Try Bihar’s Delicacy Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha- Karth Food Factory

You may have eaten dal baati several times, but have you ever tried litti chokha? Litti chokha is a staple food of Bihar, and it is also very popular in Jharkhand. People often relate litti with batti, but both of them are different from each other.

Litti chokha is prepared in two parts. Where litti is ghee dipped, roasted dough bowl made of wheat flour, sattu, and salt dough, and stuffed with sattu filling. In comparison, chokha is prepared with roasted eggplant, tomatoes mixed with potatoes, spices, and herbs.

Sattu- Karth Food Factory
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If you visit Bihar, you can find this dish selling on the streets and local food shops and restaurants. You can make also cook it at home with this quick and easy litti chokha recipe.

Per serving of litti chokha consists of 290 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 50g
  • Protein 10.5g
  • Fat 6.9g
Prepare time: 40 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 1 hr


Ingredients For Litti Chokha

For Dough

Dough- Karth Food Factory
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  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup sattu
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • water as required

For Chokha

  • Four potatoes, boiled
  • 1 eggplant
  • Four tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp pickle masala
  • Two lemon
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 5-6 green chilies
  • 2-inch ginger
  • salt to taste


For Stuffing

  1. Take a bowl and add sattu, salt, grated ginger, pickle masala, coriander leaves, mustard oil, and juice of 1 lemon. Now mix everything properly. If it is dry, then add little water and mix again. Stuffing is ready.

For Dough

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  1. In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, ghee, salt, carom seeds, baking powder, sattu, and water (in small portions).
  2. Now knead a soft dough. Cover and keep it rest for 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, grease your hands with ghee, take a small portion of dough and make a small ball.
  4. Now make it hollow with thumb and finger while rotating it and make a bowl from it.
  5. Then put 2 tbsp of stuffing, lift the edges and close the litti.
  6. Make the rest of the littis with the same process.
  7. Now place a wok over the flame and grease it with ghee. Let it heat.
  8. Once it is heated, place littis inside the wok and cover it and let it cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame.
  9. After that, open the lid and flip the littis. Cover it and again let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Repeat this process until it turns golden brown.
  11. Litti is ready to serve.

For Chokha

  1. Grease eggplant and tomatoes with oil. Now place a net over the flame and put greased eggplant and tomatoes on it, and roast them.
  2. Flip them at intervals and roast them until the skin turns black.
  3.  Once roasted, remove them and place them on a plate. Let it cool a bit.
  4. After that, peel the skin and keep it aside for further use.
  5. Now in a bowl add, boiled potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and mash them well. Then add salt, chopped green chilies, grated ginger, coriander leaves, juice of 1 lemon, and mustard oil. Mix them well.

For Assembling

Litti Chokha- Karth Food Factory
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  1. Place the littis on a plate and break it. Pour ghee over them.
  2.  Now place a bowl full of chokha on the same plate.

The litti chokha is ready to serve. Relish this desi food and enjoy your holidays.