Litti Chokha | How to make Litti Chokha

By Swathi S Rao  |  7th Nov 2016  |  
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About Litti Chokha Recipe

A very famous Bihari dish which has a healthy filling of roasted gram flour accompanied with two spicy side dishes. It is a complete meal by itself and is commonly eaten with ghee.

Litti Chokha is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Litti Chokha is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Litti Chokha by Swathi S Rao will help you to prepare the perfect Litti Chokha in your kitchen at home. Litti Chokha needs 60 minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Litti Chokha. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Litti Chokha. In case you have any questions on how to make the Litti Chokha you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Swathi S Rao. Litti Chokha will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Litti Chokha

Ingredients to make Litti Chokha

  • Whole wheat flour 1 cup
  • Sattu or Roasted gram flour 1 cup
  • onion 2 large sized
  • garlic 2 tsp
  • ginger 1 tsp
  • Ajwain/ Carom seeds 1 tsp
  • Black cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • mango pickle 4 tbsp
  • lemon 2 tbsp
  • green chillies 5 nos
  • coriander leaves, a handful
  • mustard oil 5 tbsp
  • ghee as required to dip the littis in
  • salt as per taste
  • potato 2 medium sized
  • Brinjal (long ones) 1
  • tomato 2 medium sized

How to make Litti Chokha

  1. In a large bowl, add in the wheat flour, then add salt, few ajwain seeds, black cumin seeds and mix it well.
  2. Add water little by little to form a firm dough (it should be of the consistency of a roti dough). Then keep the dough to rest.
  3. In another bowl, mix in the sattu/ roasted gram flour, ajwain, black cumin seeds, pickle, 2 chopped onion, 1 tsp finely chopped garlic, 1 tsp finely chopped ginger, some chopped coriander, salt and mix it well together. Then add 1 tsp mustard oil and combine it well together.
  4. To prepare the potato chokha, pressure cook the potatoes. Once cooked, let them cool and mash well.
  5. Add in the salt, chopped onion, 1/4 tsp mustard oil, 1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies, some chopped coriander, 1/4 tsp finely chopped garlic. Mix everything well, the chokha is ready.
  6. To prepare the brinjal and tomato chokha, coat oil on the outer layer of the brinjal and tomatoes. On a stove top, roast them till they are done.
  7. Once they cool down, remove the skin of brinjal and tomatoes. Mash it well.
  8. Add in the chopped onion, 1/4 tsp mustard oil, 1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies, some chopped coriander, 1/4 tsp finely chopped garlic, salt to taste and mix it well.
  9. Divide the lifting dough into smaller portions like we do similarly for rotis. Take one portion and form a bowl using both hands.
  10. Stuff in the sattu mixture (ensure you have enough filling so that the litti doesn't taste bland).
  11. Once all the littis are filled, place them on a microwave stand, then place this in the microwave oven. Turn the grill mode on in the microwave and grill for 10 minutes.
  12. After 10 minutes, turn the littis to the other side and grill for another 10 minutes. Once the littis turn golden in colour, take them out of the oven.
  13. Dip the littis in ghee and serve them hot with the chokha.

My Tip:

Ghee gives the litti a special flavour without which the littis may taste dry.

Reviews for Litti Chokha (2)

Soma Duttaa year ago


Aparna Gupta3 years ago

Sounds very great will try it soon n will let u know how it tastes

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