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The iconic Bihari delicacy loved by people world over! No kidding!!

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Bihari Litti

Ingredients

For 4 Person(s)

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) All-purpose flour or whole wheat flour (atta) (Littis are more crunchy if made with all-purpose flour (maida).
  • 3/4 cup(s) Regular or fat-free yogurt (dahi)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Mustard oil or olive oil

For filling

  • 1 cup(s) Sattu (gram flour)
  • 2 piece(s) Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 4 pods Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) Cilantro leaves (dhania), finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Mangrella (negella or onion seed)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Ajwain (thyme)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Mircha achar masala (fillings from the red chili pickle)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Salt, or as desired

Bihari Litti Directions

  1. Mix all the filling ingredients with sattu together nicely. Add ¼ to ½ cup water to make the stuffing moist and easy to fill.
  2. Make 8 balls from the atta (flour) dough. Dust each ball with dry atta and make a patty roughly 2.5" to 3" diameter in size with hand. You don't need a belan (rolling pin) for this.
  3. Stuff 2 to 3 tsp. sattu filling in the center of the patty and close it from all sides.
  4. When all the littis are stuffed, pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F and put all the litties on a foil and bake till one side is brown or black spots come on the litti surface.
  5. Turn over the litti and bake for few more minutes until that side is brown as well.
  6. 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).

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