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Dhuska pancake and appe served in a white dish with coconut chutney

Dhuska (Fried, Appe Pan, Pancake Method)

Dhuska is a popular Vegan and Gluten-Free snack made using rice and chana dal from the state of Jharkhand, India.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Jharkhand
Keyword: Gluten Free, Healthy, Snacks, Tea Time Snacks, Vegan
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 9 hours
Servings: 4 People
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 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/Greasing the appe pan

Instructions

  • Wash and Soak the Rice and Dal separately for 4-5 hours in enough water.
  • Drain all the water and give a quick rinse again
  • Grind the rice using some water. Do not use more water, use only as much as 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.

Frying Dhuska

  • 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. 

Dhuska Pancake

  • 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.

Appe Pan method

  • Heat the appe pan
  • Once hot, grease it with oil
  • Drop 1.5-2 tablespoon of batter in each mould. (It depends on the size of your appe pan mould)
  • Cook it on slow to medium on the bottom
  • After 2-3 mins drizzle a bit of oil on the sides.
  • Once it starts leaving the edges, flip and cook on the other side.
  • Cook until both the sides are golden brown.

Notes

  • Fermenting is not essential, but one can ferment the batter too.
  • Any type of vegetables can be added too.
 
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