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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 or.you can enjoy any time.
Video recipe of khajoor