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Litti - Chokha

Contributed by:

Nutan Srivastava "Ranu", Teacher
Patna

Litti - Chokha

Ingredients for Litti

Aata (wheat flour) - 250 gm
Besan (gram flour - made from chana daal) - 100 gm
Sattu (baked gram flour) - 250 gm
Ajwain - 5 gm
Mangaraila - 5 gm
Onion - 2 (finely chopped)
Garlic - 1 (finely chopped)
Dhaniya Patta - 50 gm (chopped)
Lemon - 2
Green Chillies - 4 (finely chopped)
Salt to Taste

Method of Preparation [Litti]

1. Mix aata and besan thoroughly. Add ajwain, mangaraila, salt and water.
2. Knead into a soft dough and keep aside.
3. Mix sattu with onion, garlic, lemon juice, dhaniya patta, green chilli and salt.
4. Divide dough into medium size loyias. Put a little sattu mixture inside and make balls.
5. Bake these balls/littis in tandoor or cow-dung (goytha) fire.
Ingredients for Chokha
Round Baigan (brinjal) - 500 gm
Tomato - 250 gm
Mustard Oil - 1 tbsp
Green Chillies - 4 (finely chopped)
Salt to Taste
Method of Preparation [Chokha]
1. Bake baigan and tomato. Peel, mash and mix together.
2. Add green chilli, garlic, salt and mustard oil.
3. Mix thoroughly to make chokha. Serve with litti.

Notes & Tips

4. Litti - Chokha is generally served with a bowl of melted pure desi ghee.
5. Litti - Chokha is a very popular food of north Bihar.