Bihari Thekua Recipe/ Chhath Puja Special Thekua Recipe

Bihari Thekua Recipe/ Chhath Puja Special Thekua Recipe

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Thekua, is a traditional Bihari sweet that is offered as a Prasad during chhath puja festivities. Every year after chhath puja, my domestic help Mamta, who is from Bihar, brings thekua for us. Not only the taste but the shape of thekua had always fascinated me but somehow never got a chance to make it.

Thekua

Last month, in mega marathon, I was looking for some flatbread that starts with letter ‘T’. Then this thekua came to my mind. I asked Mamta for its recipe. She was so excited that I wanted to make a dish from her State that she not only told me the process of making it but also brought thekua molds from her house. As she was getting late, so couldn’t help me in making them. When she came back the next day, I gave her some to taste. She was like ‘yeh to hum se bhi ache bne hein’. That was a real compliment as she is an expert in making thekua and she loved mine.

Sending this in blogging marathon under ‘Diwali Sweets & Savories’ for the first day of the 4th week. Come back to see what is in store for the next two days of marathon.

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Bihari Thekua Recipe/ Chhath Puja Special Thekua Recipe
Thekua
Servings
Servings
Thekua
Instructions
  1. Chop jaggery into small pieces. Add water and heat it till jaggery dissolves in water. Strain it and keep aside.
    Thekua
  2. Take whole wheat flour, desiccated coconut, crushed fennel seeds, cardamom powder, black pepper powder and chopped mixed dry fruits in a bowl.
    Thekua
  3. Add ghee and mix everything well with hand till it resembles a crumble. Press some flour in your hands, if it holds then it is fine, otherwise add some more ghee and mix well.
    Thekua
  4. Slowly add jaggery mixture and knead a stiff dough. Rest for 15 minutes and knead again.
    Thekua
  5. Divide the dough into two parts and roll each part into a thick cylinder.
  6. Cut each cylinder into thick slices depending on the size of thekua you want.
  7. Take each slice and press it on thekua mould. If you don't have thekua mould, you can make some pattern with a fork or press it in a greater with big whole to make pattern.
    Thekua
  8. Similarly make all the thekua.
    Thekua
  9. Heat oil on a medium to low flame. The oil should not be very hot, otherwise thekua will become dark on the exterior but will remain uncooked from inside.
    Thekua
  10. Fry thekua on low heat till golden and crisp.
  11. Drain on an absorbent paper and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.
    Thekua
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14 thoughts on “Bihari Thekua Recipe/ Chhath Puja Special Thekua Recipe

  1. When I had made this many years ago when my Bihari colleague shared the recipe, we all enjoyed it so much and wanted to make again. Never got around making it though. Those molds look very cute!

  2. Amazing cookies which have been deep fried. I love those rustic looking mulds. Lucky that you could lay your hands on the moulds. A traditional recipe always warms your heart, right?

  3. I made these a few years ago though without a mold I used cookie cutters instead. I remember how much I loved them though the recipe I used was simpler without the dried fruit. Will definitely have to try this version next time!

  4. wow thekua is something I crave every time I see. Looks great and surely crunchy and aromatic while munching. I can smell it from the screen. bhagvan jane when I will make…

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