Macchali Chokha And Litthi
Fish is roasted on a stove and then finally added to the spicy chokha. Lastly serve it with Sattu Ki Litti made from wheat, bengal gram flour and jowar. A recipe must try for every fish lover.
Macchali Chokha and Litthi Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15-17 Min


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  • FOR Macchali Chokha
  • 1 river fish
  • salt
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 lemon
  • mustard oil as required
  • ½ onion
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chilli
  • coriander leaves
  • garlic
  • ¼ tsp black papper
  • .;
  • FOR Sattu Litti
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup jowar flour
  • ½ cup Bengal gram flour
  • 1 tsp acchar masala
  • 1 onion
  • salt
  • red chilli powder


  1. 1

    Procedure to make Macchali Chokha: Slit the river fish.
  2. 2

    Add salt, red chilli powder, lemon juice and let it marinate.
  3. 3

    Cook the fish on sigdi until it becomes crispy from both the sides.
  4. 4

    Add mustard oil on fish.
  5. 5

    To prepare Sattu Ki Litti, add chopped onions in a bowl, aachar, mustard oil, salt, red chilli powder.
  6. 6

    Stuff the mixture in the dough rolls.
  7. 7

    Cook the litti on sigdi until it turns brown from both the sides.
  8. 8

    Chop garlic, green chilli, onion, ginger, coriander leaves.
  9. 9

    In a bowl add chopped coriander, garlic, ginger and green chilli.
  10. 10

    Extract the cooked flesh and add it in the bowl and mix it well.
  11. 11

    Add salt, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, lemon juice, a dash of mustard oil.
  12. 12

    Garnish with green chilli and Macchali Chokha is ready to serve.
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Chef Ajay Chopra is a master of progressive Indian cuisine. During his stint in the UK, he was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London. Not only has he helped change the perception of Indian cuisine in the proverbial West, he has earned a huge fanbase for his contemporary take of traditional Indian dishes. Chopra has also been a judge on MasterChef India, and has anchored some of LF’s most successful shows.

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