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Thekua and Khajoor

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Thekua and Khajoor are very delicious and popular sweet snacks of Bihar. It is customary to make this snack during the major festival of Chhath. In fact it is the most important item of the offerings made to Sun God who is worshipped in this festival. Thekua is also a very popular food which stays fresh for many days and used to be carried during long journeys as a source of nutrition.

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Ingredients:

Aata(Wheat flour) 1 kg, jaggery 250 gm, 4-5 small cardamom powder, pure ghee or edible oil, milk.

Procedure:

Mix well Aata, jaggery and cardamom powder with water to make dough of moderate toughness adding some milk if required. Wooden moulds with beautiful designs are available in market for making Thekua. Use one such mould for pressing the balls of dough into flattened palm size Thekua. Heat pure ghee in a deep pan and fry the Thekua till it becomes red brown. Remove the Thekua from ghee with a strainer and allow cooling down before serving.

Khajoor also is made in the same way, the difference being that sugar is used in place of jaggery and some Maida is added to aata for making the dough.

ng journeys as a source of nutrition.

Ingredients:

Aata(Wheat flour) 1 kg, jaggery 250 gm, 4-5 small cardamom powder, pure ghee or edible oil, milk.

Procedure:

Mix well Aata, jaggery and cardamom powder with water to make dough of moderate toughness adding some milk if required. Wooden moulds with beautiful designs are available in market for making Thekua. Use one such mould for pressing the balls of dough into flattened palm size Thekua. Heat pure ghee in a deep pan and fry the Thekua till it becomes red brown. Remove the Thekua from ghee with a strainer and allow cooling down before serving.

Khajoor also is made in the same way, the difference being that sugar is used in place of jaggery and some Maida is added to aata for making the dough.

 

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