Litti Chokha or Bati Chokha



Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)

For outer part of litti or bati

2 cups wheat flour

1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

2 tbsp refined oil

3/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp of ghee

For Filling

1 cup roasted gram (bhune chane) or sattu

4-5 cloves Garlic grated

1 medium size onion finely chopped

1“ peice Ginger grated

2 -3 Green chilies, finely chopped

½ cup coriander leaves finely chopped

½ tsp kalonji (onion seeds)

1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

1 tblslemon juice

2 stuffed red chilli picle (We will use only stuffing of chilly)

Salt to taste

For chokha or baigan ka bharta

2 medium sized boiled potatoes

1 big rounded brinjal (baingan)

3 medium sized tomatoes

4-5 garlic cloves (peeled)

2-4 finely chopped green chillies

1/2” peice of ginger grated

2 medium sized onionsfinely chopped

1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

1 tsp mustard oil

salt to taste

METHOD (How to make litti chokha

Sieve the flour in big plate and add salt, ajwain seeds and oil

Knead the dough properly with water cover with a wet cloth and keep aside.

Dough is ready for litti now we will make filling for litti.

Grind rosted garm to powder (or we can use sattu)

Mix all the filling ingredients with roasted gram flour or sattu

Add ¼ cup water to make the stuffing moist.

Now make 10-12 balls from the kneaded dough. sprinckle some dry atta and make a patty roughly 2" diameter in size with hand.

Now Stuff 2 spoon filling in the center of the patty and close it from all sides.

Fill all the littis from stuffing and keep aside.

Now Pre-heat the oven to 200 F and put all the litties on a baking tray and bake till one side is brown or black spots come on the litti surface. Then turn over the litti and bake for few more minutes until other side is brown as well.

Take out from the oven and dip in ghee serve withchokha or baigan ka bharta.

For Choka

Boil the tomatoes and remove the skin and keep aside.

Make some hole on the brinjal and put garlic clove inside the brinjal and cook in the oven or roast on the gas stove on medium flame from both the sides untill it becomes soft.

Take a bowl of cold water and put the roasted brinjal in it.

Peel of the burnt skin of the brinjal.

Mash boiled potatoes, brinjal along with garlic and tomatoes together.

Add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, grated ginger salt, green chillies and mustard oil.

Mix all the ingredients with hands properly.

Chokha is ready

Serve with hot litti.