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Thekua - Chhath Festival - Kolkata 2013-11-09 4316.JPG
Course Dessert
Place of origin Indian subcontinent
Region or state Uttar Pradesh (Purvanchal), Bihar, Jharkhand
Main ingredients Wheat flour, sugar syrup or jaggery, ghee, cardamom
  • Cookbook: Thekua
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Thekua or also spelt Thokwa or Thekariis a dry sweet from the Indian subcontinent. It is very popular in Bihar, Madhesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, eastern Uttar Pradesh (Purvanchal) and Terai region of Nepal .

Thekua is a revered prasad (offering to god) in the Chhath puja. It has been used as a sweet snack for centuries in these places.[1]

The main ingredients of Thekua are wheat flour, chasni (melted sugar)and ghee. Jaggery can sometimes be used as an alternative to sugar.[1] Dough is prepared using these four main ingredients and cardamom can be added to enhance the taste. Dough is deep fried in ghee or vegetable oil till it becomes reddish brown. It is soft when hot but hardens after it cools. It needs no preservatives and it can be preserved for several days for eating.


  1. ^ a b "'Rasiao-kheer', 'thekua' make for festive platter". The Times of India. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012.

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