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Tuesday, February 9, 2016


How to make Green Chilli Thecha, Harvi Mirchi cha Kharada, Maharashtra Famous Condiment Recipe Thecha - Hot and spicy garlic green chilli chutney, Roasted Dry Garlic Chutney 

Hello Friends, 

My today's blog post recipe is Green Chilli Thecha. Sharing authentic recipe of Maharashtrian dry garlic green chilli chutney with a stepwise pictorial guide.

Thecha is a marathi word which means to pound or crush. Thecha recipe is originated in the rural parts of Maharashtra, but now prepared across many states of India.

Thecha is an extremely hot and spicy chutney made with green chillies, garlic, raw peanuts and coriander leaves.. You'll find many variations of this preparation, but garlic and chillies are one of the most essential ingredients of this spicy condiment.

Thecha is my one of the most favorite chutney and I would love to have this chutney every day with all my meals.. Trust me, this relish surely going to add lots of excitement to your meals.. Plus, it'll make you feel good and energetic and best food for your immune system. Though this is super hot chutney but you can control spice level as per your taste... and more so the addition of peanuts and a few drops of lemon juice makes it heavenly delightful. The addition of lemon juice is not in the authentic recipe, but lemon is one awesome ingredient which creates magic with chillies and works as a blessing to control the spice level of chillies.. The addition of lemon is my creativity and it worked for me.

Let's get started 
☑ Recipe details 

⚪Cuisine Maharashtra (India)
⚪Type Accompaniment
⚪Recipe difficulty level easy
⚪Preparation time 3-5 min
⚪Cooking time 5-10 min
⚪Spice level Very hot

☑ Ingredients required 

⚪1 garlic bulb
⚪15-20 green chillies or as per taste 
⚪ 1 small piece ginger
⚪Handful of coriander leaves
⚪1tbsp cooking oil
⚪1-2 tbsp raw peanuts 
⚪Salt to taste (rock salt or normal table salt as per your preference)

☑ Method
♨ Step 1 Mise en place

⚫Garlic - peeled 
⚫Ginger - peeled and roughly chopped 
⚫Green chillies washed - pat dry - roughly chopped 
⚫Coriander leaves - washed and roughly chopped 
⚫Raw peanuts - dry roasted - de skinned

♨ Step 2 Cooking time

⚫Heat the oil in a non stick fry pan or on concave (tava), add the garlic and sauté on slow to medium fire, keep stirring, until nicely cooked and change in color. Remove from the flame, transfer into plate. Allow to cool down completely.

⚫Now in the same fry pan, add green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger slices, cook on slow - medium flame for 2-3 minutes, while stirring continuously.. Remove from gas stove and allow it to cool down.

⚫Combine all the roasted ingredients that is garlic, green chilli mix and roasted de-skinned peanuts in a mixer grinder jar. Add salt and a few drops of lemon juice and pulse for 12-15 seconds. Serve immediately or transfer it to an airtight container. Refrigerate and use as an when required 


  1. I have never had Thecha before but this Marathi preparation looks super exotic and full of spicy deliciousness. I love spicy food so this is calling my name. Can't wait to try! Yummy share, Deepa!

    1. Hello Anu,

      Thank you soooo much dear. very much appreciate your comment in this blog post.

      You know while drafting this recipe, believe me, i was thinking about you and Maria, as was very sure you'll surely going to love this recipe...

      I'm very much addicted to this recipe.

  2. I tried it & it's really atomic, wow & tasty...yummy yummy.

    1. Hello Friend,
      Wow, very nice happy for you.
      Thank you so much friend. Very much appreciate your valuable feedback.

  3. What a beautiful pictorial description..something new to me...

    1. Thank you so much soma.If you are great fan of garlic like me or love garlic in roasted form, you'll surely going to love this.

  4. I love spicy food and can't wait to try this out! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful recipe dear!

    1. Thank you so much Kushi.. I'm sure you'll going to love this..

  5. Thecha is going to be my dad s favorite. He s a spice lover. I will prepare this for him. He will have a north indian thecha to taste

    1. Yes, I'm very sure your dad and you'll going to love this preparation. For me it's always big yes for thecha.:)

  6. Sounds new and interesting recipe to me..beautifully explained :)

    1. Thank you so much dear for this lovely feedback..

  7. Chilly and Spicy...I tried this recipe...It turned out yummy !!! Thanks for sharing Deepa!!

    1. Thank you so much dear for this lovely feedback.. Very much appreciated.😆👍

  8. Archana Khan - MumbaiSunday, 29 January, 2017

    Wow .. Veg shining and yummy explosion