Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Litti Chokha

"Litti Chokha" The famous dish among Bihar, M.P. & zarkhand. Litti  looks like Batti (Rajasthani famous bread) but a very small different,   Litti is made up of sattu (which is roasted chickpea flour) stuffed in dough. then it boiled and very lightly fried since the boiling has done most of the cooking. Another method for making Litti Choka  is roasting them in an oven (traditionally clay and more recently metal ones that can be heated on a stove). Chokha is prepared with different vegetables. It can be with mashed potatoes or mashed eggplants and also mashed tomatoes. The three can be combined as well and chokha usually mixed with fried onions and spices.This dish served in dinner, small party, or in holidays My family like this litti with Rajasthani daal batti’s dal .  so let’s check….
Served 12 pieces for 6 person
For Litti:
1.              4 cups wheat flour
2.              4 tablespoon ghee (Clarified butter)
3.              1 cup yogurt
4.              1 teaspoon baking soda
5.              1 teaspoon carom seeds
6.              Salt to taste
7.              1 cup ghee (clarified butter) for serving
For stuffing:
1.              1 1/2 cup Roasted Chick pea flour(sattu ka atta/Dadiya ne daal no powder)
2.              2 tablespoon ginger – chili paste
3.              1 tablespoon cumin- carom seeds
4.              1 tablespoon lemon juice
5.              1 teaspoon mustard oil
6.              1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
7.              1 tablespoon pickle masala (optional)
8.              Salt to taste
For Chokha:
1.      1 tablespoon mustard oil,
2.      2 cups boiled potato cut in small cubes,
3.      1 cup tomato cut in small pieces,
4.      1 tablespoon ginger-chili paste,
5.      1/2 teaspoon red chili powder,
6.      1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped,
7.      Salt to taste

Method For Litti:
1.              Take one large bowl than add ghee, yogurt, baking soda, seeds and salt, mix well.
2.              Add flour and make very soft dough if you needed add water.
3.              Cover this dough and leave 30 minutes.
4.              In one another bowl add all ingredients for stuffing and mix well, put aside.
5.              Preheat the oven 200c before 15 minutes.
6.              Now take the dough and divide 12 to 15 equal balls.
7.              Take one ball and make 2 to 3 inch bigger with your finger than add 1 teaspoon of stuffing in middle of ball cover this ball with hand and again make ball.
8.              Check this ball, stuffing is not over or not come out.
9.              Now take one ball and press with your palm, Litti is ready.
10.          Put in preheated oven about 30 minutes or until golden - dark brown.
11.          In oven after every 10 minutes turn this Litti.
12.          Now take reminded 1 cup warm ghee than add this Litti one by one in this ghee deep very well and take it out in one plate.
13.          In middle cut with frogs this Litti and add 1 teaspoon of ghee.
14.          Serve with Chokha. 
Method for chokha:
1.              In frying pan add oil than add tomato, cook 2 minutes.
2.              Now add ginger –chili paste and chili powder.
3.              Add potato cook 1 minute and turn of flame.
4.              Add coriander leaves than mix well.
5.              Serve this choka with litti.
Here in this recipe i used Aloo (potato) chokha if u like u made with eggplant or with tomato chokha.
My family like this litti with Rajasthani daal battis daal so usually I serve this litti with daal recipe is here
Some time I’m not stuff this litti and bake without stuffing and its turn out very nice..and serve with daal.
Some time changes are good so what ever u like try at your end and give ... feedback
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purabi naha said...

Wow, I love Bihari dishes...This sounds fabulous!! You made them perfectly!

Peggy said...

This looks like a delicious snack =)

Neha said...

looks so yum...

Unknown said...

Yum! I'd want to make mine stuffed with eggplant. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

Puja said...

Perfect recreation of a a very popular regional classic! Reminds me of the winter evenings when we used to make littis on open coal fire..

Manu said...

These look fantastic Daksha! I never had them, but I would love to try them! I love regional snacks! Great job!

Nava K said...

Nice stuffing inside and so created with the pickled masala. I can imagine the lovely fragrant.

createwithmom said...

delicious snacks looks wonderful

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I love round food, and these are so cute!!! I bet they taste good too..... Thank you for sharing and teaching us (me, especially!) about the regional food!

Lilla said...

Delicious bread! Never tasted this, but I would try soon :)

Deeksha said...

Looks perfect and soooo yummmy!

Deepthi Shankar said...

I always wanted an authentic recipe for litti chokha .. thanks for sharing

briarrose said...

So tasty. What a neat dish.

Gina Stanley said...

Daksha, I bet you could stuff these with lots of good things, I bet with sweet potatoes they taste like Thanksgiving.

Unknown said...

These are wonderful patties - Love the stuffing :) First time here - you have a nice blog dear!

Gopika Ram said...

I tried making these once.. but turned a little hard. Let me try once more :D YOurs looks amazing :)

Amy said...

What delicious little pockets of goodness! These sound wonderful with the spiced filling veggies!

Satya said...

traditional food is always evergreen nothing can beat it...I have heard about this dish but never got a chance to try ... litti choka looks delicious ... you have a very good collection of recipes ... glad to follow you

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kankana said...

These would taste so amazing with hot tea . I am going to try these .. saving your recipe. Aren't these like mini kachoris ?

Umm Mymoonah said...

Totally a new kind of recipe to me, looks lovely.

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Tiffany said...

What a lovely dish! Filling and hearty!

Pushpa said...

Perfecty made...

Apple @Polkadotsandchopsticks said...

They look absolutely delicious. Like vegetarain pizza puffs! Except nothing like pizza. lol

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a great recipe, this looks so delicious! :)

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Russell at Chasing Delicious said...

This recipe looks scrumptious! I've never had or tried making anything like this. I am going to have to change that soon!

Anonymous said...

This bread looks interesting and I bit its healthy too! Im sure its delicius as you says its quite popular. Thanks for sharing, cant wait to have a try! :)

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Perfect recreation of a a very popular regional classic! Reminds me of the winter evenings when we used to make littis on open coal fire..

doral real estate said...

These would taste so amazing with hot tea . I am going to try these .. saving your recipe. Aren't these like mini kachoris ?

Sandra said...

I'd love to try these.

notyet100 said...

It's been so long since I had this :) looks yum,..

Nava K said...

Lovely and nice looking cute, must been wonderful in taste.

Mzungu said...

Don't think I've ever had these before. Do look very good.....

kendallseo said...

Your explanation is excellent and delightful dish!
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