Friday, November 2, 2018


Dhuska is a popular snack from Bihar and Jharkhand regions of India. During festive days it is prepared for breakfast. Rice and chana dal are soaked and ground into a thick batter to which green peas, finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, turmeric powder and salt are added. Little portion of the batter is dropped into the hot oil and deep fried. Traditionally these are fried in mustard oil. Dhuska can be served with ghughni, potato curry or even meat dishes.

Rice ............. 1 cup
Chana dal ..... 1/2 cup
Green peas .... 2 tbsps
Green chillies .. 1-2
Coriander leaves .. 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt ................ to taste
Oil ............... to fry


Soak the rice and chana dal for 4-5 hours.

Grind into a smooth batter adding water as needed.

Add green peas, finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, turmeric and salt to taste.

Mix it well.

Heat oil in a pan. Pour ladleful of batter into the hot oil.

Fry evenly on both sides.

Remove on a kitchen paper tissue.

Serve with any curry, pickle, chutney or meat dishes.

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  1. I have never heard of these but they really sound delicious and very tasty. Just one question do you need to add any form of raising agent to the batter??

    1. Not really necessary.. They were quite good when served hot.

  2. Dhuska for breakfast sounds yummy. Not had these before but I suppose the batter could be a bit like the pudla batter we make but with less fillings.

    1. Yes Mina, pouring consistency like pudla.

  3. Shobha I made this for the Jharkhand cuisine and loved it. Its so delicious and different from the other common breakfasts. Adding green peas is a good idea.

    1. True Mayuri.. and not so oily as well though it is deep fried.. we loved it too.


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