Khajoor (Thekua) Recipe

Tasty Spiced Indian Cookies Recipe

Lubna Karim
Khajoor (Thekua) Recipe
5789 ratings.

Khajoor or Khajur also known as Thekua is a traditional deep fried pastry that is made as a tea time snack for during the important festivals of India like Diwali, Chhath, Saraswati Puja or even special occasions. The Khajoor makes a perfect snack to carry on long train trips or to family picnics as they can be made before hand and consumed later.

Serve Khajoor as a delicious snack along with masala chai on a breezy evening.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Indian Spicy Masala Cookie Recipe
  2. Karachi Biscuits Recipe
  3. Eggless Tutti Frutti Cookie Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

55 M


10 Khajoors


  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1/2 cup Dessicated Coconut
  • 3 tablespoon Cashew nuts , powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 3 tablespoon Ghee , melted
  • Oil , for deep frying

How to make Khajoor (Thekua) Recipe

  1. To begin making the Khajoor (Thekua) , in wide bowl mix whole wheat flour with semolina, baking soda, sugar, cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts. Mix well. Add ghee slowly and using your fingers mix gently until you get coarse crumbs.

  2. At this stage slowly add in milk and knead the dough gently with your fingers till you get thick firm khajoor dough. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a frying pan for deep frying. In the meanwhile using your fingers knead the dough once again until you get smooth dough easy enough to roll.

  4. Apply ghee/oil to the rolling surface and rolling pin. Roll the dough to 1 inch thick circle.

  5. Using a knife cut the Khajoor dough into diamond shapes. Alternatively you can use cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes or can make pattern using fork.

  6. Deep fry the cut diamonds in the preheated oil, by dropping by one by one into hot oil.

  7. 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 using a slotted spoon to remove excess oil. Cool and store in an air tight container.

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

  9. Serve Khajoor as a delicious snack along with masala chai on a breezy evening.