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Thekua is a traditional deep-fried sweet snack from Bihar made from whole wheat flour (atta). Thekua is also called kajuria, khajoor, and many more names.

The key thekua ingredients are whole wheat flour (atta), ghee, and jaggery (gur or unrefined brown sugar).

it is traditionally made with jaggery, which makes it healthy and tasty. You can replace jaggery with regular sugar or honey if you want. When melting jaggery, grate it and use a very small amount of water. This is important to achieve a stiff dough, which is essential for the preparation of the right consistency, thickness, and texture. Coconut, fennel seed, and cardamom are also added to the thekua recipe to enhance the taste, flavor, and aroma of thekua. Thekua is traditionally rolled out, shaped, and pressed against a wooden mold called saancha, which can be greased with ghee to prevent the dough from sticking to it before it is deep-fried.


This traditional Bihari thekua recipe is offered as prasad during the Bihari festival of Chhath Puja (it is considered one of the Chhath Puja special recipes).


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