Dessert

Thekua /Deep Fried Indian Cookies

 

Thekua/Indian Deep Fried Cookie

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Semolina
  • 2-3 tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 cup Cooking Oil

Instructions

  • Firstly take bowl/dough kneading plate add 1 cup flour ,1/2 cup semolina add 2-3 tbsp oil rub them between your palms .
  • Try to make a ball from the flour mix they should bind well if not then add more oil .
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder add chilled water in parts the dough should be stiff don't knead them properly just knead so that all the ingredients combines well .
  • Divide the dough mixture in equal parts and make a ball press the balls between your palm or on any flat surface .
  • Now heat oil in kadai or pan on low flame don't overcrowd the kadai only add 3-4 Thekuas at a time always fry them on low flame or they may remain uncooked from inside .
  • Keep the fried Thekuas on kitchen towel to soak excess oil and firm up in the air then store them in an airtight container

Notes

The dough should be stiff and shape  the Thekuas as soon as you knead the dough or the sugar will  start releasing water and make the Thekuas Soggy  always fry them on low flame for evenly cooked Thekuas and always turn them very gently in a kadhai 

Thekua is a deep-fried traditional sweet from Bihari cuisine If you are a fan of Bihari Sweet then must try this easy Thekua recipe my recipe is totally different from the traditional one traditionally the recipe requires whole wheat flour, jaggery but here I am using all-purpose flour, semolina, sugar, and refined oil traditionally ghee/ clarified butter is used which makes it hard in few days so here I am using vegetable oil. .the best thing about this recipe is that it has a long shelf life can store it in an airtight container and enjoy it at any time. For the recipe, you need 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup semolina 2-3 tbsp oil sugar as per your taste mix them all then add water in parts and knead the flour it should be stiff add cardamom powder divide them into equal parts press them flat you can use a cookie cutter or just press them between your palm then deep fry them on low flame till golden brown from all sides. when the Thekuas were cooled properly then store them in a container if you store them warm they became soggy.

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