Thekua Recipe

This Chhath Puja is a Hindu religious ceremony. Make this simple and delectable Thekua recipe at home. Simply follow these simple steps to make this traditional Bihari Khasta Thekua Recipe!

If you enjoy Bihari sweets, you must try this simple Thekua Recipe. This Khajur recipe is popular for all the right reasons: it’s quick to prepare and makes the perfect snack. Follow this super quick and easy Bihari Khasta Thekua Recipe for the most authentic taste. Thekua, also known as Khajur in Bihar, has a crispy, sweet, and crunchy flavour. It is prepared for popular festivals and special occasions. The sweet taste of Khajur or Thekua is thought to bring family togetherness and happiness. Wheat flour, ghee, coconut, sugar, and oil are used to make it. It is a deep-fried preparation that is high in calories but so delicious that you would eat 2-3 of them in one sitting. Thekua is traditionally made with gud or jaggery, but we’ve made it with sugar here. Fennel seeds are used in some variations of this Bihari recipe to enhance the flavour. You can make this dish healthier by substituting sugar-free or stevia for the regular sugar. This will reduce the calorie count. The best part about this dish is that it keeps well and can be packed for road trips. In fact, you can keep it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place and enjoy it whenever you want. Furthermore, it is best served with tea and some savouries. So, the next time you have a special festival or occasion, try this amazing dish and woo your loved ones with its delectable taste. So, what are you holding out for? Try this simple recipe and share your thoughts in the comments section below. Aside from this amazing recipe, you can also make Besan ladoo, nariyal ke ladoo, balushahi, mysore pak, malpua, jalebi, basundi, rasgulla, and shahi tukda.

AuthorManita

Yields15 Servings

 500 g wheat flour
 1 tsp ghee
 2 cups refined oil
 2 cups water
 300 g sugar
 1 tsp powdered green cardamom
 ½ cup grated coconut
 1 tsp fennel seeds

1

Make the sugar syrup -
To make this Bihari recipe, heat 2 cups of water in a deep-bottomed pan over medium heat. After the water has come to a boil, add the sugar and stir until it melts. When the sugar has melted, turn off the heat and set the pan aside.

2

Allow the sugar syrup to cool before using it -
Stir in the ghee and sugar syrup to combine. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature before using.

3

Make a soft dough by kneading it -
Now, in a dough kneading plate, combine wheat flour, grated coconut, fennel, and cardamom powder. (Utilize whole wheat flour.) It enhances the flavour of the Thekua while also being healthier.) Mix thoroughly before adding the sugar syrup in batches to knead the dough. Check that the dough is not too soft. It has to be difficult or your Thekua will turn into pooris!

4

Form the Thekua -
Make small balls of dough with your hands once the dough is ready. You can shape them with a cookie cutter if you press them flat. You can also emboss a design on them to make them more appealing.

5

Thekua should be deep fried -
Now, heat oil in a kadhai over high heat. When the oil is hot enough, place a flattened piece of dough in it and deep fry it until golden brown. Keep the flame low so that the Thekua cooks from the inside out. Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough balls and deep fry them.

6

Let them cool & store -
Thekua is ready! Cool them at room temperature and store in air-tight containers.

Ingredients

 500 g wheat flour
 1 tsp ghee
 2 cups refined oil
 2 cups water
 300 g sugar
 1 tsp powdered green cardamom
 ½ cup grated coconut
 1 tsp fennel seeds

Directions

1

Make the sugar syrup -
To make this Bihari recipe, heat 2 cups of water in a deep-bottomed pan over medium heat. After the water has come to a boil, add the sugar and stir until it melts. When the sugar has melted, turn off the heat and set the pan aside.

2

Allow the sugar syrup to cool before using it -
Stir in the ghee and sugar syrup to combine. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature before using.

3

Make a soft dough by kneading it -
Now, in a dough kneading plate, combine wheat flour, grated coconut, fennel, and cardamom powder. (Utilize whole wheat flour.) It enhances the flavour of the Thekua while also being healthier.) Mix thoroughly before adding the sugar syrup in batches to knead the dough. Check that the dough is not too soft. It has to be difficult or your Thekua will turn into pooris!

4

Form the Thekua -
Make small balls of dough with your hands once the dough is ready. You can shape them with a cookie cutter if you press them flat. You can also emboss a design on them to make them more appealing.

5

Thekua should be deep fried -
Now, heat oil in a kadhai over high heat. When the oil is hot enough, place a flattened piece of dough in it and deep fry it until golden brown. Keep the flame low so that the Thekua cooks from the inside out. Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough balls and deep fry them.

6

Let them cool & store -
Thekua is ready! Cool them at room temperature and store in air-tight containers.

Thekua Recipe

Tips

  • Knead the dough with more ghee to make the thekua more delicious and soft.
  • To make it more flavorful, mix in some saffron milk.
  • It can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to three weeks.
  • Instead of sugar, you can substitute jaggery, stevia, or sugar free.