The historically rich land of Bihar is equally famous for the plethora of delicacies that feature in its cuisine. We get you a sneak-peak into some of Bihar’s most savored desserts, which will surely leave you craving for more.


Crispy, crunchy and sweet in taste, Thekua is a delectable sweet dish, which is often offered as a prasad during popular Bihari festival ‘Chhath’ also known as Maharparv. It is an easy-to-make snack recipe that you can prepare for your family and friends. Also known as ‘Khajuria’ or ‘Thikari’, this snack is a dry snack, sweet in taste and is cooked using wheat flour, ghee, coconut, sugar and oil. A deep-fried preparation, it is high in calories but is so delicious that you would not mind eating 2-3 of them in one go. Traditionally, Thekua is made with gud or jaggery, however, here we have made it with sugar. Some variations of this Bihari recipe also use fennel seeds to accentuate the taste. Although the dish is prepared during festivals, but you can also prepare this traditional dish for potlucks and kitty parties. You can make this dish in a healthy way by replacing the regular sugar with sugar-free or stevia, this will bring down the calorie count. The best thing about this dish is that it has a long shelf life and can be packed for road trips. In fact, you can store it in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place and relish it anytime. What’s more, it tastes best when served with tea and some savouries. So, next time whenever you have a special festival or occasion try this amazing dish and woo your loved ones with the delectable taste of this dish. So, what are you waiting for? Try this easy recipe and give us your feedback in the comment section given below. Apart from this amazing recipe you can also prepare some more festive recipes like besan Laddu, Nariyal Ke Laddu


  • 500 gm wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • 2 cup refined oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 300 gm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds


The Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand are popular for the tilkut sweet, where it is also known as tilkatri. Til or sesame seeds are pounded with sugar or jaggery into a disc-like shape to make tilkut. The tilkuts may be circular, oval, cylindrical, or even cuboid in shape.

It is a traditional dessert primarily made during Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival in India. There are three types of tilkuts depending on the ingredients used.  White tilkuts are made using refined sugar, the sakkar tilkut is light brown in color and made using unrefined sugar, and the dark brown tilkuts are made using jaggery. Each of these has a different flavor.


If you like pancakes, then this sweet dish will be hard to miss for you! Malpua is a popular dessert recipe of North Indian cuisine and is something that you can prepare easily at home. It is a famous delight during festivals and can be prepared in several ways depending on the region. The very reason that malpua can be made in a number of ways is something that can get you excited for it. For example, in South Indian cuisine, lots of coconut is added to the batter as it’s found in abundance. While the North Indian like to prepare their malpuas with lots of khoya or mawa. Some people also like to prepare it with milk powder instead of using milk in it. You will be surprised to know that malpua (known as Amalu in Oriya) is a part of Chappan Bhog that’s offered to Lord Jagannath during the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. It is a popular religious festival of South India and is celebrated with much pomp and show. Traditionally, Malpua is deep fried in ghee and then dipped in a sugar syrup. However, if you want a little healthy version of this popular dessert recipe, then you can shallow fry the malpuas. Malpuas are known to be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, which will melt in your mouth in just a minute. Though, it is enjoyed as it is, however, if you want a better taste you can pair it up with rabdi as well. Rabri accentuates the flavour of this recipe. To prepare this mouth-watering delicacy, all you need is: All purpose flour, semolina, fennel seeds, khoya, sugar, milk, saffron, green cardamom powder and baking soda. So, if you do not have anything on your mind on festivals, then this dessert recipe is something that you must try at home!


  • 200 gm all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 250 ml water
  • 50 gm khoya
  • 100 gm semolina
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 500 ml milk
  • 250 gm sugar
  • saffron as required


Kheer is Indian rice pudding made with only three basic ingredients- rice, milk and sugar. And I think that’s the reason it is so commonly made in India because the basic ingredients are so readily available everywhere.

My recipe calls for more than 3 ingredients but those are all optional and add ons. A simple rice kheer that my mom made was always made with only rice, sugar and milk.

In India when we use the word kheer, we are usually referring to the kheer made with rice.

However kheer can be made with other things as well like tapioca pearls, carrot, almonds etc. I love all variations but if you are looking for a classic Indian dessert, then it doesn’t get better or more authentic that a bowl of rice kheer or chawal ki kheer as we would call in Hindi.


  • 4 Cup of milk
  • 1/4 Cup of water
  • 1/4 Cup of Rice (Basmati or any Rice)
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons of Elaichi Powder
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 10 pistachios

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