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Dhuska | Deep Fried Pancake from Jharkhand

Dhuska is a deep fried pancake from Jharkhand and Bihar. The batter is made of raw rice, Urad dal and chana dal. It can be spiced with vegetables to make it more filling.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Jharkhand
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Dish Type Dosa Varieties
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 1 cup Chana Dal
  • 3 nos Green Chilies
  • 1 cup Onion
  • 1/4 cup Peas i used frozen
  • Handful Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak rice and dal together for 4-5 hours.
  • If you are planning to make this for breakfast, you can soak it overnight and grind this before making it for breakfast.
  • Before grinding, drain the excess water from the rice and dal. Take it together with chilies and coriander leaves and grind to a fine batter using little water. The batter should be smooth and well done.
  • Transfer the batter to another bowl. Add green peas and chopped onions, salt and mix well. Heat a shallow pan or an appachatti with 2 tsp of oil. Add more if required.
  • When it is hot, take half a ladle of batter and pour it in the center. Wait until the edges starts to brown, slowly flip the dhuska to other side and cook until it browns.
  • Remove it to a serving plate and serve warm with Dhaniya chutney/ Coriander chutney.


Traditionally the dhuskas are deep-fried. You can also make these as normal Dosas on tawa, making it in appachatti, almost gives a deep fried effect. This batter needs to be used up right away before it gets fermented. If you are not going to use right away, then refrigerate the batter for later use.
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