litti chokha recipe | how to make bihari litti chokha | baati chokha

litti chokha recipe | how to make bihari litti chokha | baati chokha with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional complete meal from the state of bihar made with wheat flour and tomato curry. it is a healthy round shaped meal made in a traditional oven and served with loads ghee and choice of chokka curry. the appearance and texture are very similar to the popular rajasthani dal baati recipe.
litti chokha recipelitti chokha recipe | how to make bihari litti chokha | baati chokha with step by step photo and video recipe. traditional recipes are always healthy and tasty with full of flavours. each state in india has its own variations and unique traditional recipes with native ingredients matching its taste buds. one such hugely known recipe is litti chokha from the central part or from the state of bihar.

i have always been a huge fan of traditional recipes and i have huge respect for it. my first encounter with litti chokha recipe was during my college days and it was sold as street food in my hometown. it was common across all north indian street vendors, but i had never tried as i was always busy with sev puri, dahi puri and pani puri. but after i moved to australia, i had this as a meal with one of our family friend and since then it has become my personal favourite. having said that, i personally feel, it is a cumbersome process if you are not familiar with the recipe. but certainly a healthy and filling food for your lunch and dinner.

how to make bihari litti chokha

furthermore, i would like to add some easy tips and suggestions for ideal litti chokha recipe. firstly, i have baked these litti in appe pan which makes it easy to bake with. but you can use a cooker or charcoal based barbecue grill or even a traditional oven. secondly, in this post, i have shared the tomato-based chokka and it is a perfect combo for this recipe. but you can make aloo chokka or even eggplant / baingan chokka too. finally, do not be overwhelmed with the amount of ghee used as a topping for this recipe. it is a must for this recipe which easily gels with the dry litti and spicy chokka recipe.

finally, i request you to check my other lunch recipes collection with this post of litti chokha recipe. it includes recipes like besan dhokla, malabar parotta, bisi bele bath, masale bhat, puliyodharai, idiyappam and veg tehri rice recipe. in addition, do visit my other related recipes collection like,

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litti chokha recipe

litti chokha recipe | how to make bihari litti chokha | baati chokha

4 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 7 litti
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: Main
Cuisine: bihari
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easy litti chokha recipe | how to make bihari litti chokha | baati chokha

Ingredients

for dough:

  • cup wheat flour / atta
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • water for kneading

for stuffing:

  • 1 cup sattu / roasted gram flour
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp kalonji / onion seeds / nigella seeds
  • ¼ tsp  ajwain / carom seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil

for tomato chokha:

  • 3 tomato
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  • pinch a small ball sized dough. press the edges and form a cup.
  • further place a ball sized sattu stuffing in the centre.
  • start pleating the dough, making sure the stuffing is secured well.
  • pinch off excess dough and roll well.
  • place the rolled litti in appe pan heated with oil. or preheat and bake in oven at 180 degree celcius for 45 minutes flipping in between.
  • cover and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • flip over and cook both sides. cook for approx 30 minutes in total
  • continue to cook until the litti turns golden brown from all the sides and cooked from inside.
  • finally, litti is ready to serve with chokha and ghee.

how to make litti chokha with step by step photo:

litti dough preparation:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1½ cup wheat flour, ¼ tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp ajwain, ½ tsp salt and 2 tbsp ghee.
    litti chokha recipe
  2. crumble and mix well making sure the ghee is combined well.
    litti chokha recipe
  3. now add water as required and knead the dough.
    litti chokha recipe
  4. knead to a smooth and soft dough.
    litti chokha recipe
  5. grease the dough with ½ tsp oil, cover and rest for 20 minutes.
    litti chokha recipe

litti stuffing preparation:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup sattu flour. you can alternatively take roasted gram flour.
    litti chokha recipe
  2. also add 2 tbsp coriander, 1 chilli, ½ tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp kalonji, ¼ tsp ajwain, ¼ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice.
    litti chokha recipe
  3. combine well adding 2 tbsp mustard oil.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  4. the sattu stuffing mixture needs to be moist and not dry or too wet.
    how to make bihari litti chokha

stuffing litti method:

  1. firstly, after the dough has rested for 20 minutes, knead slightly.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  2. pinch a small ball sized dough.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  3. press the edges and form a cup.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  4. further place a ball sized sattu stuffing in the centre.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  5. start pleating the dough, making sure the stuffing is secured well.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  6. pinch off excess dough and roll well.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  7. place the rolled litti in appe pan heated with oil. or preheat and bake in oven at 180 degree celcius for 45 minutes flipping in between.
    baati chokha
  8. cover and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
    baati chokha
  9. flip over and cook both sides. cook for approx 30 minutes in total.
    baati chokha
  10. continue to cook until the litti turns golden brown from all the sides and cooked from inside.
    baati chokha
  11. finally, litti is ready to serve with chokha and ghee.
    how to make bihari litti chokha

tomato chokha recipe:

  1. firstly, brush 3 tomatoes with oil.
    baati chokha
  2. roast on medium flame keeping directly on flame or over mesh.
    baati chokha
  3. flip in between until the skin of tomatoes turn black from all sides.
    litti chokha recipe
  4. allow to cool completely and peel off the skin of tomatoes.
    litti chokha recipe
  5. now mash the roasted tomatoes well.
    litti chokha recipe
  6. further add 1 chilli, 2 clove garlic, 1 inch ginger, 2 tbsp onion, 2 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp mustard oil and ¼ tsp salt.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  7. mix well and also adjust the salt as required.
    how to make bihari litti chokha
  8. finally, tomato chokha is ready to be served with litti.
    how to make bihari litti chokha

notes:

  • firstly, litti need to be cooked very well, else the dough will remain raw from inside.
  • also, break the litti, dip it in ghee for a more traditional way of serving.
  • additionally, stuff the sattu stuffing generously, as they make litti more delicious.
  • finally, litti chokha recipe tastes great when served with tamatr chokha, aloo chokha or baingan chokha recipe.
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