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Litti  Recipe

Small maida balls stuffed with sattu filling and baked- a traditional dish from Bihar.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings :


Main Ingredients

Refined flour (maida), Yogurt





Level Of Cooking



  • 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
  • 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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