Dhuska is a popular deep fried snack from the state of Jharkhand. The yummy snack is prepared especially during occasions and festivals. The people of Jharkhand believe that no festival is complete without preparing this yummy snack .
This is otherwise called as Dhooska or Dushka, the name varies from place to place. But preparation procedure is the same. Basically Dhuska is prepared by ground rice and lentil batter. Chopped onion, green chili, cumin and coriander are added to the batter to enhance the taste and flavor.
This is also a popular street food of Jharkhand. This usually is served with black chickpea (kala channa ghuguni) or dried green pea ghuguni. Though few people prefer it to have with spicy aloo curry or chutney. Dhuska can also be prepared without onion and garlic so that on fasting days people can have this without any guilt.
These fried pancakes can be served as breakfast or as an evening snack. Those who don’t want to deep fry these beauties, they can pan fry or can make as utthapam using a flat tawa.
As republic day is on peak , instead of making tri colour dishes we Healthy Wellthy members thought to share some lost /popular recipes of India. I choose Dhuska from Jharkhand state. Jharkhand which means the land of forests.
The food cooked in Jharkhand is considered to be very light on the stomach and easy to digest. I love the recipes of Jharkhand because they use minimal amount of spices in their recipes. It is a state where people don’t generally relate to mouth-watering delicacies, but like all the other states it too has some staple and delicious treasure trove of recipes.
The cuisine of Jharkhand is not very different from its neighboring Bihar and Odisha. The recipes of Jharkhand are truly exquisite and they are poised with a distinct style of cooking which make them that extra special. A few of popular dishes are thekua, pittha, mitha gaja , litti chikha, aloo chokha, til ki burfi, dhuska , ghuguni etc. Dhuska is a savory snack and takes very little effort and a little time to prepare. This is something different for us and I am sure you ll prepare it again and again for your family and guests. Let’s go to the recipe now….