Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi has been winning hearts with his outstanding performances in movies and web-series. From portraying ‘Kaleen Bhaiya’ in Mirzapur to ‘Bhanu’ in Mimi, Tripathi is setting benchmark with his iconic roles. The 45-year-old actor is currently busy promoting his upcoming film ‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’, directed by national award winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji. In between, he took a break and visited his village in Bihar’s Gopalganj district. And guess how he spent his time during the visit? According to a video that went viral on the internet, actor Pankaj Tripathi spent time making the classic Bihari delicacy – litti chokha – with fellow villagers. In the video clip, Mr. Tripathi and others were seen squatting in a circle beside a coal fire and baking littis. Watch the video in the header section.
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For the unversed, litti chokha is the most iconic food in Bihari cuisine. In fact, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the dish defines the food culture of the state. Litti is an atta dough with spiced sattu stuffing, roasted/grilled to perfection. It is then dipped in desi ghee and served with chokha (mashed potato and aubergine), onion and chutney. The combination of dry litti and moist chokha with spicy chutney leaves a burst of flavours on the palate. In fact, the very earthy flavour of the platter instantly tugs at heartstrings. And the best part is, the dish is oil-free, grilled and super healthy for daily consumption. The use of atta, sattu, ghee and vegetable load the delicacy with essential nutrients.
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If you have not tried it yet, then we suggest, make it at home and give this super delicious and healthy dish a try. We have got the recipe too. Click here for litti chokha recipe.
You can also pair Bihari-style mutton with litti to elevate your meal experience. Click here for the popular Champaran handi mutton recipe.
We suggest, prepare litti chokha and Champaran mutton curry at home and enjoy a lavish Bihari meal today.
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.