Litti Recipe

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Litti is a popular snack of Bihar made with sattu. This version is filled with spices and baked.

Ingredients of Litti

  • Oven temp: 400 F- 200 C
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 tsp salt cold water to mix oil for deep-frying

  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup sattu (powdered roasted gram)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 Tbsp powdered fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp powdered coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp powdered amchoor (dried mango powder)

How to Make Litti

  1. Mix the filling ingredients together and keep aside.

  2. Make the dough:
  3. Mix in the flour, salt, ghee and enough water to make a stiff dough.
  4. Cover and leave to rest for at least 15-20 minutes.
  5. Make about 20 smooth balls from the dough.
  6. Roll into 1/4" thick rounds.
  7. Pinch edge all around and wet.
  8. Place a ball of the filling in the center, and bring the wet edges together, covering the filling completely.
  9. Press together to seal. Roll between palms to smoothen.
  10. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, then lower the oven temperature and bake another 20-25 minutes, till brown and cooked through.
  11. Note: You can serve these hot with ghee poured on top.