How to make Litti -

Signature dish of Bihar – litti served with chokha is a pride combination of the Biharis

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta), Roasted chana flour (sattu)

Cuisine : Bihari

Course : Breads


Litti 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Litti Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) kneaded into a dough with ghee, salt and sufficien 2 cups

  • Roasted chana flour (sattu) 1/2 cup

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli pickle masala 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard oil 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee to serve


Step 1

Preheat the air-fryer to 180º C.

Step 2

To make the stuffing, take sattu in a bowl, add onion, ginger and green chillies in a bowl. Add carom seeds, onion seeds, salt, coriander leaves, red chilli pickle masala and mustard oil and mix well. 2-3 tsps water and mix well.

Step 3

Divide the dough into equal portions and roll them into balls. Spread each ball in your palm keeping the edges thinner than the centre. Place a little stuffing in the centre of each ball, gather the edges and seal. Roll into balls again.

Step 4

Place the prepared balls in an air fryer basket, fit it to the air-fryer and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 5

Pour hot ghee over the litti and serve hot with chokha.

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