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Litti Recipe

Litti
How to make Litti

Litti is a popular snack of Bihar made with sattu. This version is filled with spices and baked. It is served with baingan ka chokha.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Litti

  • Oven temp: 400 F- 200 C
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 tsp salt (in cold water to mix) and 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 fennel seeds, powdered
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds, powdered
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp aamchoor (dried mango powder)

How to Make Litti

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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.

Key Ingredients: whole wheat flour, ghee, salt (in cold water to mix) and oil for deep-frying, sattu (powdered roasted gram), oil, cumin seeds, asafoetida, garam masala, chilli powder, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, salt, aamchoor (dried mango powder)

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