Litti Chokha – Bihari Delight

Litti chokha is 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. In appearance and texture, they are very similar to popular Rajasthani dal baati recipe.

Litti Chokha – Bihari Delight

Litti Chokha – Bihari Delight

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Snacks, BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • For Litti

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 2 tbsp Ghee

  • 1/8 tsp Cooking Soda

  • For the filling

  • 1 cup Sattu

  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil

  • 1 tsp Ginger Grated

  • 1 tsp Green Chilli Finely Chopped

  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Finely Chopped

  • 2 tbsp Pickle Masala

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

  • For Baingan Ka Chokha

  • 1 Brinjal Large

  • 2 Tomato Medium

  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped

  • 2 tsp Green Chilli Chopped

  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped

  • Salt to taste

  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


  • For Litti
  • Add whole wheat flour, salt, ghee and cooking soda in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add water and knead to make a medium soft dough.
  • Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • For the Filling
  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add some more oil if the filling is too dry.
  • You should be able to bind the filling in your fist.
  • Assembling the Litti
  • Take out a large lemon sized dough and make it into a ball.
  • Roll the dough ball to make a 4-5-inch circle.
  • Keep 2 tbsp of filling in the centre of the dough and bring the ends together.
  • Nicely seal the ends.
  • Make all the lit in the same manner.
  • Keep the Litti covered with a cloth.
  • Pre heat an oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden browned from the top.
  • Flip the Litti upside down and bake for another 10-12 minutes.
  • They should be evenly golden browned from all the sides.
  • Hold the Litti with a tong and roast them over direct flame so that brown spots appears all over them.
  • Dip the Litti in ghee and serve with Chokha.
  • For Baingan ka Chokha
  • Roast the baingan and tomatoes over direct flame until nicely charred.
  • Remove them on a plate and let cool.
  • Remove the skin of the eggplant and tomato and mash them nicely.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients mentioned under Baingan Ka Chokha and mix well.
  • Serve hot with Litti.

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