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Thekua | Baked Thekua Recipe
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5 from 9 votes

Thekua | Baked Thekua Recipe

Thekua | Baked Thekua Recipe, is a popular festive recipe from the states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Baking, Dessert, Festival Recipes
Cuisine: Bihar, Indian, Jharkhand
Servings: 12 Servings


  • Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Fine semolina / Rava / Sooji - 2 TBSP
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp optional
  • Jaggery / Brown sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Ghee / clarified butter - 3 TBSP
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp crushed


  • I used brown sugar to make the Thekua. Measure the brown sugar in a small pan and add 3 TBSP of water to it. Heat it on low flame to melt the sugar and then turn off the flame and keep it aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, semolina, crushed fennel seeds, cardamom powder and baking powder.
  • Add the ghee to the flour and ix it well until it resembles the texture of bread crumbs.
  • Now slowly add the brown sugar syrup to the flour mixture and knead to from a stiff dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking pan with parchment.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball and then flatten it with your palm. Place the shaped dough on the prepared baking pan.
  • If you like, using a toothpick, you can decorate the Thekua with some patterns. I just drew some lines and dots to make it pretty.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the Thekua turn light brown. They will be still a little soft when you take them out of the oven but will harden as it cools down.
  • Cool the Thekua entirely before storing them in an air tight container.
  • Enjoy as a snack or with evening tea.