How to make Litti Recipe - Small maida balls stuffed with sattu filling and baked- a traditional dish from Bihar.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Bihari

Course : Breads


Bihari cuisine is predominantly vegetarian because the traditional Bihari society, influenced by Buddhist and Hindu values of non-violence, does not eat eggs, chicken, fish and other animal products. However, there is also a section who relish meat and fish dishes which is common due to the number of rivers in Bihar.  Smoked food is one of the most remarkable thing about this cuisine.

For more recipes related to Litti checkout Paneer Aur Pudina Naan , Bread Rolls , Focaccia , Hot Cross Buns . You can also find more Breads recipes like Semolina Bread, Gur Mawa Roti, Garlic Bread Skewers With Cheese And Herb Dip , Focaccia. Or try out these recipes from Bihari Cuisine like Parwal Ki Mithai, Baingan Ka Chokha, Bihari Kabab, Litti.

Litti Recipe Card


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Litti

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups for dusting

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Filling

  • Sattu 1 cup

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic chopped 4 cloves

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Add salt and yogurt to the refined flour and knead into a soft dough. Rest the dough for some time.

Step 2

For the filling mix sattu with ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves, carom seeds, onion seeds, salt, lemon juice and a little water.

Step 3

Divide the dough into lemon sized balls and spread them into small puris with your fingers.

Step 4

Place a portion of the filling mixture and once again roll into balls. Arrange them on a silicon baking sheet placed on a baking tray.

Step 5

Place in the preheated oven and bake till the top is lightly browned.

Step 6

Turn over and bake for some more time till the other side is equally browned.

Step 7

Serve hot. You can drizzle ghee over the littis if you wish.

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