Litti Chokha | How to make Litti Chokha

By Abhishek Sharma  |  6th Aug 2017  |  
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About Litti Chokha Recipe

Traditional Bihari dish.... perfect for breakfast or brunch...healthy due to wheat flour and baked.. superb.... Recipe CC:- Bishakha Kumari Saxena di

Litti Chokha is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Litti Chokha by Abhishek Sharma has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Litti Chokha at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Litti Chokha takes 35 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Litti Chokha is a good option for you. The flavour of Litti Chokha is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Litti Chokha on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Litti Chokha recipe on the page below.

Litti Chokha

Ingredients to make Litti Chokha

  • For Outer Part of Litti:-
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp pure ghee
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • For filling:-
  • 1 bowl sattu/ roasted gram flour
  • 4-5 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1" ginger grated
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped
  • coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds/kalonji
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp any pickle masala(optional)
  • salt to taste
  • For Chokha:-
  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 1 big brinjal/aubergine
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped
  • 1" ginger grated
  • 2 onions chopped
  • coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp mustard Oil
  • salt to taste

How to make Litti Chokha

  1. Sieve the flour in big bowl and add salt, carom seeds and oil.
  2. Knead the dough properly with water.Dough should be soft .
  3. Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside.Dough is ready.
  4. Take sattu in a mixing bowl, add in all the spices and grated ginger, green chillies, coriander, lemon juice, and mix well.
  5. If it seems too dry, add a tsp of oil and few drops of water to it.
  6. The texture should be crumbly, Keep aside.
  7. Now take medium-sized dough. Make pedas from each. Simply roll it like a small chapati, but don't apply any extra flour to it.
  8. Place 2 tsp filling on it and closed it and shape it round like a ball.
  9. Litti is ready for baking.Now make 10-12 balls.
  10. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.Place all the balls on a baking dish and bake them for 30-40 minutes.
  11. Flip the side half way through, you may have to do it 2-3 times in between to get the even cooking done.
  12. If you don't want to bake also deep fry it.
  13. Boil the potatoes remove the skin and keep aside.
  14. Roast brinjal and tomatoes on the gas stove on medium flame from both the sides untill it becomes soft.
  15. Peel off the burnt skin of the brinjal.Mash boiled potatoes, brinjal along with garlic and tomatoes together.
  16. Add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, grated ginger, salt, green chillies and mustard oil.
  17. Mix all the ingredients with hands properly.Chokha is ready.
  18. Put Chokha in a bowl, dip hot Litti in melted Ghee and serve with green coriander chutney.

My Tip:

Littis can b baked in electric tandoor too..

Litti chokha recipe is counted among the most famous dishes in Bihar. This dish has managed to gain popularity in other parts of the country as well. This outstanding recipe is available in the street stalls as well as fine-dine restaurants. For people who do not know how to prepare litti chokha, here is a little insight. Litti is basically a dough ball containing sattu which is later roasted with the help of pure ghee. On the other hand, chokha is a vegetable mix, which is prepared using several spices, also referred as sabzi. The rustic flavour of litti chokha is enhanced by the addition of pure desi ghee. Apart from being delicious, this dish is also very healthy because of the ingredients used in preparing it.

Food Combinations

When you know how to make litti chokha step by step, you will have to pay attention to the way you serve it. In most cases, people just love having litti and chokha together. Both of them are known to complement each other. You can add yogurt to the dish to make it more luscious. Some may also prefer having litti with baigan bharta or aloo bharta. When you are serving litti chokha, you can definitely improvise by adding papad to the side.

Though, this dish is often confused with the Rajasthani dal bati, they have some significant differences with respect to texture, taste, and preparation.

Origin and History of Litti Chokha

Before litti chokha hit the limelight, it was consumed by farmers and peasants in Bihar. It was an appropriate option for them because of its relatively cheaper price. As it was also known for its cooling effects, it helped farmers to deal with the summer heat. Gradually with time, people started improvising with the flavours.

Experts believe that the origin of Litti goes back to the Magadh Kingdom. It was also a staple food there. It became popular when Rani Lakshmi Bai and Tantia Tope were in power. It was a popular war meal back then. With different rulers coming into the picture, litti also underwent transformation with respect to its pairing. Finally, when it reached Bihar, chokha became its ideal match.

Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Litti Chokha

The ingredients used in making litti chokha possess a lot of health benefits. The nutritional value of litti chokha is tremendous. Using pure desi ghee instead of refined oils has its own benefits. The dish is a great source of vitamins, phytonutrients, folate, manganese, and dietary fibre. It also supplies plenty of antioxidants to the body. Sattu is known for having several health benefits too. It helps in cooling the stomach and aids bowel movement. It is great for the skin as well. Sattu is also very rich in protein which the body requires in plenty.

Special Tips for Making Litti Chokha

There are several quick and easy litti chokha recipes with slight variations in different parts of the country. You can incorporate several types of spices to enhance the flavour of the chokha. Make use of turmeric powder, cumin powder, onions, tomatoes, and chillies to make the dish worth relishing. You can use coriander leaves for garnishing as well. To keep the flavour of the dish intact, only use pure desi ghee.

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Reviews for Litti Chokha (2)

uma Pandit2 years ago

খুব ভালো রেসিপি :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Mini Bhatia2 years ago

will try it today
Abhishek Sharma
2 years ago
sure... thank you

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