Litti Chokha Recipe – Bihari Style || बिहारी लिट्टी चोखा बनाने के दो तरीके
Litti Chokha is one of the most liked dish of Bihar. Litti looks like Rajsthani Bati. It is stuffed with Chana Sattu mixed with few spices. There are many ways to make it, Fry, Roast, Bake, Boil etc. Main ingredients of Chokha are Brinjal, Potato and Tomato. These are roasted and mixed with few spices. It is a complete meal.
Ingredients – Interesting facts
- It is the state vegetable of New Jersey.
- Its juice is state beverage of Ohio.
- Tomato seedlings have been grown in space.
- The world’s largest tomato tree was grown in the experimental greenhouse at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Tomatoes aren’t always red. They can be yellow, pink, purple, black and even white.
- La Tomatina is an annual festival in Spain, where people throw tomatoes at each other.
- The intense smell and pungent taste of garlic comes from the large quantity of sulphur in it.
- It has a great importance in Ayurveda.
- Garlic is one of the oldest food flavorings used in ancient times.
- Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops.
- National Garlic Day is celebrated on April 19th in USA.
- Ginger is a rhizome (an underground stem) and not a root.
- India is the largest producer of Ginger.
- In India, use of ginger in medicine goes back to ancient times.
- Its generic name is “Zingiber”. It is derived from the Greek word “zingiberis”, which comes from the Sanskrit name of the spice, “singabera”.
- Salt is the most common ingredient in our kitchen.
- It is present in each and every cell of our body.
- Its Latin name is Sal from which the word “salary” is derived. It is believed that in the ancient times, the roman soldiers were paid in salt.
- It is essential for life, but its excess intake poses health risk.
- Lemons are a fruit produced by a lemon tree.
- The name ‘Lemon’ has been derived from the Asian word which means ‘sour fruit’.
- The sour taste of Lemon is because of its citric acid content.
- Lemon juice can be used to make beverages, like cocktails, lemonade and soft drinks.
- In early times, lemons used to be so rare that wealthy people used to present lemons to each other.
- Lemon trees produce lemons throughout the year.
- Because of high level of acidity, Lemon is also used for cleaning stains around the house.
- Lemon Festival is celebrated in France in the month of February.
- The oldest know onion harvest dates back to around 5,000 BC, over 7,000 years ago!
- The sulfuric compounds in onions cause is to cry when we chop them. Chilling it before cutting reduced this effect.
- It was used by Athletes and soldiers in ancient civilizations as a source of power.
- These are some of the oldest vegetables that were used by the first modern civilizations.
- Chillies are natural pain killers.
- National Chili Day is celebrated in U.S. on 4th Thursday in February.
- Birds are immune to hotness of Chillies.
- Hottest part of Chilli are its interior veins, and not its seeds.
Sattu Stuffing Preparation
- Take a bowl.
- Add the below mentioned ingredients:
- 2 cups roasted gram or sattu
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp crushed Garlic
- 1 tsp crushed Ginger
- 1 tsp Green Chilli
- 1 tsp crushed Carom seeds
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Pickle masala
- 2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
- 2 tbsp Mustard oil
- Mix evenly without adding water.
- Add a little water and mix properly.
Sattu stuffing is ready.
- Take a Brinjal (400 gram).
- Slite and check it.
- Take Tomatos (4 nos)
- Apply the Mustard oil over the brinjal and tomatoes.
- Place a grill on gas over direct flame.
- Roast brinjal and tomatoes on low flame.
- Turn and roast until charred. (it takes around 8-10 minutes)
- Take them out.
- Now, in a similar way, roast the below mentioned ingredients:
- 3 nos boiled Potatoes
- 2 nos Green Chili
- 1 whole Garlic
- Peel all these roasted ingredients.
- Crush Garlic and Green Chili together.
- Take a bowl.
- Put brinjal, tomato and potato together in the bowl and mash them.
- Put a Pan on gas.
- Add 2 tbsp Mustard oil and heat it.
- Add 1 tbsp crushed Ginger, crushed garlic and green chili.
- Saute for 30 seconds on low flame.
- Add chopped Onion (1 no.)
- Saute for 2-3min until onion turns light brown.
- Now add the below mentioned ingredients:
- 1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Mix properly and add 2 tbsp water.
- Stir until masala gets dried.
- Add roasted and mashed vegetables.
- Mix properly and saute for 2-3min on low flame.
- Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add 2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves.
- Chokha is now ready for serving.
- Take a large bowl.
- Add 3 cup wheat flour.
- Add Salt (1 tsp), Carom seeds (1 tsp) and Ghee (1 tsp).
- Mix properly.
- Add water and knead the dough (dough should not be very soft).
- Keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.
- Dough is now ready.
- Take a medium sized ball from the dough.
- Hallow it from centre, put the stuffing inside.
- Close it properly so that the stuffing doesn’t come out.
- Stuffed litti is ready.
- Heat cooking oil for deep fry on low flame.
- First check oil temperature by put a small dough ball.
- When dough ball comes up, then oil is ready for frying.
- Put stuffed litties in oil for frying on low flame.
- After 4-5min turn litties and fry.
- Fry till golden brown colour.
- Turn and fry both sides.
- Fried litti is ready.
- Roast litti on grillrack on low flame.
- Turn and roast all sides evenly.
- When litti is cooked, coat them with ghee.
- Grilled and roasted litti is ready.
Fried and Roasted Litties are ready.
- It takes approx 12-15 min for frying litties.
- It takes approx 12-15min for roasting litties.