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Litti-Chokha

Litti-Chokha is one of the most popular dish of Bihari Cuisine. ‘Litti’ is dumpling with the sattu mixture stuffed in dough, baked till perfection and then dipped in ghee. Served piping hot with ‘Chokha’ which is mostly Baigan Chokha and Aloo Chokha as well. Litti-Chokha are two dishes but almost inseparable. If you want a perfect authentic chokha that goes with litti, try this- Baigan Chokha.

Litti-Chokha

Traditionally Litti is baked over charcoal grill but it can also be baked in our very own OTG. If you don’t have that, your gas stove would also do, provided you have grill to keep littis on top. If that is also ruled out, it can be flattened and fried as well. Those are also quite in demand! You just have to reduce the quantity of ghee in dough and deep-fry. But, trust me these are just too irresistible.

I wanted to share this recipe much before but I wanted to share the process of making Sattu prior to this recipe. Sattu is highly nutritious super food which is commonly used in Bihari Cuisine in dishes like Sattu Paratha, Litti, Sattu Ghol or you could also make sweet dumplings out of this.

I make the fried ones more often, I have made on stovetop for the grill effect but couple of days back, I made it in the oven. And, I’m in love with these all over again. It’s much more healthier, all you add is ghee in the dough and dip it in the ghee when done. Deep-fried Litti isn’t dipped in ghee. Sharing with you easy, tried and tested method to make aromatic yet earthy litti.

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Litti-Chokha Recipe| How to make Litti-Chokha

Ingredients

For the litti dough
Whole Wheat Flour- 2 cups
Ghee- 1tblspn
Salt- to taste
Water- as required

For the stuffing
Sattu- 1 cup
Onion- 1 (medium, finely chopped)
Garlic- 4-5 cloves (chopped)
Ginger- 1 inch (chopped)
Green Chilies- 2-3 (chopped)
Carrom Seeds- 1/2tspn
Nigella Seeds- 1/2tspn
Mustard Oil- 1tspn
Lemon Juice- 1tspn
Salt- to taste
Pickle Masala/oil- 1tspn
Water- as required

Method

  1. In a bowl, take whole wheat flour and add salt & ghee and mix thoroughly until it looks crumbly.
  2. Then add water, little by little to knead a firm dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep it aside.
  3. Mix all the ingredients under the stuffing, add water little by little until it becomes crumbly but not sticky and keep it ready.
  4. Take a small dough, the size that would fit in your fist. Roll out a little and fill it with the stuffing and seal it.
  5. You can choose to keep it round or flatten it, I like it round.
  6. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Bake for 40 minutes, 20 on each side until it gets the grill effect.
  7. Once done, dip it in ghee and serve hot with Chokha.

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