Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Jaggery ¾ cup or 150 gm
Ghee 2 tbsp
Whole Wheat Flour 2 cup or 300 gm
Cardamom Powder ½ ts
Fennel Seeds ½ ts
Dry Coconut shredded ½ cup or 50 gm
Oil to deep fry
Clove buds for garnishing
Take Jaggery, Ghee and ½ cup of water in a pan and put it on medium flame and remove from flame when Jaggery is dissolved.
Take Whole Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Cardamom Powder and Fennel Seeds. Mix well. Knead stiff dough adding prepared Jaggery water gradually as needed.
Take a small lump of prepared dough, make a ball of it and tap and pamper with palms to shape it small thick round.
Put little shred of Dry Coconut in the middle of it and wrap it and make a ball. Press it lightly between two palms to flatten it.
Put it in Thekua mould and press to shape it.
Repeat to prepare number of Thekua from prepared dough.
Just press lightly one Clove bud on each Thekua for garnishing.
Heat Oil for deep frying on low flame. Deep fry all Thekua on low flame to dark brownish to make them crunchy. Flip them while deep frying to get them fried well both sides.
Serve hot or leave them to cool down and store to serve anytime later.
Enjoy Bihari Cookies…Thekua…