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Dhuska is a traditional Jharkhand Snack recipe which is generally prepared during festivals. It is made using Rice and chana dal and some spices. This can be made for breakfast as a snack or even for lunch or dinner. They are generally deep fried but one can make it in the form of Pancakes. They are generally served with Ghugni or any gravy based dish.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Jharkhand
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 9 hours
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 Cup Rice I prefer Idli Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for Deep/Shallow frying


  • Wash and Soak the Rice and Dal separately for 4-5 hours in enough water.
  • Drain all the water and grind the rice using some water. Do not use more water, use only as much required else the batter will become watery.
  • Grind the Rice and Dal separately.
  • Add Cumin Seeds, Ginger, Green chilli, Coriander and Chana Dal.
  • Mix all together and let it rest for 10 minutes. Add Cumin Seeds, Ginger, Green chilli, Coriander and Chana Dal.  Mix all together and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat enough oil in pan or a kadhai(wok). Once the oil is hot, pour a ladful of batter in the oil. The dhuska should puff up immediately like a puri. 
  • Pour the batter on high only for the Dhuska to puff up. Drop the batter in a flow, do not wait. Drop a tablespoon of batter at a time. Once the Dhuska puff's up, cook on medium.
  • When both the sides are golden brown remove it on an absorbent paper. Follow the same procedure with the remaining batter. 
  • Alternatively one can shallow fry it in a pan like a pancake. Heat a pan.
  • Once hot, drizzle some oil and pour a ladful of batter on it and spread it lightly like a pancake. 
  • Cook on medium to slow until both the sides are golden brown.
  • Serve the Dhuska's with any gravy based dish.
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