Thekua – Recipe of Indian Cookies


Bihar is important state of India whether Politics or Art / Culture / Education or even Culinary field .

This dish as a part of the Chat Pooja festival .Chath Pooja is a festival celebrated in Bihar,Jharkhand,Uttarakhand and parts of UP for the Sun God and is usually a 4 day festival.More than just a festival it is an observance of rituals and other practices and is a form of nature worship.
Thekua is made on the third day as a offering to God along with Kansara .

Thekua is a simple deep fried sweet made of Wheat flour,coconut,optional dry fruits and jaggery or sugar syrup.It is a staple of festival feast especially during the Chath Pooja which is celebrated in Bihar and also in Jharkhand,some parts of Nepal etc.Thekua is also known as khajoori or khajoorain or Thakua.



2 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 cup Semolina ( Sooji / Rava)

1 cup Sugar

1/2 cup grated Jaggery

1/2 tsp green cardamom powder

1 tsp fennel powder (saunf)

1/2 cup grated or powdered Coconut

4 tbsp Ghee (for moyan)

Refind oil for frying


Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and knead stiff dough. Make small round balls and flatten them in your palm to make cookie shape. If some body wants some designing  get some Thekua moulds just like muffin moulds and give it a shape one as wishes ..

Now heat oil in wok and deepfry them in medium flame till brown in colour.

When cool down, store in airtight container.

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