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Litti Chokha By Chef Ajay Chopra

Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha is a traditional dish from the Indian state of Bihar. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for this rustic dish.
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Serves

3

Cooking Time

10-20 Min

Meal Type

snacks

Preparation Time

10-20 Min

Difficulty

MEDIUM

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INGREDIENTS

  • For Chokha

    • 1 eggplant (big)

    • 1 garlic (full)

    • 1 onion (big)

    • 1 tbsp mustard oil

    • 3 green chillies, chopped

    • a handful of chopped coriander leaves

    • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder

    • 1 boiled potato

    • ½ cup raw chopped onions

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • 1/2 lemon juice

  • For stuffing

    • 1 cup sattu flour/ roasted chana dal powder

    • 1 chopped onion

    • 4-5 chopped green chilli

    • chopped coriander

    • salt to taste

    • 7-8 chopped garlic cloves

    • 1 tbsp lemon juice

    • 1 tbsp ground red chilli powder

    • 1 tbsp pickle masala (oil)

    • salt to taste

  • For chutney

    • 2 roasted tomatoes (big)

    • few roasted garlic cloves

    • 1 tbsp chopped green chillies

    • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

    • salt to taste

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • 2 tbsp tamarind juice

    • 2 tbsp chopped raw onions

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Take a bowl. Add sattu flour (roasted chana dal), onions, green chillies, garlic, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, lemon juice, salt, and pickle oil and mix well.
  2. 2

    Take a bowl, put wheat flour, salt and ghee and water and make a nice tight dough. To make litti, place the stuffing into the centre of the dough. Seal it well.
  3. 3

    Place them on coal to cook.
  4. 4

    To prepare chokha, first roast the eggplant, tomatoes, onion, garlic on a grilling tray.
  5. 5

    Keep it on till its texture is changed to blackish in colour and becomes soft. When soft, insert some garlic cloves into the eggplant and place it back.
  6. 6

    Next, take a bowl, put the roasted and chopped, eggplant, onions, few garlic cloves, coriander leaves, green chillies, mustard oil, mashed potato, raw chopped onions, cumin, red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt and mix everything together.
  7. 7

    Your chokha is ready.
  8. 8

    For Chutney, take a bowl and put all the ingredients.
  9. 9

    Mix and mash everything together with the help of a mixer. Serve the Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha is a traditional dish from Bihar. Traditionally, it was cooked on cow dung cakes which added the rustic flavour to this dish. Litti refers to whole wheat dough balls, where the stuffing is a spiced mix of roasted gram flour or sattu. Chokha can be made with roasted eggplant (baingan), boiled or roasted potatoes (aloo) and roasted tomatoes (tamatar). Both the litti and chokha are roasted or baked which makes this dish very healthy.

Litti Chokha represents the earthiness of Bihar. This rustic and delicious combo of Litti Chokha is a complete meal in itself.

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