Thekua (also spelt as Thokwa or Thekariis), also known as Khajuria, Tikari and Thokni, is a cookie from the Indian subcontinent, popular in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and Terai region of Nepal. Thekua is a revered prasada, offering to god, during Chhath puja. It has been used as a sweet snack for centuries in these places.
The preparation of thekua for the Chhath celebration is usually done in the worshipping room, to maintain the purity.
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Course : Snack
Cuisine : Indian
Prep time : 10 minutes
Process time : 10 minutes
Total time : 20 minutes
Rice flour - 1 cup
Semolina - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Melted ghee - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - to fry
In a mixing bowl, add Rice flour, semolina, grated coconut, sugar and mix
Then add salt and cardamom powder and mix again
Now add melted ghee to the mixed flour and mix again
Now add water gradually to the flout and mix to form a soft dough
Rest for 5 minutes
Take a small portion of the dough, roll like a ball press slightly, press with any cookie shape.
Start deep frying in hot oil, until the cookie turns brown and crispy
Serve hot with hot coffee or tea
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