"Cardamom flavored Coconut Cookies" are the baked version of the traditional homemade cookies "Thekua", originating from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh....the Northern states of India.
These traditional deep fried cookies are a delight for those with a sweet tooth but these days we all are so health conscious that we avoid eating deep fried food. But being health conscious doesn't mean that we give upon our traditional food. So this Diwali I made these cookies trying to incorporate most of the ingredients which are used traditionally, but have avoided deep frying to make it more healthy.
Coconut, dry desiccated - 1 cup
Refined flour - 1/2 cups
Butter, unsalted - 6 tablespoon (approx. - 90 gms)
Green cardamom - 2 pods
Black cardamom, seeds - 2
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/4th teaspoon
Preheat oven at 340 degree Fahrenheit or 170 degree Celsius.
Dry roast the desiccated coconut at very low heat for 2-3 minutes, ensure that it does not turn brown, transfer to a plate and let it cool.
Transfer onto a wire rack and let them cool. Once cooled store them in air tight containers and enjoy.