Monday, 24 August 2015

Litti Chokha

Bihar means ‘abode’ in Sanskrit. Litti Chokha the famous dish among Bihar and Jharkhand. Litti Looks like Bati (Rajasthani Bread) but a very small different. Litti is made up of roasted chickpea flour stuffed in dough. Chokha is prepared with different vegetables. It can be mashed potatoes or mashed eggplants and also mashed tomatoes. The three can be combined as well and chokha usually mixed with onions and spices. The dish is served in lunch or dinner. Litti Chokha is a very heavy dish .In Bihar Litti is also served with Tangy roasted tomato chutney along with Chokha. I learned this recipe from my mother in law. She was born and brought up in Bihar.

Ingredients   : 

For the Litti Dough

1. Atta -250 gm 
2. Besan (Gram Flour)- 100gm 
3. Ajwain -5 gm 
4. Salt –(According to taste)
5. Water 

For the Litti Filling 

1. Sattu (Roasted Gram Flour ) -250 gm 
2. Garlic -1Clove (Finally Chopped)
3. Ginger -50 gm (Finally Chopped)
4. Green Chillies -5 Piece (Finally Chopped)
5. Coriander leaves -1/2 a bunch 
6. Ajwain (Thyme) -1/2 tsp 
7. Mango or red chilli Pickle -1tsp or as per your taste 

For the Chokha

1. Brinjal -1 no (Whole)
2. Tomato- 2 nos (Whole)
3. Potato- 2 Pieces (Whole )
4. Amchur Powder -1/2 tsp 
5. Salt – (according to your taste )
6. Mustard  Oil – 1 tsp 
7. Onion -1 piece (Finally Chopped)
8. Green Chillies– 2 nos (Finally Chopped )

Method :

How to make Litti 

1. Mix atta and besan thoroughly. Add ajwain, salt and water .Knead into a soft dough and keep aside .
2. Mix sattu with onion ,garlic, lemon juice, Coriander leaves, green chillies and salt .
3. Divide dough into medium size loyias. Put a little sattu mixture inside and make a round balls .
4. Bake these balls /Litti in Tandoor or Oven .

How to make Chokha 

1. Bake Brinjal, Tomato and Potato. Peel mash and mix together .
2. Add  green chilli ,onion, salt, amchur powder and mustard oil 
3. Mix thoroughly to make chokha 
Serve with hot Litti and Desi Ghee .

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