Litti Chokha - Bihari Special

Litti is a Bihari bread in the form of a dough ball , stuffed with spicy sattu which is roasted gram flour. The Litti is roasted over coal and is a close cousin to Rajasthani Baati .

Litti makes a complete meal when served  with chokha . Chokha is a mash , it could be with eggplants , potatoes or even tomatoes . The mash is made by roasting brinjals or tomatoes over coal , adding spices and a dash of mustard oil . Mustard oil has a sharp and pungent flavour and one has to be careful while using it .

The Bihari Litti looks quite close to the Rajasthani Baati but it is very different in taste and texture . Litti is stuffed with sattu , which is roasted gram flour ,The roasted flour is  seasoned with pickling spices and mustard oil. The Litti is roasted over coal or cow dung , unlike the baati which is baked in a a clay oven . On my visit to Bihar , I saw Litti’s being made on the streets , it is a staple there and people have it for their lunch.

I have baked the Litti as I could not roast it over a coal , the results are not same but very close . Normally the Litti’s are tossed in ghee after roasting but , I just drizzled some ghee over one Litti as we wanted to avoid those extra calories .

I served the Litti with Aloo ka Chokha and Tamatar ka Chokha . Aaloo ka Chokha is a very quick mash provided you have boiled potatoes . I still remember the live demo of the Bihari street vendor who made this mash with Litti in 15 – 20 minutes . Turmeric is optional in this mash but mustard oil is a total must . Tamatar ka Chokha is a Bihari version of salsa . This was one delicious meal which was appreciated by my family and I was a happy that I chose to make Litti for the theme Flatbreads and More.

 Litti Chokha - Bihari Special

Litti Chokha

Litti

Ingredients

1 cup wheat flour
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp baking powder
Salt to taste

Stuffing

1 cup sattu flour
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tbsp pickle masala
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp mangrela ( Bihari masala )
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

Method

Sattu Stuffing
Mix all dry ingredients under stuffing .
Now add oil and lemon juice . Mix again.
Sprinkle a few drops of water so that the stuffing can come together .

Litti
Take the flour in a bowl .
Add salt and baking powder , mix well .
Rub in ghee and adding water bind a stiff but pliable dough.
Pinch out tennis size bowls .
Take a ball and shape it like a bowl .
Fill in a tbsp of the prepared stuffing .
Pull the edges and bring together to seal the ball .
Roll it neatly and make a perfect ball .
Preheat the oven at
Bake till golden .

 Litti Chokha - Bihari Special

http://ribbonstopastas.com/recipe/bihari-tamatar-ka-chokha/

Some more Bihari dishes

Ghugni with Duska  

Paalak ka Saag – Bihari Style

Sattu ke Parathe aur Aaloo ka Jhol

Sattu ke Ladoo

Bihari Thali

 

 

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Litti
Litti is a Bihari bread in the form of a dough ball , stuffed with spicy sattu which is roasted gram flour. The Litti is roasted over coal and is a close cousin to Rajasthani Baati .
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Litti
Stuffing
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Litti
Stuffing
Instructions
Sattu Stuffing
  1. Mix all dry ingredients under stuffing .
  2. Now add oil and lemon juice . Mix again.
  3. Sprinkle a few drops of water so that the stuffing can come together .
Litti
  1. Take the flour in a bowl .
  2. Add salt and baking powder , mix well .
  3. Rub in ghee and adding water bind a stiff but pliable dough.
  4. Pinch out tennis size bowls .
  5. Take a ball and shape it like a bowl .
  6. Fill in a tbsp of the prepared stuffing .
  7. Pull the edges and bring together to seal the ball .
  8. Roll it neatly and make a perfect ball .
  9. Preheat the oven at
  10. Bake till golden .
Recipe Notes

12 thoughts on “Litti Chokha – Bihari Special”

  1. This version of litti looks so good Vaishali. Filled with sattu mix, these must make a quite filling meal along with the choka. The texture is so flaky and if dipped in ghee, these become a heavy treat .

  2. You are tempting me all the more with this litti chokha. I too wanted to make it but was afraid of after my Thekua experience.I had to change last moment as Valli told me that Thekua can’t be considered flatbread. Anyway, for the time being I’m enjoying your litti chokha though virtually, but will make real one very shortly

  3. I love to eat litti chokha though I don’t have the courage yet to try making it. You, as usual, totally rock any dish you choose to make…such a perfect looking litti and that beautiful chokha!! I didn’t know there were different chokha you could make…thought it is only brinjal. Tomato and potato chokha would be fabulous with those baked littis!!!

  4. Litti with stuffing looks absolutely stunning, give me that platter. Hard to resist to that chokha, my god please adopt me. Just want to dip this litti in desi ghee and enjoy with chokha, yumm..Already mouthwatering here.

  5. wow drooling over now on my screen, litti and bati both are our favourite dishes, and when we make I froze them for another weekend to make. Such a mouthwatering platter di, no words, stuffed litti with this tomato chokha surely chokha laage.

  6. Beautiful clicks Vaishali. I simply love litti chokha, made them sometime ago under the guidance of my neighbor who was from Bihar. Its time to make them again and don’t they simply taste so wonderful with the ghee?

  7. I had this in mind too for L, then ended up doing something else as I wanted to save up this dish for future..your whole plate looks so inviting Vaishali. I remember making those Chokhas and know how delicious it must have been.

  8. The Litti looks so well made Vaishali and the whole pic looks very inviting! I would love to make this at home, but easier – I am dropping by your place one of these days!

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