Sunday, February 25, 2024

    From Sattu to Chokha: The Symphony of Bihar’s Litti Chokha

    Discover the Irresistible Flavors of Eastern Indian Cuisine on Your Plate


    In the heart of Bihar, a culinary delight awaits – Litti Chokha. Originating from this culturally rich state, Litti Chokha has found its way into the hearts and plates of food enthusiasts across the country. This traditional dish, featuring dough balls filled with spiced sattu, roasted to perfection, and paired with aloo bharta, promises a gastronomic adventure.

    Litti Chokha serves as a delicious reminder of the simplicity and authenticity of Eastern Indian cuisine. Here’s a step-by-step guide to bringing this regional delicacy to your table:


    For Litti Dough:

    • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
    • 2 Tablespoons Oil
    • To Taste Salt
    • ¾ Cup-1 Cup Water

    For Filling:

    • 1.5 Cup Sattu
    • 2 Medium Onions
    • 1 Inch Ginger
    • 8-10 Cloves Garlic
    • 2-3 Green Chillies
    • ¼ Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
    • 1 Teaspoon Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
    • 1 Teaspoon Onion seeds (Kalonji)
    • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
    • To Taste Salt
    • 1.5 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
    • 1 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
    • 1 Tablespoon Mango Powder (Amchoor)

    For Aloo Bharta (Chokha):

    • 4 Potatoes
    • 2 Dried Red Chillies
    • 1 Small Chopped Onion
    • 1 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
    • To Taste Salt


    1. Combine flour, salt, and oil in a bowl. Gradually add water to form a medium-soft dough. Rest the dough for some time.
    2. For the filling, mix finely chopped onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies, and coriander leaves with sattu and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
    3. Take small portions of the dough, hollow the center, fill it with the sattu mix, and roll into balls. Ensure the stuffing is well-contained.
    4. Roast the litti individually over an open flame until charred, or opt for deep-frying, air-frying, or oven baking for a modern twist.
    5. For Aloo Bharta, roast whole chillies in mustard oil, add onions, and sauté until pink. Add boiled and mashed potatoes, season with salt, and cook for a few minutes on medium heat.
    6. Serve the crispy littis with hot chokha. Accompany them with ghee for added softness and richness.
    Neha Raj
    Neha uses his broad range of knowledge to help explain the latest gadgets and if they’re a must-buy or a fad fueled by hype. Though her specialty is writing about everything going on in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality.



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