Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha – A Super Spicy Green Chilli Chutney from Maharashtra

Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha - Green Chilli Chutney
Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha – Green Chilli Chutney

Last Sunday, we had sweets throughout the day (Ksheerannam from the temple, Moong Dal Halwa that I made, and Jalebis that Daddy bought). By evening, we were craving something spicy and so I thought of Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha. This spicy green chilly chutney is a great favourite in Maharashtra is typically eaten with Bhakri (a type of unleavened bread).

Beware that this is super spicy!

Time: 10 Minutes


  1. Spicy Dark Green Chillies – 12
  2. Roasted Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  3. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Garlic Cloves – 4
  5. Fresh Coriander – A Handful
  6. Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  7. Oil – 1 tbsp
  8. Salt to Taste


  1. In a shallow pan, heat the oil.
  2. Turn the heat to medium.
  3. Add the garlic cloves and cumin.
  4. Stir-fry till the garlic just starts to turn light brown.
  5. Add the green chillies.
  6. Stir-fry till the chillies start to change colour.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Add the peanuts and coriander.
  9. Mix well till the coriander wilts a bit.
  10. Add salt and mix well.
  11. Pound or grind to a coarse paste.
  12. Serve with bhakri or rotis.

I am taking this chutney to:

Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck



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