Dhuska Recipe

This Dhuska recipe is a must-try for those who love street food. A tasty and popular street food from Jharkhand, Dhuska ghol or batter is prepared by grinding soaked basmati rice and chana dal.

Dhuska is a traditional recipe from Jharkhand. It is a festive recipe which is very easy to make. This recipe is good for breakfast and snack. Traditionally it is made by adding peas into the batter. But if you want, you can also add the other vegetables like carrot, capsicum, onion too.

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Soaking Time:  4-5 hours

The best part is that this no-fuss recipe is made with ingredients that you are sure to have at home! Do try this!

Ingredients of Dhuska

  • ½ cup chana dal
  • ¼ cup urad dal
  • ½ cup water or add as needed (for grinding batter)
  • Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri lal mirch
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • A pinch of hing
  • Salt to taste
  • to adjust batter consistency.
  • Oil for frying (Mustard oil)

Instruction for Dhuska

  1. In a mixing In a bowl, add rice, chana dal, and urad dal.
  2. Wash and Soak the rice and chana dal for 4 hours.
  3. After this time, wash them thoroughly and add soaked dal-rice with green chillis, garlic, and ½ cup water into the mixture jar.
  4. Grind it into a medium thick and smooth paste.
  5. The batter should not be very thick nor too runny.
  6. In the batter, add salt, coriander leaves, onions, turmeric powder, chilli powder and mix it nicely.
  7. In the batter, add salt, coriander leaves, ajwain, turmeric powder, chilli powder, a pinch of hing, and black pepper powder. Mix well.
  8. Add ½ cup of water and make the pouring consistency of the batter. (Add water as needed).
  9. Heat oil in a wok. It should not be too hot. Take a round spoon which we use for making dosa.
  10. Then heat oil in a pan, and add batter with round shaped ladle or spoon. Drop them one by one into the hot oil.
  11. Do not spread it. Note that the flame should be medium.
  12. Fry till it becomes properly fried and golden brown from both sides.
  13. Take it out and keep it in the kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
  14. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  15. Your dhuskas are ready!

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Dhuska hot & steaming or Serve it with aloo chana sabzi.

You can Serve it hot with curd or aloo, peas, vegetables or anything you prefer.

Serve Dhuska along with Aloo Sabzi and Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for lunch on a weekend.

Tips and variations

  • Do not add too much water to the dhuska batter as it will destroy its texture.
  • You can use refined oil also for deep frying but for authentic taste mustard oil is used
  • The ground batter should be smooth and slightly thick.
  • fry dhuska on medium flame.
  • Increase the amount of chopped green chillies as per your spice preference.
  • You can serve dhuska with any gravy dish, aloo tamatar ki sabzi or simply with pickle.


Calories 226kcal
Fat 8g
Carbohydrates 19.68g
Protein 19.72g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium 62mg



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