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Litti Chokha: A Blast Of Spice On Holi!

Litti Chokha is one of those quintessential Indian street foods recipes that on Holi become all the more special. What would you like to munch on when you suddenly feel those hunger pangs while playig with colours, steaming hot Littis with chokha. This Indian food recipe is on the most spicy recipes that we have in this part of the world. However you can adjust the spice in your Holi recipe according to your tolerance. This Holi recipe when prepared at home is all the more special because that gives it a rare quality, hygiene that is so uncommon on the city streets.

Just like Holi is predominantly a North Indian festival, this Holi recipe too is popular North Indian food. But you can swear by the deliciousness of this Indian food recipe. So no matter which part of the world you belong to, you can definitely give it a try.

Ingredients For Litti Chokha:

1. Sattu or gram flour ½ cup

2. Flour ½ cup

3. Onions 2 (chopped finely)

4. Ginger 1 inch pieces (minced)

5. Garlic 2-3 cloves (minced)

6. Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

7. Ajwain or carom seeds 1 teaspoon

8. Green chillies 4-6 (chopped)

9. Brinjal or Egg plant 1

10. Tomatoes 2

11. Ghee or clarified butter 2 tablespoons

12. Oil for deep frying (half of the pan)

13. Coriander leaves (chopped) 3 tablespoons

14. Salt as per taste

Procedure For Making Litti Chokha:

  1. Knead a dough out of flour separately. Fashion cup like shapes out of it and keep aside.
  2. Chop the onions, ginger, garlic and chillies. Mix it with the sattu. Add all the spices and lemon juice to it; mix it well.
  3. Now fill in the sattu filling in the flour cups you have fashioned. Seal it with your fingers and deep fry them in steaming oil.
  4. To make the chokha you need to dry roast the brinjal and tomatoes on open flame. Skin the brinjal and mix it with the pulp of the roasted tomatoes.
  5. You can add a bot of chopped onions, green chillies and coriander leaves to it. Whip it to mix it well.
Serve Litti Chokha by cracking up the heads of the fried balls and pouring spoonfuls of hot ghee in it.

Story first published: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 16:49 [IST]
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