tsp Kalonji (Nigella Seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 large green chilli (adjust according to heat)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sour Mango Pickle Masala
  • 1 and 1/2- 2 tbsp Stuffed Red Chili pickle Masala
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Mustard Oil
  • For Alu Chokha (Potato Mash):
  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes (boiled)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Onion
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 green chilli (mine was hot and one was sufficient)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard oil
  • For baingan chokha (Eggplant Mash):
  • 1 Eggplant (Baingan/ Aubergine), roasted and peeled
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Onion
  • 1 Green Chilli (mine was hot and one was sufficient)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice (adjust the sour notes)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Oil

How to make Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash)

  1. To prepare the litti:
  2. Mix together the flour, ajwain, salt and ghee. Using your fingers ensure that the ghee is well assimilated in the flour. Bring together the flour using water as required.
  3. Once the flour comes together, knead the dough for 2-3 minutes and keep it aside, covered, to rest for at least half an hour. The dough should be soft. (While the dough rests, prepare the filling for the littis and also make the chokha)
  4. For the filling, mix all the ingredients together using your hands (those who find hard to handle chili,should use gloves) ensuring that they are well assimilated and there are no lumps. Check for the taste.
  5. Divide the dough into 14 or 15 equal parts. Roll each part into a ball and flatten using your hands or a rolling pin into roughly three and half inch diameter.
  6. Take the rolled out dough into your palm. Scoop your palm and spoon in 1 tbsp of the prepared stuffing in the centre of the rolled dough.
  7. Press in the stuffing gently and bring the edges of the rolled dough together and pinch it over the top. Twist and remove any extra dough.
  8. Keep aside on a greased baking sheet. Use all the balls this way and bake the littis in a preheated oven at 170 degrees celsius.
  9. Turn the littis mid-way to ensure that the littis get cooked evenly all around. The littis take approximately 20 minutes to get done.
  10. For the Alu Chokha (Potato Mash):
  11. Mash the potatoes with the back of a fork or a masher. The potatoes do not need to be mashed smooth. Add all the ingredients and mix well.
  12. For the Baingan Chokha (Eggplant Mash):
  13. Mash the eggplant and add all ingredients and mix well.

My Tip:

Too much baking will lead to very crisp and hard littis. Adjust the baking time according to your oven. Keep aside both the chokha for the flavors to assimilate well while you bake the littis.

Reviews for Litti Chokha (Chick pea Flour stuffed Balls w/ Potato Mash & Eggplant Mash) (7)

Rewa Chadhaa year ago

can any other vegetable be used instead of eggplant for making chokha besides potato ? My daughter is allergic to eggplant so wanted to know ?
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kiran guptaa year ago

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Jaya Chaturvedia year ago

Can we make these littis in a microwave cause they feel yum.
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Bitty Achlaa year ago

I had eaten this dish in lucknow. They served sweet sour red chili with it. Do you know how to make that ?
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Megha Sharmaa year ago

in place of sattu can be use besan
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Shilpa lad2 years ago

Looks so amazzing! really nice and authentic dish
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Vaishali Tandon2 years ago

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