Ghugni with Dhuska - Bihari Cuisine

Today we are travelling to Bihar,its one of the state situated in Eastern part of India.Bihari cuisine is predominantly vegetarian and they use mustard oil and panchporan spices.The very famous dishes in Bihar are sattu ki paratha where as paratha is stuffed with sattu(fried chikpea flour),chokka and bihari kebabs.
Coming to the recipe I bookmarked this one from Vaishali's blog.Ghugni is a curry made with chickpeas and dhuska,a kind of deep fried pancake is served along with ghugni.
Dhuska is a deep fried pancake which resembles vella paniyaram in taste,made in Tamilnadu.But here instead of deep fry,I used a small omelette pan and shallow fried .Lets move on to the recipe...........

Basic Information

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Serves - 2


Soaked black chickpeas11/2 cups
Tomato(chopped)1(medium size)
Ginger/inji1 tsp(grated)
Green chilly/pachamilagai1-2
Red chilly powder/milagai podi1/2 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder1/4 tsp
Aamchur powder1/2 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Coriander leaves1tbs(chopped)
Oil1 tbs
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2 tsp

  • Heat a pressure pan with the oil and crackle the cumin seeds,add in the chopped green chilly and grated ginger.
  • Next goes in the chopped tomato,cook it until mushy.
  • Now add the soaked channa/chickpeas and give it a mix.Then add the red chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix it well and cook it till the oil separates,now add around 11/2 cups of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles in a medium flame.
  • Once the pressure subsides,add the garam masala powder and aamchur powder,cook it for a minute.
  • Finally sprinkle the coriander leaves and put off the flame.

Recipe for Dhuska

Basic Information
Soaking time ~2hrs
Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~10-15 minutes


Raw rice/pacharisi1 cup
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu1/4 cup
Channa dhal/kadalaparuppu2 tbs
Salt1 tsp
Oilas needed


  • Soak the dhals and rice together for at least 2 hrs.
  • Grind it to a fine paste,add the salt and mix it well.
  • Heat a pan,add in 2 tsp of oil and pour a ladle full of batter.Let it cook,flip it to the other side and cook it for a minute.
  • Remove it and serve it with ghugni.
  • For the deep fried version pour a ladle full of batter in the hot oil and cook it.


Also linking this to Cooking with Seeds- Chickpeas event happenings at my space,started by Priya of Priya's versatile recipes.


so yummy!! delicious clicks as usual!!

Looks very very delicious and yummy aks...

Would love to try dhuska...something new

Ghugni and dhuska,looks like prefect pair, i can happily have them both anytime,lovely dishes together.

Wonderful combination. Looks delish

Nice pictures, both ghugni and dhuska look delicious.

Lovely combination. Clicks are awesome.

Nice presentation and looks like an nice combination.

Oh my wat can I say well paired and fabulous ghungni and dhuska there :) made to perfection :) am just stuck in your fantastic clicks and styling :)

lovely bihari cuisine! lovely photographs too

Beautiful clicks .The ghugni Dhuska is a delicious combo and you have done a fantastic job with it. Very well presented. ..Thanks for trying.

Wow! Lovely spread! Had bookmarked from Vaishali's space too :)

After seeing lot of ghugni dhuska recipes, I am tempted now to give a try..

the pictures looked so good that for once idid not read much of the recipe, but i will come back for it as i have to makethis now

I have made a different version of dhuska. Yours looks yumm with gughni...

Ghugni and dhuska looks awesome...stunning clicks !

The pictures are stunning pretty if I can refer to food like that..:) really can spin a tale with your pictures..

Looks awesome. I too made the same combo from Vaishali's. As for the dhuska I will try your method to make it next time.

wow looks so amazing i have not heard of this recipe clicks are amazing

So delicious! I also have this bookmarked from Vaishali's blog, but I am making it for Jharkhand :)

Awesome combo nalini and wonderful pictures!!! dhuska i too tried for jharkhand, but then again settled for something else.

Lovely combo and presentation !

Beautifully presented dishes & pics are so catchy & beautiful.

Pictures are so good Nalini and I am loving that bowl of yours.And nice recipe choice too :)

I too cooked dhuskas. Your combo looks delicious.

My mom made a different kind of Dhuska where the Chana Dal quantity is half the quantity of rice and she uses various other ingredients too. Her cooking is just out of the world but your version also looks yummy. I will definitely try as this is less oily than the traditional Bihari Dhuska. Thanks

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