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Thekua ( Indian Fried Cookies )

Ever heard of a fried cookie? Well leave it to India to come up with this unique treat!
Servings: 12
Calories: 35kcal


  • 1 cup chappati flour whole wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dessicated grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons semolina
  • 3 teaspoons ghee
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • oil for frying


  • Using a coffee/spice grinder, grind the powdered sugar until very fine.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, coconut, semolina, ghee and cardamom. Mix to combine.
  • Add milk a little at a time, until you have a soft dough.
  • On a lightly wooden board, roll out dough to 1/4″ thick.
  • Using cookie/biscuit cutters, cut out shapes.
  • Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying. (I added 2 heaping tablespoons of ghee into the oil for more flavor.)
  • Fry cookies until browned and crispy.
  • Drain on paper towels.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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