Mrs India’s Food Connect with Thekua
Mrs India’s food connect , Mrs India strongly believes that Food connects all of us in various way . It connects people , cultures , our ancestors .Our food is actual reflection of what we are and that’s why Mrs India Celebrates Food Connect and this is significant part of Mrs India Family . Where all Mrs India Finalists connects over Food Connect . Because remember Food is just not a Food its emotion .
Mrs India Food Connect
Mrs India First Runner of 2022 2023 Dr Anu priya presented Thekua Divine and Delicious Delicacy of Bihar , Dr Anu Priya joined Mrs India’s Food Connect in beautifully draped in Mahbubani Painted Saree to present her Heritage and pride over food connect . Mrs India First Runner Dr Anu Priya who is also a Gynaecologist strongly believes Food provides a means for people to explore and appreciate different cultures. Trying traditional dishes from different regions and countries allows individuals to learn about the history, customs, and Flavors of other cultures. Sharing and experiencing diverse cuisines can create connections and promote understanding among people from different backgrounds. And Mrs India’s Queen Here we presents our first Food Connect with Delicious and Divine food Thekua,
Thekua is a traditional sweet snack from the Indian state of Bihar, specifically popular during the Chhath Puja festival. It is also known as Khajuria , Tikiri and Thokani . It is also popular in Utter Pradesh and Nepal. The word “Thekua” is derived from the Maithili language, which means “a divine morsel of food.”
Mrs India speaks about Significance of Thekua
Thekua is not only a delicious treat but also holds cultural and religious significance in the region. Its preparation and consumption are associated with rituals and traditions, making it an integral part of the culinary heritage of Bihar.
Thekua is often prepared at home during Chhath Puja as an offering to the Sun God, and it is believed to be a favourite of the deity. It is also enjoyed as a regular snack throughout the year, particularly during festive occasions in Bihar and neighbouring regions.
How Thekua is prepared?
Thekua is deep fried cookie made from wheat flour, jaggery (unrefined cane sugar), and ghee (clarified butter). It can be given various shapes or designs. Other ingredients commonly used include grated coconut, fennel seeds, cardamom powder, and chopped nuts such as almonds and cashews.
The dough is kneaded with a mixture of jaggery syrup and ghee, flavoured with cardamom and fennel seeds. The dough is then shaped into small discs or cookies and deep-fried until golden brown.
The deep-frying gives the Thekua a crispy texture, while the jaggery imparts a rich, caramel-like sweetness. The fennel seeds and cardamom add a subtle fragrance and flavour to the snack. The grated coconut and nuts provide additional crunch and taste.
Mrs India’s Queen Anu Priya waiting for Chhat Pooja 2023
Mrs India Pageants would like to thank our Beautiful Queen Dr Anu Priya , Who is brilliant Gynaecologist and First Runner of Mrs India 2023 2022 for connecting us with Divine Thekua . We all should try this recipe given by our queen and master it before Chhat Pooja 2023