Thekua – Bihari Traditional Sweet Dish.

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Thekua (sometimes called Khajur) is a traditional rural homemade cookie of northern India. Thekua is a revered prasad (offering to god) in the Chhath puja.

Ingredients:

Maida 500gms.
Suji 500gms.
Sugar 500gms.
Milk 250gms.
Ghee 100gms.
Chuhara 50gms.
Elaichi powder 20gms.
Dry coconut 50gms.
Raisins (kismis) 50gms.
Saunf 20gms.
Ghee for deep frying 500gms

Procedure:

  • Cut all the dry fruits into very small pieces.

  • Mix all the items including milk and ghee in a bowl and spray water in small Amount.

  • The mixture should be a little hard. (mixture should not stick to your hands).

  • Make pieces of the size of cookies with your hand.

  • Put a pan on the gas stove. Put ghee in it. Let it be heated for some time.

  • Deep fry the cookies until they turn brownish in color.

  • Take out the cookies from the pan. Now your snack is ready.

  • It can be preserved for about fifteen days if you keep it in an airtight container.