Litti, along with chokha, is a complete meal originated from the Indian state of Bihar. It is also popular in Jharkhand and parts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with gram flour, pulses and mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted over coal or wood then it is tossed with much ghee.
Litti is a staple food of Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is pocket friendly for the working classes and also healthy in terms of proteins and nutrients. It is made of whole-wheat flour and stuffed with sattu. Cooking and serving of litti is very important to realize the actual taste of this food.
Litti chokha is a complete meal that is made of dough balls, made up of whole wheat flours, eggplants, plus black gram flour and stuffed with roasted chickpea flours. They are then mixed with herbs and spices before being roasted on coal. The stuffing itself is made of lentils, and can also be eaten with yoghurt, ghee, papad crackers, or brinjal bhartha aka mashed potatoes. In terms of serving, litti chokha is ideal to be served at special occasions like gatherings, parties, etc.