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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thekua - A Cookie From Bihar

Our this month Indian Cooking Challenge stopped at Bihar, this thekua is a kind of deep fried cookies quite popular homemade dessert from Bihar and Jharkhand, since ever i joined this incredible challenge the brain child of this challenge Srivalli of Spicing Your Life never stopped surprising us by choosing many new dishes which are quite unfamiliar for a South Indian like me, seriously i have to say a big thanks to Srivalli for creating this fabulous challenge..Coming to this Thekua, its quite a unknown and a new deep fried cookies never i had or heard since ever i lived in India, all credits goes to this blogsphere everyday am learning many different dishes from each and every foodie bloggers am following since ever i started my own space..I prepared my thekua with whole wheat flour,sugar, dessicated coconut and rava and skipped completely the maida and jaggery eventhough these both ingredients are used quite often...These cookies are quite addictive and stay prefect for many days if they are conserved properly..


1cup Wheat flour
1/4cup Powdered sugar
2tsp Dessicated coconut
3tbsp Rava
4tbsp Ghee
Water to knead
Caramom powder as per need
Oil for deepfrying

Take the wheat flour,sugar,dessicated coconut,rava,cardamom powder in a bowl,add the ghee and mix everything for few minutes until they mixture turns  like breadcrumbs,slowly sprinkle the water and knead as stiff dough..roll out the dough into a thick disc and cut the dough with a cookie cutter..

Meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai,drop gently the cookies and fry on both sides until they get well crispy..Arrange in an air tightened box and enjoy for snacks with a cup of tea or coffee..

33 comments:

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

I didn't know this cookie, thank you for sharing :-).

Ciao
Alessandra

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome luking Cookies Dear.Super inviing!.Luv it.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Very nicely done Priya, looks fantastic.

Pranati Nath said... Reply To This Comment

wow...awesome...can i have one bite..hhehehe....hey can u pls link it to my event dessert for new yaer..:)http://pran-oriya-recipies.blogspot.com/2011/12/eee.html

Zoe said... Reply To This Comment

These cookies are indeed very special in their flavours.

Krithika said... Reply To This Comment

something new and interesting!!! very simple too....nice

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Cookies look crisp and great color.

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious looking cookies

Shabs.. said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya, how r u?Hows life?Nice cookie. A new one for me indeed.....How do u manage to post so much in a month??I am always stunned!
Love,
shabs.

Gayathri NG said... Reply To This Comment

Simply inviting dear n lovely cookies...

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Thekua looks so inviting...

Sreevalli said... Reply To This Comment

Lip-smacking cookies..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

delicious cookies never heard about the cookies,new to me..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

delicious cookies never heard about the cookies,new to me..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I never even tasted or heard of this one. That is a good try!

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds simple and interesting snack

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

very different cookie..never heard of it

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Nice Priya.I think crispy ones are super tasty.

Loveforfood said... Reply To This Comment

I love your site and your food!

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good.. i saw the same recipe in other blog also...

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Priya they look delicious and it's so interesting to find new cookies from other cultures. Is rava semolina?

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

My mom use to prepare this in the shape of Diamond. So, its popularly called as "DIAMOND BISCUITS" :)

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Cripsy n perfect cookie

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely clicks n v flavorful thekuas...

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

new to me. . . .looks yummy

Jaleela Kamal said... Reply To This Comment

rompa arumai priya

shooting star said... Reply To This Comment

one of my colleagues(who's from bihar) brought this once for all of us..and I liked it!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com/

Kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

New to me too Priya! I like the fact that you did not used Maida...have to try it soon. Looks delicious

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Crisoy cookies!! These are new to me ;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

I did not know about these cookies either. They look yum!

Rashida shaikh said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya,
I want to tell you sumthng. It is very common in Uttar Pradesh when newly bride goes back to her In-Laws family after five-8 day’s stays @her home. She carries this Thekua as a gift to her In-Laws.It's a ritual.
Most of them follow this tradition.
Btw Like your post :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good Priya..so glad you could make it!

Priyanka Agrawal said... Reply To This Comment

omg... i cant believe i saw this one on a blog :)i have bookmarked it now!!
so happy to see it posted. it is my long lost love. i had almost forgotten abt it. so many sweet memories of childhood have come back with this post of urs :)
u put a smile on my face!!