Litti chokha is the signature dish of Bihar.It is also very popular in Benaras.
bihari, litti, litti chokha, sattu
a pinch of baking soda
water for kneading
For Litti stuffing
from any spicy pickle
chopped ginger and chillies
as per taste
boiled or cooked in oven(in a foil)
as per taste
ginger garlic paste
Mix the dry ingredients with oil and water,Knead a semi-tight dough for litti.
Mix the stuffing ingredients,check for salt, add more if required.
Roll the dough and place the stuffing in the center,Close and shape it into a ball.
Place the litti in a hot oven in a baking tray in pre-heated oven at 160 C(fan forced) or 180C
Cook until they crack open and turn light brown (around 20 minutes)
Further grill them on gas to get the charred effect and flavour
Brush them with ghee before serving
The potato can be either boiled or wrapped in an aluminum foil and cooked in oven
Grill the aubergines/eggplant/brinjal and other vegetables in an oven at 180 C(fan forced) or 200C or on the gas for 20-25 minutes or until cooked.
Peel all the vegetables(aubergine,onion,potato,tomato)
Mash all the vegetables for the chokha. Mix with salt & oil,keep it aside
Heat mustard oil in a pan, add ginger,garlic,chillies & cumin seeds.
Add the mixed vegetables to the tempering,mix well
garnish with coriander,serve with onion,lemon and green chutney
For the sweet potato/potato, you may either boil them or cover them in an aluminum foil and bake them in oven until you can pierce with a toothpick.