Monday, April 11, 2011

Litti (recipe from bihar)


Preparation Time : 20 minutes 
Cooking Time :  30 minutes 

Ingredients :
  • Atta (whole wheat flour) - 2 cup
  • Sattu (roasted gram flour) - 1 1/2 cup
  • Garlic - 4 cloves (finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 inches (finely chopped)
  • Lemon Juice - 2-3 tea spoon 
  • Red Chilly Achar Masala - 2 table spoon
  • Ajwain (Thyme) - 1 table spoon
  • Kala Jeera/ Kalaunji - 1 tea spoon 
  • Coriander leaves - (finely chopped)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ghee - 
  • Cooking oil - 1 tea spoon 
Method :

Take atta in a bowl mix cooking oil nicely with your palm put water and knead soft dough. Cover it and keep aside. Mix sattu, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, achar masala, ajwain, kala jeera, coriander leaves, salt and mix it well for filling. Take atta dough on your palm and make 12-14 balls of it. Take dry atta and by pressing with your fingers make 2-3 inches in diameter. Fill it with the mixture one by one and close it. Place all the litties on a foil in a pre heated oven at 375degree till it is brown or black spot is visible. Turn the litties and bake for another few minutes. Heat sufficient ghee and keep aside. Take out litties and dip in ghee. Serve hot with aloo chokha aur baigan chokha.

NB: Litti is more tasty if it is baked in cow dung fire. Litti tastes good with mutton too.


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