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delicious thekua


Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • Wheat four- 1/2 cup
  • Refined flour- 1 cup
  • Semolina Or rava- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 3/4 cup
  • Water- 10 to 12 spoons
  • Desi Ghee- 1/2 cup
  • Coconut- 1/4 cup (grated)
  • Cardamoms- 2 to 3 cardamoms.
  • Fennel seeds- 1 tablespoon
  • Refined oil- For frying


Kneading the dough:

  • Firstly, Soak the 3/4 cup sugar in 10 to 12 spoons of water and keep it aside for later.
  •  Now take a mixing bowl and add 1 cup of refined flour in it.
  • Now add 1/2 cup of wheat flour in it.
  • Add 1/2 cup of semolina to it.
  • Now add cardamoms seeds in the mixing bowl.
  •  Grate 1/4 cup coconut in it.
  • Add 1 tablespoon fennel seeds in it.
  •  Mix everything properly.
  • Now slowly add 1/2 cup of desi ghee in it.
  • Mix them well with your hands.
  • Make sure the desi ghee gets absorbed evenly. It should resemble bread crumbs.
  • Now hold a dough in your fist, if it forms a lump and does not crumble, your dough is ready for the next step.
  • Now add the sugar mixture in it.
  • Mix them well with your hands.
  • You can add 1 to 2 tablespoon of water if required. You must keep in mind that you are just adding water to mix the dough with water and not to knead it like a roti. (TIP:Add very little amount of water and that to slowly and one by one)
  • Your dough is perfect when takes shape and turns shiny.

Shaping a thekua:

  • Firstly take a small portion of the dough in your hand.
  • Roll them well into a ball.
  • Then flatten them using both your palms and give it a leaf like shape.
  •  Use a knife to draw leaflets on the thekua.
  • Your thekua is ready for frying.

Frying the thekua:

  • Heat a pan with 3 cups of refined oil.
  • Add a pinch of dough to see if the oil is ready for frying or not.
  • If the dough comes up then the oil is perfectly ready.
  •  Now turn the flame to low and slowly add the thekua in the oil one by one.(TIP: Don’t add more than 7 thekuas in each frying batch)
  • Keep the flame at low and let it fry for two minutes.
  • Now flip it on the other side slowly and let it cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. (TIP:Keep the flame at low throughout the process. It makes the thekua crisper)
  • Once it turns golden , your thekua is perfectly cooked.
  • Your thekua is ready, transfer them to a bowl and repeat the same with the remaining batches.
  • Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
  •  Then store it in an airtight container. It can stay fresh and crisp upto 2 months , if properly stored.