Khajoor or Khajur or Aata cookies also known as Thekua is a traditional deep fried biscuit that is made as a tea time snack for during the important festivals of India like Diwali, Chhath, Puja, Holi or even special occasions. The Khajoor makes a perfect snack to store.


Enjoy Khajoor or aata cookies as a delicious snack along with tea.

Cuisine: Indian  

Course: Snack

Preparation time- 10 min

Cooking time 20 min.




  • 2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½  cup Dessicated Coconut
  • 1 tspn saunf
  • 1 cup Sugar or according to taste
  • 3 tbspn. Ghee or oil
  • Oil , for deep frying



  1. To begin making the Khajoor (Thekua) , in wide bowl mix whole wheat flour with sugar, saunf and desiccated coconut Mix well. Add ghee or oil slowly and using your fingers mix gently until you get coarse crumbs.

  1. At this stage slowly add in water and knead the dough gently with your fingers till you get thick firm khajoor dough. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.

  1. Take one small dough balls and press any basket or wooden shape for making design.

Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Add one by one khajoor in oil and fry gently.

Fry till golden brown on both the sides on low heat for 2-3 minutes and then on medium till done. Once done, remove the Khajoor Cookies on plate.

Cool and store in an air tight container.

The Khajoor (Thekua) can stay fresh for 2-3 weeks when stored in a clean and dry airtight container.

Serve Khajoor as a delicious snack along with tea can enjoy any time.

Video recipe of khajoor