Halwai February 4, 2018


• 500 g – whole Wheat flour
• 400 g – jaggery, grated
• 1 cup – hot water
• 1/2 cup – coconut, grated
• 1/2 cup – finely chopped Dates
• 1/2 tsp – Cardamom powder
• Ghee or oil for deep frying


  1. Add jaggery to water, heat and dissolve. Take off fire and allow to cool.
  2. Take flour in a large bowl. Sprinkle coconut, cardamom, dates.
  3. Add jaggery water and knead into a stiff dough. Divide dough into 5 portions.
  4. Shape each into a long inch-wide cylinder.
  5. Smoothen by rolling it on a work surface.
  6. Cut each cylinder into 1-inch thick slices.
  7. Now, shape each slice into slightly flattened oblong pieces.
  8. Heat ghee and allow it to get smoky. Slip in a few thekua at a time.
  9. Deep fry over low heat, till light golden and crisp.
  10. Drain and allow to cool on a mesh before storing in airtight containers.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering