Bihari Litti

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • For Atta (Flour) Dough-
  • 1.5 cup - whole wheat atta (littis are more crunchy if made with maida)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup - regular or fat-free yogurt (dahi)
  • For Filling-
  • 1 cup - sattu (a special gram flour)
  • 4 cloves - garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 inch - ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 or more - green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup - fresh dhaniya (cilantro) leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - mangrella (nigella or onion seed)
  • 2 tbsp - mustard
  • 1 tsp - ajwain (thyme)
  • 1 - lemon juice
  • 1 or 2 tbsp - mircha achar masala (fillings from the red chili pickle)
  • salt to taste

How to Make Bihari Litti

  • For Atta (Flour) Dough- Make dough from atta using yogurt and NOT water.
  • The dough should be soft and fully kneaded.
  • Keep aside covered.
  • To Proceed-
  • Mix all the filling ingredients with sattu together nicely.
  • Add to 1/2 cup water to make the stuffing moist and easy to fill.
  • Now make 8 balls from the atta (flour) dough.
  • Dust each ball with dry atta and make a patty roughly 2.5 inch to 3 inch diameter in size with hand.
  • You don't need a belan (rolling pin) for this.
  • Stuff 2 to 3 tsp sattu filling in the center of the patty and close it from all sides.
  • When all the littis are stuffed, pre-heat the oven to 375 F and put all the litties on a foil and bake till one side is brown or black spots come on the litti surface.
  • Then turn over the litti and bake for few more minutes until that side is brown as well.
  • Take out and dip in pure ghee or butter and serve with achar or dhaniya (cilantro) chutney and/or baigan ka bhurta (mashed and prepared egg-plant).