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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jharkhand Cuisine ~ Dhuska


Dhuska is a savory breakfast dish from the Jharkhand region. It is prepared by frying a ground mixture of rice and chana dal. Wet batter is fried just like pooris. I had prepared Chettinad's vellai appam a few month's back and it was hard to miss the uncanny resemblance between the preparations of those and these dhuska. Serve these yummy dhuska with a spicy chutney.

Ingredients: (Yield 12 dhuskas)
1 cup rice
1/2 cup chana dal
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp crushed black pepper 
Salt to taste
1 tsp finely minced green chillies
1 tsp finely minced ginger
1 tbsp finely minced cilantro
Oil to fry

Method:
* Soak rice and chana dal overnight or at least for 4 hours.
* After the soaking period, grind fine into a thick batter using just enough water needed.
* Add cumin, pepper, salt, chillies, ginger and cilantro to the ground batter and mix well.
* Heat oil in a small kadai or deep frying pan. The oil is ready when a drop of batter is dropped, it sizzles and come to the surface. Drop a small ladleful of batter into the oil.
* It will puff up and rise to the surface, just as in case of pooris. Flip and toast the other side as well. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent towels.
* Repeat the steps with the remaining batter.
* Serve with a spicy chutney / curry.







16 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful preparation.. Yummy!!

Priya Suresh said...

Dhuska is everywhere, cant resist to these deepfried beauties, i have already bookmarked this recipe, dunno when am gonna make.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i should have made it, this is how i felt looking at your pictures..

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Yummy

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so many dhuska today!! looks so crisy and tempting..

vaishali sabnani said...

It sure is a Dhuska Day!!..but trust me you have done an awesome job..love the crunchy deep fried version.

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said...

dhuska looks delicious

Gayathri Kumar said...

Your version of dhuska looks so yumm...

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

So many variety of dhuska!! Will try pepper powder next time..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious looking dhuska..perfectly made.

Srivalli said...

You got it right Suma, I was wondering on which dish this resembled...your pictures have come out so well..and very nice effort!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Same pinch. These turned out just like puris, right? My kids thoroughly enjoyed these. Mine turned out to be very crunchy just the way my little one likes! And I made them mini sized too.

Archana Potdar said...

WOw these look so delicious. WIth so many of these deep fried variety of duska I better make them soon.

Pavani N said...

Same pinch Suma. Dhuskas win over Jharkand hands down.

Usha said...

Another dhuska recipe! Looks yum and am sure taste good with a simple spicy chutney.

Padmajha PJ said...

I wanted to make this but ended up with something else. Looks nice...