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How To Make Litti Chokha

May 08, 2018







Litti, along with Chokha, is a complete meal originated from the Indian state Bihar. It can be served for brunch, breakfast or even an evening snack with a good dip.


    1 brinjal
    3 cloves chopped garlic
    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 medium chopped tomato
    1 chopped green chili
    1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves
    For Filling
    1. 1/2 cup sattu (black gram flour)
    2. 1 tsp salt
    3. 1/2 tsp Kalonji (nigella seeds)
    4. 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
    5. 1 chopped green chili
    6. 1 tsp mustard oil
    7. ½ lemon juice
    8. 1/2 tsp Ajwain
    9. Handful chopped coriander leaves
    10. 1 teaspoon pickle masala (or aam ka aachar packet)
    For Dough
    1. 1 cup whole wheat
    2. 1 pinch salt
    3. 1 tablespoon mustard oil
    4. water as required
    1/2 chopped onion


Preheat your oven to 180 C.
To prepare the dough, mix all the ingredients and knead a soft dough.
Use water as per your requirement.
For the filling: In a bowl, mix sattu, pickle masala, mustard oil, lemon juice, kalonji, ginger, coriander leaves, green chilies and salt together.
Now divide the dough and fill it with a spoonful of the filling.
Close the dough by the edges and roll it into balls/litties.
Arrange the litties over greased baking sheet and place in oven, for 10-12 minutes, turn them over and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Bake them until golden brown.
For the Chokha: Wash the brinjals and slit them in the different place.
Place garlic in the slits and roast them nicely on an open flame or in the oven.
Roast the tomatoes as well.
Once done, peel and mash them together in a bowl.
Mix them together with other ingredients.
Dip the litti balls in melted ghee and serve with the chokha, onion and chilli pickle.

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