“Dhuska” – Specialty of Jharkhand

Dhuska is one of the most popular items in Jharkhand and is a part of every household. Your journey to Jharkhand is incomplete without tasting Dhuska. It is usually consumed as a breakfast item and is prepared from rice and lentil batter, which is fried later. It is normally served with traditional ghugni, which is a simple curry made with black chickpeas. Dhuska and ghugni is a delicacy that would definitely make it you must have a food item list!

“Dhuska” - Specialty of Jharkhand

“Dhuska” – Specialty of Jharkhand

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Snacks, VegCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 1 cup Rice

  • 1/4 cup Black gram dal

  • 1 Tbsp Bengal gram dal

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • To taste Salt

  • Oil for deep frying


  • Soak the dal and rice together for 6 hrs. or overnight.
  • Grind it into a smooth paste with the required amount of water. The batter should not be very runny
  • Add salt and cumin seeds to it and mix well
  • Heat oil in a Kadai. When sufficiently hot, pour a ladleful of batter into it carefully but in one swift motion. Let it fry in medium flame till it turns golden brown. Now flip it over and cook on the other side. Drain it on an absorbent paper
  • Serve hot

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