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How To Make Litti Chokha

Delicacy of Bihar now made with Millets
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


For Litti


    • 2 Cups Jowar Flour
    • 2 Tbsp Curd
    • 2 Tbsp Oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
    • 3/4 Cup Water For Kneading


    • 1 Cup Sattu
    • 1/2 teaspoon Salt Or As Per Taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Ajwain
    • 1 teaspoon Achar Masala See Notes
    • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onions
    • 1 teaspoon Finely Chopped Garlic
    • 1 teaspoon Mustard Oil
    • 1 Tablespoon Curd
    • 2 or 3 Tbsp Water

    For Chokha

    • 1 about 300 g Big Brinjal
    • 2 Boiled Potatoes
    • 2 Roasted Tomatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
    • 1 Tbsp Ginger Finely Chopped
    • 1 teaspoon Green Chillies Finely Chopped
    • 1/4 Cup Onion Finely Chopped
    • 2 Tbsp Green Coriander Finely Chopped
    • 1 Lemon


    For Dough

    • Take Jowar flour, salt, curd and oil in a bowl. Rub everything together so that it looks like sand.
    • Adding little water at a time, knead a semi soft dough. The dough should not be too hard otherwise it will be difficult to do the stuffing.
    • Keep it aside.

    For Filling

    • Mix all the ingredients, Sattu, onions, garlic, spices, curd, achar ka masala, and mustard oil. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes, as onions have a lot of moisture and it is released during this time.
    • Add very little water, maybe a spoon or two, and make a moist dough, so that it can be formed into balls. This is done as it eases to fill it in the dough. And secondly, the filling remains intact even while eating. Otherwise, the filling may scatter.

    For Litti

    • Take a little dough, press it with hands and make a dent in the centre. Place a ball of filling in it and close it from all the sides.
    • Make all littis like this.
    • Preheat air fryer at 200 degrees for 5 minutes.
    • Keep the shaped dough balls in the air fryer basket.
    • Air fry for 15 to 20 minutes till they get golden in colour. You may flip these in between

    Making Litti In Appe Pan

    • Heat Appe pan, grease it lightly with oil.
    • Place the dough balls, lower the flame and cover it.
    • After about 5 minutes, flip these to cook from the other side too.
    • Changes sides after every 3 to 4 minutes till these are well cooked. Take care to cook these from the sides also, as often, the top and bottom gets cooked but the sides remain uncooked.


    • Wash brinjal and wipe it. Make slits with a knife, here and there and insert little garlic there. Doing this garlic too gets roasted along with the brinjal and releases very good flavour.
    • Roast this brinjal on gas stove or in air fryer. I did it on gas stove today. Keep the flame medium and keep rotating it every now and then.
    • Roast it till gets charred and you can insert a knife easily into it.
    • Remove it from the fire and let it cool down.
    • Remove the peels. You may keep it in a bowl of water to clean off the burnt peels.
    • Similarly, roast tomatoes, peel off the skin and chop these finely.
    • In a bowl, take roasted and peeled brinjal and boiled potatoes. Mash them together using a potato masher or back of a ladle.
    • Mix in chopped tomatoes, onions, green coriander, ginger, salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice. And its ready.
    • In simple words, mix roasted brinjal and boiled potatoes with all the herbs.
    • Serve with Litti and lots of love, Chana curry optional.
    Keyword Litti Chokha Recipe, Millet Recipes