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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fuska (ফুসকা)

For Dough:
  1. Semolina-1 cup
  2. All purpose flour-1/2 cup
  3. Baking soda-1/2 ts
  4. Talmakhana-1 and 1/2 ts 
  5. Salt-1 pinch
  6. warm water-around 1/2 cup
  7. Oil-for deep fry
For Filling:
  1. Potato-3 medium size
  2. Greenchilli-5 (finely chopped)
  3. Onion-1 (finely chopped)
  4. Coriander leaf-2 Tbs finely chopped
  5. Salt- 1/2 ts
For Tamarind Sauce:
  1. Tamarind-50 gm
  2. Roasted cumin seed powder-3/4 ts
  3. Fried red chilli powder-1/4 ts
  4. Salt-1 ts
  5. Black salt-1/4 ts
  6. Sugar-2 ts
  1. Put semolina, flour, salt, baking soda,talmakhana in a bowl. Add warm water and make hard dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Boil potato until it become tender. Peel and mash potato.Then mix with green chili,coriander leaves, salt and onion.Set aside.
  3. Add tamarind in 1 cup water for 30 minutes. Make tamarind paste. Mix all tamarind sauce ingredients and beat well.
  4. Now make 6 equal ball from the dough and make roti.
  5. Cut roti with a 1 & 1/2 inch diameter  cookie cutter. Roll and cut rest of the ball in the same way.
  6. Heat oil in a pan in medium heat. Fry fuska until it turns golden brown color.
  7. Make a big hole in the middle of the fuska shell, insert stuffing there and serve with tamarind sauce.


  1. From where I can get Talmakhna in the USA. Is that available in any Indian or Asian groceries?

  2. You can get at any Indian store.

  3. what is the english name of talmakhna?

  4. I tried to find talmakhna in a indian grocery shop but they don't understand

  5. what is this talmakhna?

    1. talmakhna is shortening

    2. Talmakhana is not shortening. Shortening is "Dalda". Talmakhana is a type of herb thats used alot in ayurvedic medicine.

    3. Talmakhana is called as Phool Makhana in Hindi. When u visit an Indian store, ask them for Phool Makhana or better yet to show them the pic of it on your phone.

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  7. was anyone able to find talmakhna here in USA?

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  9. bangladesh atalmakhna kothay pawa jabay? ata sara ki fuska toiri hobay na?

  10. I worked making deliveries for a Bangladeshi restaurant. i loved the Bangla recipes and I really liked the guys I worked with. I wish all the racists in the US and the rest of the world could understand what they are missing.