Winters have gone but my love for some authentic winter delicacies will never fade away. One such love is the Bihari Litti Chokha!
Ever since i visited one hawker at my city who seels some mouth watering Litti Chokha i had been wanting to make this at home. The hawker use to sell two littis with baigan and aloo chokha along with an awesome tomato garlic chutney with some salads as well for 30 Rs. Isn’t it too cheap? Well i say this today because after making it today at my home, i realized how much labour it takes to brings this amazingly delicious dish.
What is Litti ???
Litti is a snack food found in India’s Bihar state and Nepalese state of Madhesh; it consists of wheat and sattu (powdered gram or lentil) formed into balls with spices, and then filled with ghee (clarified butter) via a hole. Although very often confused with the closely related Baati, it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation. It may be eaten with yogurt, baigan bharta, alu bharta, and papad. The litti are traditionally baked over a cow-dung fire, but in the modern day a wok of boiling oil may be used.
Spices used to flavour the litti include ajwain, mangrail, garlic, red pepper, mustard oil, salt, and ginger. 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) andchokha (a vegetable preparation of roasted and mashed eggplant, tomato, and potato)
[Source – Wikipedia]
I tried replicating the Litti Chokha i had in a stall few days back. I even shared that picture on Facebook and since then i got a lot of requests from my readers to make Litti Chokha and post it in my blog. So keeping all the requests and ofcource my love for the cuisine in mind i am finely here with the Bihari Delicay – Litti Chokha which i have served with Baigan Bharta/Chokha, Aloo Bharta/Chokha, some onion salad and a super delicious tomato garlic chutney.
Recipe detailed below ….