Litti is one of Bihar's most loved street foods. Made from sattu atta, wheat (in some parts of India), spices and ghee, litti is eaten with a spicy mashed medley of vegetables known as choka. 


  • Oven temp: 400 F- 200 C
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 tsp salt (in cold water to mix) and 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 fennel seeds, powdered
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds, powdered
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp aamchoor (dried mango powder)


  • 1.Mix the filling ingredients together and keep aside.
  • 2.Make the dough:
  • 3.Mix in the flour, salt, ghee and enough water to make a stiff dough.
  • 4.Cover and leave to rest for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • 5.Make about 20 smooth balls from the dough.
  • 6.Roll into 1/4" thick rounds.
  • 7.Pinch edge all around and wet.
  • 8.Place a ball of the filling in the center, and bring the wet edges together, covering the filling completely.
  • 9.Press together to seal. Roll between palms to smoothen.
  • 10.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.
  • 11.Note: You can serve these hot with ghee poured on top.