How to Cook Litti Chokha

Posted on Feb 2 2019 - 12:14pm by kumar
Prep time: 15
Cook time: 45
Serves: 4 People

Ingredients for Litti Chokha :

Litti dough :

  • 2 cups atta
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • water

Litti filling :

  • 1 cup sattu
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons pickle masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon ajwain
  • 1/2 teaspoon kalonji
  • 1/2 teaspoon amchur
  • salt
  • around 1.5 tablespoons water to wet the filling a little

Chokha :

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chili
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • salt
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How to Cook Litti Chokha :

Make Litti :

  1. In a bowl take atta and add salt to it and then add 2 tablespoons of oil and mix.
  2. Add water little by little to knead to a smooth dough. Let it rest while you make the filling.
  3. For the filling , add sattu to a bowl. To this add finely chopped onion, grated ginger & garlic, green chili, chopped cilantro, kalonji, ajwain, amchur and salt.
  4. Add pickle masala and mix. Also add few tablespoons of water to make it little damp. Filling should be powdery but shouldn’t feel too dry.
  5. Divide dough into 8-10 equal parts. Roll each dough into a circle.
  6. Put 2-3 teaspoons of sattu filling in the center.
  7. Start sealing the edges from one end and pinch the center to seal the dough ball completely.
  8. Roll it between your palms to make it smooth. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  9. Place the littis on a baking sheet and brush them with little oil.
  10. Bake at 400 F degrees for 40-45 minutes or till evenly browned. Flip the littis 2-3 times in between to make sure it’s evenly cooked.
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Make Chokha :

  1. Roast eggplant and tomato on direct fire on low heat for 20-25 minutes till out skin gets charred and they are juicy from inside. Also roast the garlic cloves.
  2. Remove charred skin of eggplant and tomatoes, add them to a bowl and mash them.
  3. Add boiled mashed potato, chopped roasted garlic, chopped ginger, chopped green chili and salt. Also add chopped cilantro and mustard oil.
  4. Mix everything together till well combined. Chokha is done.
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