Thekua/ Khajoor

Today's recipe is Thekua also called as Khajoor is one of the bihari snack which is sweet. Try making this snack with you kids as they love to make these. Here goes the recipe...

We need:

Wheat flour 2cups
Coconut 2 tbsp
Water 1 1/2 cup
Jaggery (Gur) - 300 gm
Green Cardamom powder 1/2 sp
Ghee or vegetable oil for deep frying
Saancha (A Saancha is basically an embroidered surface of wood like the ones used for making block prints. This is used to give an embroidered look to the surface of khajoor when it gets pressed against it)


Mix jaggery, water, and green cardamom into a watery solution.
Mix 4 tbsp ghee, jaggery syrup prepared above and coconut to wheat flour and make dough of it as chapati dough.
Use only as much jaggery syrup as required to make dough.
Take a lump of dough (the size as that for making chapaatis), press it flat on your palm like a peda then press it against a saancha for making khajoor.
After the khajoor has aquired the imprint from the saancha, it is deep fried in ghee till reddish brown.

You can make these in what ever shape or size u wish to. I made this as a bite size as it would be easy for kids to consume.
Remove and let them cool and serve.


The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks very nice and inviting, i am little daunted by the laborious process, will park it for a weekend

Srivalli said...

We loved thekuas..good to see you made them..

Priya Suresh said...

We just tried these thekua few days back for Indian cooking challenge, u r just pulling me again to try some..fantastic.

Julie said...

Awesome n perfect snack !!
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

tempting and delicious.

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Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks very inviting...

Vardhini said...

Nice snack and thx for linking to the event.

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Pavani said...

Thekuas look yummy.