Fried Litti Chokha

A Bihari delicacy full of flavors... straight to your homes !!

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Deepali Maheshwari's Secret Indian Recipe !
Serves: 
4

Preparation Time: 
60 min
Cooking Time: 
30 min

Complexity: 
Medium


Ingredients: 
INGREDIENTS FOR LITTI DOUGH -
1. Wheat Flour – 3 cup
2. Water – As needed
3. Oil – For frying
INGREDIENTS FOR LITTI FILLING -
1. Sattu – 2 cup
2. Onion (finely chopped) – 1
3. Green chillies (chopped) – 2
4. Ginger (chopped) – 1 inch
5. Garlic (chopped) – 6 to 8 cloves
6. Coriander Leaves – chopped
7. Ajwain – 1 Tsp
8. Kalonji – 1 Tsp
9. Mustard oil – 2 Tsp
10. Salt – To taste
11. Red Chilli Pickle masala – 1 Tbsp
12. Mix Pickle Paste – 1 Tbsp
13. Lemon Juice – 2 Tsp
INGREDIENTS FOR CHOKHA -
1. Eggplant – 1
2. Mustard oil – 2 Tsp
3. Tomato – 1
4. Green chillies (chopped) – 2
5. Ginger (finely chopped) – 1 inch
6. Onion (finely chopped) – 1
7. Garlic (chopped) – 6 to 8 cloves
8. Coriander Leaves – chopped
9. Salt – To taste
Directions: 
1. Make a tight dough (same as for pooris) using wheat flour and water, and keep aside.
2. Mix all ingredients of the filling in a bowl, to make it ready for the stuffing.
3. Make a ball of the dough, and make a depression by holding it in between fingers and pressing with the thumb.
4. Fill it with the stuffing mixture, bring the edges together to seal it and make round balls. Press it a little with your palm. Repeat the steps for all the littis.
5. Heat oil in a pan, and put the dough balls on a low - medium flame. Keep them flipping from time to time.
6. Do not overcrowd the oil, deep fry only 4-5 littis at a time, so that they get cooked well from the inside too.
7. Take them out once they start turning golden brown. Littis are ready to be served.
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHOKHA -
1. Grease the eggplant with mustard oil and roast well. Roast tomato in similar manner. Peel off the burnt layer of both, and keep aside.
2. Make a tadka using mustard oil, ginger, green chillies, garlic and onion.
3. Take a bowl, mash eggplant and tomato, mix with the tadka mixture and salt. Chokha is ready. Serve this with hot Littis and enjoy the flavours.