Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I made Litti for my son after a long long time.

The filling in a Litti is from Sattu flour. Sattu is roasted channa flour. Besan on the other hand, is unroasted channa flour. Sattu is very flavorful and ready to eat flour. When used as a filling, it is seasoned with chilli powder, chopped garlic, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, chopped green chilly - little bit of all of these with some water for it to gel together, not more.

The cover is made from dough of wheat flour. Take a scoop of the dough, flatten it with your fingers and cup it in the palm of your hand. It needs to be  thick. Spoon in a scoop of Sattu mixture and close the dough into a ball.

Bake the Litti in wood or coal fire. Since it cold and snowing outside, I cant use any open campfire like that. I used the regular over for baking these.

Serve Litti with Aaloo Choka (mashed potatoes) and/or Baigan ka Bharta (brinjal/eggplant). Green mint chutney is very refreshing.

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