Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Thecha is Marathi means some thing that is smashed. Well then this is the chutney that needs mashing up and it just smashes your taste buds. Let me warn you upfront this is not for people with mild tummies. Even if you gulp a glass of butter milk after it you will remain ablaze for the next 24hrs.

Now after that you still want to take the challenge then here is the recipe of a tame version compared to the village version with loads of green chilies.


2 green chilies
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
few drops of oil

In a non stick wok after heating it add a few drops of oil. Slit the green chilies to avoid bursting them follow up with garlic cloves. Roast for a while till both the green chilies and garlic is stained.

Cool a bit and then mash up in a mortar and pestle with the salt. Leave it coarse.

This Thecha goes as an accompaniment with Bhakri says tradition but let me tell you a secret , warmed baguettes with Thecha smeared on it is awesome or spread it on a pizza for the Indian fusion.


  1. we make something similar in kerala with shallots instead of garlic.

  2. That must be tasting good too. Got to try. Have you posted it?

  3. Thecha ..yuummyy ..love to have this

  4. awesome! going to try it tonight!


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