How to make Litti - 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, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Breads

Litti

Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

For more recipes related to Litti checkout Baguette , Bread Rolls , Focaccia , Hot Cross Buns . You can also find more Breads recipes like aloo prantha, Focaccia, Methi Parantha, Bakarkhani.

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Litti Recipe

  • Refined Flour 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

Method

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.

Also try out these recipes from Rajasthani Cuisine like Jodhpuri Vegetable Pulao, Aamras With Kesar, Dahi Papad Ki Sabzi, Tikha Batata.

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