Friday, 27 November 2015

Wheat flour cookies/Thekua - Chhath Puja Special

I was supposed to post this a week back..sorry for the delay.Wheat flour cookies (or thekua as they are well known as) are one of the most famous dishes prepared during Chhath Puja in Bihar.I had them the first time at one of my Bihari neighbour's house and I just fell in love with these delicious home made cookies.They are very healthy as they are made up of wheat flour.Easy to prepare and the best part is you can store them for 2-3 weeks, so they make up a healthy and handy snack :)

whole wheat flour/atta(4cups)
fennel seeds/saunf(1tspn)
crushed/powdered cashew nuts

Take atta in a mixing bowl.
Heat water in a pan and add sugar to it.No need to melt the sugar completely.
Add saunf, crushed cashew nuts to the flour.
Now slowly add the sugar water to the flour and knead it.
The dough should be dry and not soft.
Make balls out of the dough.
Mould them with your hand or use a cookie cutter to get desired shape of cookies.
Deep fry the cookies or thekuas till golden brown.
You can store them in an air-tight container for weeks.
Enjoy home made cookies at tea time :)