Litti Chokha, a dish that talks about simplicity

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Litti Chokha, a dish that talks about simplicity


Litti, along with chokha, is a complete meal originated from the Indian subcontinent; and popular in Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh as well as Nepalese state of Madhesh. It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with Sattu (roasted chickpea flour) mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted over coal or cow dung cakes or wood then it is tossed with lots of ghee.[1] Although very often confused with the closely related Baati, it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation. It may be eaten with yogurt, baigan bharta, alu bharta, and papad.[2] The litti are traditionally baked over a cow-dung fire,[3] but in the modern day a new fried version has been developed.[4]

Litti Chokha is the Bihari version of Dal Batti of Rajasthan. What makes this dish unique from the rest is that, this love of Bihar is one of the traditional cuisines that can be eaten as breakfast, lunch as well as dinner.A spicy curry or chokha made from brinjal or mashed potato is served with Litti or bread made from grams.

An amazingly mouthwatering cuisine is well enjoyed with a spoonful of ghee. This exotic cuisine has gradually made its way from the streets of Patna to all over India.








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