Thekua (or khajuria or thikari) is a must-have sweet in the Chhath Prasad. It is a tikki made of wheat flour, sugar or jaggery, coconut and dry fruits, which is deep-fried in ghee. The food during this festival is strictly vegetarian and is cooked without salt, onion, or garlic.


Jaggery Syrup:

  • 110 grams jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon ghee


  • 175 grams whole wheat flour
  • 50 grams desiccated coconut
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • oil, for frying

How to Make Thekua

  1. Make jaggery syrup: Pour 1/3 cup water into a pan over medium heat. Add chopped jaggery, add 1 teaspoon ghee, stir well, after 5 minutes remove from heat.
  2. Make dough: Put whole wheat flour into a large bowl. Add desiccated coconut, fennel seeds and cardamom powder, and mix them well. Make a well in the center and pour in half the jaggery syrup. Use your…

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