Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha is a traditional dish eaten mainly in Bihar and Jharkhad.
Litti is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with Sattu (roasted chickpea flour) mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted over coal or cow dung cakes or wood then it is tossed with lots of ghee .Although very often confused with the closely related Baati, it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation
It is mostly eaten with baingan bharta or aloo bharta called as Chokha and tomato chutney



  1. Smoked Eggplant-1/medium
  2. Boiled Potato -1
  3. Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
  4. Onion-1/chopped
  5. Smoked Tomato-1
  6. Green chilly-2
  7. Chopped cilantro
  8. Oil-1tbspn
  9. Mustard oil -2tsp
  10. Green peas-1/4 cup
  11. Lemon juice as per taste

Recipe for chokha

  1. Put the smoked eggplant in mortar and pestle and crush until smooth and keep aside
  2. Similarly add in smoked tomato +ginger garlicpaste+green chillies and make a smooth paste
  3. Now heat oil in a pan and add in onions until transluscent then add in tomato pasteand cook for 2-3 mins
  4. Add in the eggplant and give a mix for 3-4 mins and then add in boiled potato and green peas.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro and squeeze half a lemon before serving 

Ingredients (Litti)

  1. Wheat flour-1cup
  2. Baking soda-a pinch
  3. Carrom seeds-1tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. 2-3 tsp of desi ghee or vegetable oil

Recipe :

  • Mix all if the ingredients together and knead into a soft dough and keep aside after covering for 10 -15 mins

Ingredients (Litti filling)

  1. Roasted split chickpeas/sattu -3/4cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Green chilly -1
  4. Chopped cilantro
  5. Onion -1/chopped
  6. Mango and chilly picke masala
  7. Desi ghee-1-2tsp 

Recipe for filling:

  •  Mix all ingredients together add a little water1-2 tsp to make a sticky mixture consistency

Litti Chokha:

  • Divide the dough into equal balls and take one at a time and flatten from center to fill in the filling 
  • After filling close all the sides sealing itcompletely and giving a ball shape again
  • Make all littis in the same way and place in a baking tray 
  • Bake at 200C for 30-40 mins while checking after every 10mins and turning the littis to cook from all sides
  • Take out when golden brown and completely cooked.
  • Brush with desi ghee and serve with chokha and tomato chutney 

Author: soniabarton

A Dubai based blogger luv cooking makeup n travelling and a lot of other fun stuff lyk Dubsmashing, exploring gagdets and gaming(playstation)

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