1 kg ( 2 1/4 pounds) atta (Indian wholegrain wheat flour)
75 grams ( 2 1/2 ounces) finely diced coconut
30 ml ( 2 tablespoons) crushed fennel seeds
50 grams (1 1/2 ounces) raisins
5 ml (1 teaspoon) cardamom powder, optional
100 grams ( 3 1/2 ounces) ghee (clarified butter)
400 grams ( 14 ounces) jaggery, also known as gur in
Oil for deep frying
1. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well
together with your hands. Next pour in the ghee and
crumble up the mixture.
2. Add the jaggery to a pot and add about 118 ml (1/2
cup) water. Dissolve over low heat until you are left
with a brown liquid, then incorporate it into the flour
mixture as well.
3. Now it is time to use your hands. Place the flour in
a bowl and knead, adding enough water to make a
cookie dough. You can tell when the dough is ready
once it’s possible to roll it out. Shape cookies in your
desired size and deep fry until golden brown.
Thekua are cookies offered to the gods during Hindu ceremonies in Bihar, India.