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Red Chili Thecha

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Adjust Servings:
1 cup red chilis
2 pods garlic – peeled and chopped
½ tbsp ginger paste
½ cup peanuts
1 tbsp roasted cumin (jeera) powder
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Nutritional information

8 kcal
0.1 g
0 g
0.8 g
0 mg
0 mg

Red Chili Thecha

  • Veg
  • 13 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



If you think Indian cuisine is spicy, wait till you taste this spiciest Indian chili sauce also known as Kolhapuri Thecha. If you love the heat from your meal, and have a liking towards spiciest of the dishes around, try this thecha and you will enjoy very much. When you do have so many sweet, tangy and subtle chutneys, a spicy chutney does make things different and interesting. Most commonly served with jowar or bajra bhakri (roti), it also goes very well with snacks and sandwiches.

Health benefits

Although spice is related more to the matters of tongue and taste, we cannot ignore the innumerous health benefits of consuming (adequate quantities of) red and green chilies. Red chili is definitely spicier and hotter than the green chili, but it is rich in iron, which helps in maintaining blood health. They are very efficient in soothing intestinal diseases and clearing up congestion

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How to make Red Chili Thecha

  • Heat up the oil in a pan. Add garlic cloves and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add ginger paste and stir the mixture.
  • Add red chilies and peanuts to the pan and fry on a medium flame.
  • Add in the cumin powder and stir.
  • Sprinkle salt and give it a good mix.
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
  • Transfer the pan contents to a mixer and grind it.
  • Empty this chutney into a serving bowl and pour lemon juice over it. Mix it well again. The super spicy red chili thecha is ready to be consumed with your favorite meal.


  • Thecha is a spicy condiment most popular across the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. There are many variants to this side dish.
  • Red chili chutney or thecha is a very popular relish made in most households in Maharashtra. Often prepared in small batches, it can taste good and last for 2-3 days, if refrigerated properly.
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