Friday, December 23, 2011

Thekua ~ Indian Cookies For Indian Cooking Challenge

This month for the Indian Cooking Challenge, Srivalli challenged us to prepare traditional Indian cookies from the state of Bihar and these are called as Thekua or Khajur. These are crispy biscuits which are deep fried in oil and makes perfect tea time snack.

I had been too busy this month and am very late to post this but still happy that I am able to join in the gang at ICC.


All Purpose Flour- 2 Cups
Semolina- 4 Tablespoons
Powdered Sugar- 8 Tablespoons
Grated Dry Coconut- 4 Teaspoons
Cardamom Powder- 1/8 Teaspoon
Oil/ Ghee- 8 Teaspoons + More for deep frying
Water- To make a dough


Mix flour, sugar, coconut, semolina and cardamom together and add in 8 teaspoons of oil. Using water bring everything together to form a crumbly dough. Meanwhile keep the oil to heat in a deep frying pan at medium heat.

 Roll out the dough to about 3-4 mm thickness, then using a cookie cutter cut out the shapes. Gather the trimmed edges and again repeat the rolling and cutting procedure till all the dough is used up.

Prick the cookies with a fork to prevent them from puffing. Deep fry these cookies in hot oil on medium heat till they turn golden brown in colour. Remove the cookies from oil and place them on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.

Once cool store these cookies in an airtight container, these stay good for about 2 weeks.

Thinner cookies are more crisper than the thick ones and next time I would increase the sugar little bit more as my family has got sweet tooth.


  1. the star shape is so pretty...happy holidays :)

  2. These cuties are definitely addictive na, feel like munching some.

  3. cute shaped and delicious thekua, new to me..
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !!

  4. looks well done: Merry Christmas Raji

  5. these cookies look so cute and super snackable with tea or coffee!

  6. Looks super delicious and perfect.. awesome shots too !!
    Indian Cuisine

  7. They look so cute and perfect as a tea time snack

  8. Perfect cookies for the season...Merry Christmas to you

  9. What wonderful flavors and so cute!
    Happy New Year!

  10. I love the cardamon flavors. I wonder if they can be baked. I'm so afraid of frying ...
    Happy New Year Raji!

  11. Very tempting snack,looks so cute.
    Wish u happy new year Rajji...


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