Friday, October 19, 2012

Litty Chokha

This recipe makes me miss Ranchi a lot. Go to kacheri area sometime and please have this litty chokha there at the thelas, they are awesome. This Bihari delicacy is mouth watering and for Winter its the perfect meal.
When i was small and each time i would pass by the thelas Grilling the litty on wired racks over the Chullhas, my heart would fill with the desire to have atleast One. This recipe is dedicated to all my friends and family in INDIA.

For Preparing This type of litty chokha we need:
For the Litty:

  • whole wheat Flour - 2 cups
  • Sattu/ Bengal Gram/chick pea- Roasted and then Powdered - 1 CUP
  • Chilly - 3
  • Onion- 1 Finely Chopped
  • Lime juice - 2 TSP
  • Salt as per taste
  • Ginger and Garlic-1 TBSP minced
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter - 3 TSP for Brushing finally grilled Litties
For the Chokha:
  • Potato - 2 Medium Boiled/Baked
  • Brinjal/Egg plant -1 large
  • Tomato - 2 Medium
  • Chilly - 2/3 adjust as per your taste
  • Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves minced
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander leaves
  • Prepare a dough with the Whole wheat flour and water ,add 1 TBSP of ghee and little salt.
  • Prepare the sattu masala by adding all the other ingredients. Add little water to make it just  moist such that u can bind the mixture into balls.
  • Prepare logs out of the wheat Dough and cut 1.5 inches of it.
  • Roll it into ball at first. The keep your Right thumb in the middle and by pressing around it with all the other fingers rotate it with the help of the other hand. This will help you to make the BOWL shape.
  • Fill the bowl with the sattu masala.
  • Close the mouth . Repeat with other pieces.
Once Done either you can bake them at 200Degree C in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, Rotating each side from time to time and also brushing with ghee each time you rotate.
or else
Grill them in the same manner by rotating the ball from time to time and brushing them with ghee unless and until all the sides are cooked properly.

  • Stab the Brinjal with the knife or fork as much as possible from all the sides , (Do not distort the shape)
  • Grill it or bake it until  the skin becomes burnt.
  • In a skillet heat 1 TSP of oil
  • Chop the tomatoes and chillies
  • Add the chillies to the oil
  • Add the garlic, fry little
  • Add the Boiled potatoes
  • Peel off the burnt skin of  brinjal. Put the cooked and softened inside part in the pan. 
  • Add salt and mash them all .
  • Once everything is mashed, give them a stir  and finally turn off the heat.
  • Sprinkle the shredded coriander leaves .
Serve both the Litty and chokha HOT. 
Enjoy  and Happy Cooking.

By: Sushmita Pandit