Litti and its concept have travelled through time from Rajasthan through the Indo Gangetic Plain (MP, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand). During its travel, it has acquired a little bit of that region and has bettered in its manifestation. However, its basic ethos prevailed.
Remarkably, along with the rise of Baati, the Magadh kingdom gave birth to yet another culinary wonder called ‘Litti’, known to be a Bihari speciality today. Litti was a staple in the court of Magadh and outside as well. Perhaps in that relation, Litti and Baati could be cousins, only with Litti being the more haute one. Litti, which surprisingly had similar ingredients as Baati – it is made of wheat, ghee and water and baked in the sun – had one ace up the rustic cousin – it had a spicy filling of Sattu. This could have been the reason that Litti didn’t travel as early as Baati, but it still rose to prominence. when it played an important role in the War Of Independence of 1857. Its simplicity was said to be the real reason that many including the likes of Tantia Tope and Rani Lakshmi Bai made it their travel meal. Litti needed very less water and could be baked without any utensils, much like baati, which meant a lesser chance of being caught. But what really worked with litti was these could stay for as long as two to three days and were softer than baati. Of course, litti underwent changes as new rulers came in. With the Mughal Empire, litti was served with shorbas and payas; with Britishers, curry came in and so forth. But it was the classic combination of litti-chokha, which was a mash of roasted eggplant, onions and tomatoes, and chutney that survived. It is said it was one of the favourites of Rani Laxmi Bai.
Food is emotions of association of traditions and just not a necessity to synthesize energy. We at Litti Twist inherently believe in such emotions. We would like you to ride the chariot of Litti Chokha and travel through time to experience nostalgia and traditions.
This place is Hidden Gem in Bangalore, I must suggest to all Litti Lover, Must Try.
Service also quite quick. Staff was well mannered, Very Reasonable price.