Today we are sharing the recipe of Thekhua – Thekua or Khajuria or Thikari is a dry sweet from Bihar. It is very popular in Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh(Purvanchal).
The main ingredients of Thekua are wheat flour, chasni (melted sugar) and ghee. Jaggery can sometimes be used as an alternative to sugar. Dough is prepared using these four main ingredients and cardamom can be added to enhance the taste. Dough is deep fried in ghee or vegetable oil till it becomes reddish brown. It is soft when hot but hardens after it cools. It needs no preservatives and it can be preserved for several days for eating.
This a an easy recipe of Thekhua from Mukti’s Kitchen, a home cook and food blogger. Hope you will find recipe easy and interesting.
Prep Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serve : 6 – 8
Wheat flour – 2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Green cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Clarified butter – 2 – 3 tbsp
Oil – for frying
Take a large bowl add wheat flour,clarified butter,cardamom powder,grated coconut and sugar to get a crumbled texture.
Add little water to make a stiff dough.
Divide the dough into balls and roll out.
Deep fry thekua in hot oil till it gets golden brown.
Drain and serve.
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