Food forms an important existence of any culture which shapes its identity to some extent. We recognize certain authentic and popular Indian food items with the culture it is associated with, similarly, Litti Chokha resonates with Biharis as a staple meal. But as you all know Kolkata is the cultural capital of our country, so is it a Bihari’s dish or a Bengali’s fish. We can discover diverse food varieties here, according to our interests.
And we are here to take a look at the 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 wood then it is tossed with lots of ghee. It can be eaten with Yogurt, Baingan Ka Bharta, Aloo Ka Bharta, and Papad. The Litti is traditionally roasted over a cow-dung fire, but nowadays, a new fried version has been developed.
One of the best Litti Chokha you will find at the Bhoothnath near Nimtala Ghat. You will find a shabby shop, to say the least. There are 2 shops under one roof. The left one served Litti+ Aloo Chokha and the beside one sells Gulabi Chai.
After the first bite, you will understand that the taste was mesmerizing. The pleasant flavor mixed with ghee with the tangy Aloo Chokha, the chutney, and a small bite at the green chilly will be measured out of this world. Each Litti was having one raisin inside it to increase the flavor and it did so.