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Thekua Or Khajoor

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Popularly known as Khajoor, Thekua is popular homemade dessert from Bihar and Jharkhand. Thekua is a sweet and crispy dessert prepared with whole wheat flour, sugar and chopped coconuts. Thekua is ideal dessert to carry with during long journeys as it can be stored for few days. Try this
  Whole wheat flour 400 Gram (aatta)
  Chopped coconut 3 Tablespoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (gur)
  Jaggery 250 Gram
  Green cardamom 5 , mashed (peeled)
  Ghee/Vegetable oil 200 Milliliter (for deep frying)

1.Mix jaggery, water, and green cardamom into a watery solution.
2.Mix 4 tbsp ghee, jaggery syrup prepared above and coconut to aatta and make dough of it same as that for making chapaatis.
3.Use only as much jaggery syrup as required to make dough like the one for making chapaatis
4.Take a lump of dough (the size as that for making chapaatis), press it flat on your palm like a peda then press it against a saancha for making khajoor.
5.After the khajoor has aquired the imprint from the saancha, it is deep fried in ghee till reddish brown.

6.Ghee is strained and khajoor kept aside.
7.Serve when completely cooled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Thekua is a sweet biscuit kind of dish unique to Bihar. Thekua is an essntial offering at the time of Chhat Pooja

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vikas.kumar's picture
I miss 'thekua'. Had it last when I was in Bihar during the festival season a few years ago. A lot of my non-bihari class mates used to relish it when at the end of every vacation mom made some for me to take to school. Thekua may seem easy to make but it takes some skill to ensure that it ends up 'khasta' or crispy. Nice, timely post.
minaxi's picture
I had always heard about it but never tried it,now as i am having the recipe sure i will