Sweet to taste, crunchy and crusty Thekua is traditional recipe of Bihar and Jharkhand. Thekua is prepared especially for Chhath puja. But these can be prepared anytime you want to eat.
Ingredients for Thekua Recipe
Wheat flour - 2 cup (300 grams)
Jaggery - 3/4 cup (150 grams)
Coconut - 1/2 cup (50 grams) (grated)
Oil - for frying
Ghee - 2 tbsp (for kneading dough)
Green cardamom - 5
How to make Thekua
Make small pieces of jaggary. Add jaggery pieces and less than 1/2 cup water in a utensil. When the mixture starts boiling, stir it with spoon to check whether jaggery is dissolve completely or not. Strain the mixture using sieve once jaggery is melted completely. This way impurities can be strained. Add ghee in this mixture and allow it to cool. Peel cardamom and make coarse powder.
Take flour is a bowl, add powdered cardamom and grated coconut. Now with help of jaggery mixture knead hard and little dry dough. Dough is ready and now we will use this recipe for making Thekua.
Preheat oil in a wok. Take little amount of dough and with help of your palm give it long shape. Follow the step shown in video and place the dough ball in mold and press gently with your hands to give it desired design. Roll the dough into round shape for making simple round thekua. If you don't have molds than make use of sieve, plastic basket or grater for making thekua.
After making thekua from dough, fry them on medium flame. Always fry thekua on medium or low flame. Place as many thekua as possible in oil and fry until they turn brown from all sides. When they turn brown, take them out in a plate with absorbent paper. Likewise prepare all thekua.
Tempting and appetizing thekua is ready. Store in air tight container when cooled completely and enjoy eating. Thekua can be stored for a month.
You can add cashews, raisins, dried dates or any other dry fruit you like eating can be added while making thekua.