Thekua is kind of cookies for the people who don’t understand the word thekua.It is a traditional food for all the north Indians,especially people from Bihar,Jharkhand and Uttar pradesh.Made on the occasion of chhath puja(praying lord Sun) for the abundance in nature and thanking him.A simple dish made from wheat flour and jaggery,lets see what goes in making this recipe,foodmyway


In good old days people use to travel by bullock carts or by walking the distances and reaching to places after months,these types of sweets were prepared that could be stored for months and didn’t get spoiled n retain the energy required for the body


Ingredients 1 cup=250ml

  • 2 cups wheat flour(500 gm)
  • 250 gms jaggery(gudd)
  • 1 cup grated coconut(dried)
  • oil for frying
  • 5 tsp ghee
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds(sauf)


  • Firstly break small pieces of jaggery and boil in water till it melts in it,1 cup water only
  • Now strain the mixture in a pan keep aside
  • Take wheat flour in a bowl add cardamom powder,fennel seeds,grated coconut mix all the dry ingredients well
  • Add ghee to flour mixture,with the jaggery water
  • Now knead a hard dough of crumbly texture,just collect the dough together don’t knead it smooth, you can say a little dry dough
  • Now take small balls and roll them flat,Long shape(like leaf)give some design with fork if you want
  • Keep the oil ready in a pan to heat,once the oil is ready fry the Thekuas on medium flame till golden brown on both the sides
  • yummilicious thekuas are ready to eat,you can store them in an air tight container for months to go

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