Litti, sometimes, along with chokha, is a complete meal that originated from the Bhojpuri region of the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with gram flour, pulses and mixed with herbs and spices. It is baked over coal or wood and tossed with large amounts of ghee. Although very often confused with the closely related Rajasthani dish, baati, it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation. It may be eaten with curd, brinjal chokha, potato chokha, and papad. The litti are traditionally baked over a wood fire, but in the modern days, a new fried version has been developed.
Herbs and spices used to flavour the litti include onion, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, lime juice, carom seeds, nigella seeds and salt. Tasty pickles can also be used to add spice flavour. In western Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh litti is served with murgh korma (a creamy chicken curry) or chokha (a vegetable preparation of roasted and mashed eggplant, tomato, and potato).
LETS GET COOKING:
Course : Lunch
Cuisine : Indian
Prep time : 10 minutes
Process time : 25 minutes
Total time : 35 minutes
Wheat flour- 1 cup
Sathu powder - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1
Lemon juice - 3 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Green chili chopped - 1 tsp
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Pickle masala - 1 tsp
Ajwain - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
In a bowl add wheat flour and salt and mix well, add water and mix to form a soft dough, cover and keep aside
In other bowl add sathu powder, chopped onion, cumin powder, pickle masala, ajwain and salt
Then add lemon juice, chopped ginger and green chili, chopped coriander and ghee, give a good mix. The sathu filling is ready
Now take a small size wheat dough, roll well and make cup shape, then fill the sathu filling into it and cover the edges and roll like a ball.
Now in a hot pan, apply ghee then keep all the stuffed balls into it, cover and cook for 1/2 hour
Once cooked, dip them in ghee and serve
SUBSCRIBE to my blog page for updates on new recipes. little h kitchen is in Youtube, click the button below for more videos.
follow us in facebook and instagram link is given below.
Leave your comments, so that we can be in touch and talk more about each recipe.