Baked Thekua

By      02-Nov 2019       Reading Time: 3 Mins

Baked Thekua

This unique recipe of thekua is a speciality of Bihar and Jharkhand and is specially prepared around the Chath Pooja festival in the form of prashad. We have given this traditional recipe a healthy twist by switching to air-frying and oven method instead of deep-frying. Let’s get started.

Nutritional Benefits

Whole wheat: Whole wheat is an amazing source of healthy fibre that’s good for digestive health. It is also loaded with Vitamin B6, iron, thiamin, niacin, and calcium. It contains energy-giving complex carbohydrates that are essential for overall health.

Rava: Semolina or rava ias also derived from whole wheat. It contains iron, folate, and fibre, and few other vitamins from the Vitamin B complex. It can help in improving heart health and regulation of blood sugar.


  • 100 grams whole wheat flour
  • 30 grams rava/ semolina
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder (saunf)
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi)
  • 30 grams jaggery powder
  • 2-3 teaspoon ghee
  • 10 grams Shredded coconut

Calories in one serving

  • Nutrition Info
  • Amount
  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • Carbs
  • 23.7 grams
  • Protein
  • 2.4 grams
  • Fats
  • 1.7 grams


  • In a large bowl, mix together wheat flour and rava. To it, add cardamom and fennel powder. Then, add shredded coconut.
  • Heat a saucepan and add jaggery powder to it on a low flame. Allow it to melt while stirring gently.
  • Once the jaggery melts, pour it over the flour mixture. Let it cool for a bit (not much else jaggery can harden). Add some ghee to it.
  • Now, knead it to a smooth dough using your hands. Use water if required.
  • Next, make small balls out of the dough. Flatten to achieve a cylindrical shape.
  • Now, load these in an airfryer by brushing a little ghee on top. Air fry for about 8-10 minutes.
  • If you are using an over, bake these at 180 degree Celsius for 12-15 minutes.
  • The thekua should come out crispy and crunchy.
  • You can also make a large quantity and store these for a week in air-tight containers and enjoy these anytime.

Over to you

Thekua is also known as Thokwa and is existent since centuries. It is a traditional Indian recipe that is quite easy to prepare and reflects the true emotion of the Chath Pooja. It is also known as khajur in some regions. Do try out this simple and healthy recipe and share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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