Mirchi Thecha (maharashtrian green chilli garlic chutney)

Hello Everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Mirchi Thecha’. It is a very popular authentic maharashtrian green chilli garlic chutney. Traditionally, thecha is served with bajra roti or jawar roti. In this recipe I have used green chillies, garlic and coriander as my main ingredients. Thecha can be prepared in many different ways, some people use peanuts, some only prepare it with chillies and garlic. Kolhapuri thecha is another version of thecha which is prepared by using dry red chillies.

Mirchi Thecha
Mirchi Thecha

This recipe is shared by my mother’s friend, aunty is from Kolhapur, so this recipe is an authentic one. For all those who love very spicy food this one is for you all. Thecha is a very spicy dish, which is prepared in mortar and pestle (khal batta/sil batta). If you do not have mortar at home, use grinder but grind only for 4-5 seconds.

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Try this chutney with Jhatpat ratlami sev paratha (sev stuffed paratha) , Paneer Paratha (Cottage cheese stuffed paratha) , Gobhi Da Paratha/Gobhi Paratha (Cauliflower Chapati) , Sweet n Spicy Tomato Chutney (Tamatar chutney)  .

Yield: 100 gms

Duration: 5 mins (prep time) + 10 mins (cook time) = 15 mins (total time)

Ingredients for Mirchi Thecha

Green chillies12-15 (medium to large size)
Garlic 2 pod
Coriander leaves2 tbsp (chopped)
Saltas per taste
Cumin seeds1 tsp
Oil1 tbsp

Procedure for Mirchi Thecha

  • Wash and chop green chillies in two parts, garlic and coriander.



  • Heat oil in a deep pan, add cumin seeds and let them crackle.


  • Add green chilli and garlic in the pan. Cook it for few minutes, stop cooking just before green chillies start changing color.



  • Add chopped coriander and salt, mix everything well. Stop cooking.



  • Cover for few minutes.
  • Transfer the mix in a mortar. Ground everything coarsely.



  • Mirchi thecha is ready !



  • Thecha is a very spicy chutney, if you want it to be comparatively less spicy than use medium spicy green chillies.


6 thoughts on “Mirchi Thecha (maharashtrian green chilli garlic chutney)

    1. You can prepare this by using less spicy green chillies or increase quantity of coriander.
      Thank you Anamika 🙂
      Have a lovely day !

  1. I bought chutney last year from a bakery and it’s called “dhecha” here. Not sure if thecha and dhecha are same, but they do look similar. That chutney is just baap of all the spicy thing in this world!!! We can consume only like half a tea spoon of that chutney at a given time. 😀

    1. Then I am sure it was thecha. 😀
      It is one of the spiciest chutney which is prepared here in India.
      It is generally consumed in a less quantity only. 🙂

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