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Litti is a popular snack of Bihar made with sattu. This version is filled with spices and baked.

Litti Litti


: Niru Gupta

Recipe Cook Time

: 40 Minutes

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  • Oven temp: 400 F- 200 C

    2 cups whole wheat flour

    1/4 cup ghee

    1 tsp salt cold water to mix oil for deep-frying

    For the filling:

    1 cup sattu (powdered roasted gram)

    2 Tbsp oil

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1/8 tsp asafoetida

    3/4 tsp garam masala

    3/4 tsp chilli powder

    2 Tbsp powdered fennel seeds

    2 tsp powdered coriander seeds

    2 tsp salt

    1 1/2 tsp powdered amchoor (dried mango powder)


Mix the filling ingredients together and keep aside.

Make the dough:

Mix in the flour, salt, ghee and enough water to make a stiff dough.

Cover and leave to rest for at least 15-20 minutes.

Make about 20 smooth balls from the dough.

Roll into 1/4" thick rounds.

Pinch edge all around and wet.

Place a ball of the filling in the center, and bring the wet edges together, covering the filling completely.

Press together to seal. Roll between palms to smoothen.

Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, then lower the oven temperature and bake another 20-25 minutes, till brown and cooked through.

Note: You can serve these hot with ghee poured on top.

Key Ingredients: Clarified Butter, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida, Coriander Seeds, Salt




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