How to make Chokha -

A traditional Bihari dish generally served with litti – a dumpling made with sattu

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Large brinjal, Medium onions

Cuisine : Bihari

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Bharwan Parwal Tamate Ji Curry Pindi Chole Shalgam Methi Ki Subzi


Chokha Recipe Card


Bihari cuisine is predominantly vegetarian because the traditional Bihari society, influenced by Buddhist and Hindu values of non-violence, does not eat eggs, chicken, fish and other animal products. However, there is also a section who relish meat and fish dishes which is common due to the number of rivers in Bihar.  Smoked food is one of the most remarkable thing about this cuisine.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chokha Recipe

  • Large brinjal 1

  • Medium onions 1 1/2

  • Garlic cloves 1-2

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Medium potatoes boiled and peeled 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Mustard oil 2-3 teaspoons


Step 1

Roast brinjal on direct heat till the brinjal gets cooked and the skin charred.

Step 2

Finely chop onions, garlic and green chillies. Put potatoes in a bowl and mash with your fingers.

Step 3

Peel the roasted brinjal and mash along with the potatoes.

Step 4

Add onion, garlic, green chillies, salt and mustard oil and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve with litti.

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