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Litti Chokha(Step By Step Recipe With Pics )
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
Litti Chokha is a traditional snack food found in India's Bihar state. Litti is basically consists of wheat and sattu (powdered roasted blackgrams ) formed into balls with spices, and then dipped in ghee (clarified butter).
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Bihari, Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
For outer part of litti or bati
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 2 tbsp of ghee
  • 3/4 tsp salt
For Filling
  • 1 cup roasted gram bhune chane or sattu(if its available )
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic grated
  • 1 medium size onion finely chopped
  • 1 " Ginger grated
  • 2 -3 Green chilies finely chopped
  • ½ cup coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp kalonji onion seeds
  • 1 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 stuffed red chilli pickle if not available you can use any pickle
  • Salt to taste
For chokha
  • 2 medium-sized boiled potatoes
  • 1 big rounded brinjal baingan
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 4-5 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2-4 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 ” peice of ginger grated
  • 2 medium-sized onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander dhania
  • 2 tsp mustard oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Sieve the flour in big bowl and add salt, carom seeds and oil.
  2. Knead the dough properly with water.
  3. Dough should be soft .
  4. Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside.Dough is ready.
  5. Now grind rosted gram to powder along black pepper (if sattu is not available ).
  6. Take out mixture in a mixing bowl, add in all the spices and grated ginger, green chillies, coriander, lemon juice, and mix well.
  7. If it seems too dry, add a tsp of oil and few drops of water to it.
  8. The texture should be crumbly, Keep aside.
  9. Now take medium-sized dough. Make pedas from each one.
  10. Simply roll it like a small chapati, but don't apply any extra flour to it.
  11. Place 2 tsp filling on it, pinch it from all sides so that filling gets cover from all sides as shown in picture.
  12. Pinch the extra dough from top,shape it round like a ball.
  13. Litti is ready for baking.
  14. Now make 10-12 balls. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
  15. Place all the balls on a baking dish and bake them for 30-40 minutes.
  16. Flip the side half way through, you may have to do it 2-3 times in between to get the even cooking done.
  17. Boil the potatoes remove the skin and keep aside.
  18. Roast brinjal and tomatoes in the oven or on the gas stove on medium flame from both the sides untill it becomes soft.
  19. Peel of the burnt skin of the brinjal.
  20. Mash boiled potatoes, brinjal along with garlic and tomatoes together.
  21. Add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, grated ginger salt, green chillies and mustard oil.
  22. Mix all the ingredients with hands properly.
  23. Chokha is ready.
  24. Put Chokha in a bowl, dip hot Litti in melted Ghee and serve with green coriander chutney.
  25. Litti can also be broken through the centre and then ghee can be poured on top, this way it reaches the stuffing too.
  26. "The aroma, the flavors are divine enough to captivate all your senses."
Recipe Notes

Tips -
Add 1 tbsp of yoghurt while kneading the dough for litti it will turn out in a soft dough.
Litti Chokha is best served hot with a bowl of melted pure desi ghee.