Litti Chokha (Traditional Bihari Cuisine)

Litti Chokha (Traditional Bihari Cuisine)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 25

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Litti - 2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp. curd

  • 1/2 tsp. ajwain

  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. oil / ghee

  • Stuffing - 3/4 cup fried chana dal flour

  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped

  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes

  • 1 tbsp. lime juice

  • 1 tbsp. pickle masala

  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves

  • 1/2 tsp. ajwain

  • 1 tsp. kalonji

  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil

  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder

  • 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder

  • Chokha - 1 medium eggplant, roasted, skin discarded & mashed

  • 1 potato, boiled & mashed

  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 green chillies, chopped

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil

  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

  • 2 cups oil

Directions

  • 01

    Litti - In a bowl, mix together all the mentioned ingredients and knead into a stiff dough with required quantity of water. Cover and keep aside.

  • 02

    Stuffing - In a separate bowl, combine together all the mentioned ingredients and keep aside.

  • 03

    Chokha - In a separate bowl, combine all the mentioned ingredients (except oil to deep fry) and keep aside.

  • 04

    Divide the dough into 8-9 equal portions. Roll out each portion with your fingers into a small poori. Make a hollow and put 1 tbsp. of the stuffing in it.

  • 05

    Bring all the edges together and make a round ball. Flatten it slightly. Fill rest of the dough with the stuffing and keep aside.

  • 06

    Heat oil in a pan and gently slide the Litti into it and fry on a medium flame on all sides till golden in colour.

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