#Bharatkazaika Post 2

POST 2-: SATTU POORI AND CHOKHA

In wikipedia language, Litti is a staple food of Bihar, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is made of whole wheat flour and stuff with Sattu(Gram flour powder). Best Litties should be cooked in low fire of cow dung cake. The taste of Liiti lies on its stuffed material i.e.: sattu. Dry sattu is mixed with chopped garlic and ginger and some Indian dry species to give a tangy flavour.

First I would like to share a very traditional and popular way of Litti, along with chokha ,It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with Sattu (roasted chickpea flour) mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted over coal or cow dung cakes or wood then it is tossed with lots of ghee.Although very often confused with the closely related Baati, it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation. It may be eaten with yogurt, baigan bharta, alu bharta, and papad. The litti are traditionally baked over a cow-dung fire.

Although, for many reasons these days it become almost impossible to get this pure taste of litti chokha in cities or towns and specially when you are thousands of miles away from your own country, but for those who are extremely fond of this dish like me, able to find their way . So here comes my tadka, no, not mine actually my mom’s tadka, by turning litti chokha into sattu poori and chokha. I always been crazy about sattu poori and chokha since before my marriage, and after marriage there are so many changes takes place in one’s life but one thing was there ,that never changed for me Yesss Yess you got it right!!!!!! My all time favorite, my love for sattu poori , which hit the top list there too.

It has all the ingredients as similar to pure Litti with only difference of frying instead of baking in fire, baking can be done in oven also but that recipe i will share some other time. the core taste of sattu poori comes from it filling only so, here I share my recipe of making delicious sattu poori and chokha.

OVERALL TIME FOR RECIPE

Prep Time :- 15 min

Cooking Time :-15 min

Servings :- 2

Chokha (Bharta)

Ingredients

  1. Eggplant 1 (Roasted)
  2. Boiled potato 1
  3. Tomato 1 (Roasted)
  4. Green Chilli
  5. Cilantro
  6. Garlic
  7. Salt
  8. Mustard oil (1 table spoon)
  • Roast eggplant and tomato on roaster or in microwave,peel it off.
  • Mash boiled potatoes and mix all the ingredients all together.

Sattu Poori

Make a dough of Wheat Flour.

Ingredients For Filling.

1.Sattu Atta (get it from any Indian grocery store)

2.Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

3.Kalonji (Nigella Seeds)

4.Onion (chopped)

5.Ginger

6.Garlic

7.Green Chilli

8.Cilantro

9.Red Chilli Pickle

10.Mustard Oil (1 tbps)

11. Salt

12.Refined Oil to fry

Mix all the ingredients all together,give it a good mix,your filling for sattu poori is ready.

  • Make a ball of kneaded dough stuff it with sattu fillings.
  • Bind it carefully and roll it in small round shape.
  • Deep fry it. poori is ready.

NOTE :- Do try it with simple masala tea also , I am sure you are going to love it.


This post has been written by me for the event BharatKaZaika.

#BharatKaZaika is a blogging event conducted by #BlogBoosterIndia. Hosted by Aditi, Mahesh, Pragun, Preeti, Saba, Sanjota, Sudip, Suhasini, Supriya and sponsored by Habhit Wellness Private Ltd.



Food blog #Bharatkazaika Day1

DAHI VADE

It would be very unfair if I step in for any food contest without mentioning my husband “A Superhero Of My Kiddos” and as it starts on FATHER’s DAY choice of preference straight goes to my husband , his all time favorite “Dahi Vade”,so here my first foodblog about Dahi Vade. I grown up with a strong belief that cooking can never be my cup of tea ,infact among all siblings I was the only one who hold all degrees of worst cooking like lazy ,poor, tasteless etc. but yes I must say that things are not the same ,after my marriage and having kiddos ,I won’t say I am very good at cooking but yes must say I love to try new recipes whatever my family demands and love to eat.






In my family whatever is occassion no matter, Dahi Vade is something which has to be on the top of the list.I prefer to make it by the unique recipe of none other than my mother.My mom is pro in making both varieties of it salty Dahi Vade,sweet Dahi Vade and mixture of both sweet and salty.

Here I would love to share a quick recipe of my khatte meethe Dahi vade.

INGREDIENTS FOR VADA:-

Urad Dal (Split Black Gram Lentil)
Asfoetida
Ginger
Raisins
Curd
Red Chilli Powder
Normal Salt as per taste
Sugar(1 tbsp)
Refined Oil to fry Vada

Ingredients for Chutney
Tamarind
Jaggery/Dates
Salt(pinch only)
Cumin Seeds
1Dry Red Chilli(optional)
Fenugreek Seeds (2-4)

1)To prepare tamarind chutney at home soak tamarind for 30-40 min in warm water and then mash it into the water ,strain it with strainer to get all it’s smooth pulp.

2)Take a pan with 1/2 tbsp of oil ,put some cumin seeds,dry chilli(optional) and fenugreek seeds let it be splutter then add tamarind pulp ,jaggery and water,keep it on boil till it gets little thicker,after that switch off the stove and wait till chutney cools down to room temperature.

For tamarind and dates chutney you can buy it readymade also from any indian grocery store,if you wish to have quick ready dahi vade.

Recipe For Vada:-

1)Soak Urad dal overnight,drai and grind into a batter.

2)Add asfoetida,salt,chilli,give it a good mix untill batter gets some air into it.

3)Heat oil into the pan,take a small portion of batter shape it in vada,keep one raisin inside of it (completely optional),and deep fry it till turns into golden brown.

4)Soak fried vada in warm water,put a pinch of salt into it and keep aside .

CURD PREP:-

Add all together to get the best base of khatta meetha vada for which start with sugar ,salt,black salt, roasted n grounded cumin seeds ,tamarind chutney,red chilli powder.Mix it well .

and now the final part get the soaked vada out of the water ,give it a squeeze with light pressure palm and dip it in prepared curd.After 20 -25 min curd syrup nicely absorbed by the all vadas from inside too ,garnish it with roasted grounded cumin seeds,black salt,red chilli,and corriander leaves,the tasty dahi vade are ready to serve and eat.


This post has been written by me for the event BharatKaZaika.

#BharatKaZaika is a blogging event conducted by #BlogBoosterIndia. Hosted by Aditi, Mahesh, Pragun, Preeti, Saba, Sanjota, Sudip, Suhasini, Supriya and sponsored by Habhit Wellness Private Ltd.