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Thekua – Sweet / Prasad from Bihar, for Indian Cooking Challenge !

Thekua is a traditional dry sweet from Bihar where they even prepare it as Prasad (offering to God) during Chhath Puja.Being this month’s Indian Cooking Challenge,I happen to search more about the sweet.Google has it that this is a favorite sweet not only among Biharis,but popular in Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh.Made with wheat flour,coconut,sugar/jaggery,it’s deep fried in ghee/oil.We had many options this time to experiment.I sticked on to the jaggery-wheat version which came out delicious for me.Do try if you love to check the taste of Bihar !


1 cup wheat flour
4 tbsp grated jaggery
3 tsp grated coconut
1/2 tsp rava/sooji
1 tsp vegetable oil
pinch of cardamom powder
oil/ghee for deep frying


In a large bowl combine the ingredients other than the oil for deep frying..Slowly mix the ingredients crumbling with your hand.After it’s been mixed well you may slowly sprinkle water and form it to a stiff and smooth dough.

Keep it for some time.Heat oil in a kadai and reduce the heat.Meanwhile flatten the dough to one inch thickness using your hand .Now make the shapes you desire and deep fry in oil till brown.Your thekuas are ready to serve..


18 comments on “Thekua – Sweet / Prasad from Bihar, for Indian Cooking Challenge !

  1. Tina
    December 15, 2011

    its new to me..sounds delicious.


  2. faseela
    December 15, 2011

    luks delicious……..


  3. Aarthi
    December 15, 2011

    delicious cookies


  4. Insignia
    December 15, 2011

    I had no idea about this sweet till now. Thanks for letting us know 🙂


  5. MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.
    December 15, 2011

    Yum Yum Cookies.Really luking awesome.Perfectly done Dear.Luv it


  6. Priya
    December 15, 2011

    Looks delicious and super crispy..


  7. Rumana Rawat
    December 16, 2011

    awesome dear:)


  8. vaishali sabnani
    December 16, 2011

    Thekuas with the lovely heart shape will steal anybodys heart…..


  9. faseela
    December 16, 2011

    Dear Please grab the award which is waitint for you at my space……….here goes the link


  10. Maayeka
    December 16, 2011

    Looks delicious and tempting..


  11. Suja
    December 16, 2011

    This is awesome,new to me..crispy and yummy..will surely try this


  12. Bikramjit
    December 16, 2011

    oooh i like this too.. yummmy yummmyyyyy



  13. Sobha Shyam
    December 16, 2011

    interesting and delicious ones..


  14. MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.
    December 17, 2011

    A Fabulous Blog Award awaits U at my space.Will be delighted if U Come and collect it.


  15. Vrinda
    December 18, 2011

    Nice sweet,thanx for sharing


  16. Srivalli
    December 23, 2011

    Looks so awesome..love that heart shaped..:)


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