Thursday, December 24, 2009

Zhanzhanit Kolhapuri Thecha

Zhanzhanit means extra spicy in Marathi. This word is an exclusively used for

chili preparations.Thecha is a chutney prepared from green chillies and garlic for which this adjective suits perfectly!

Thecha word means basically a process of of pounding ingredients to make chutney. There are many different types of chilies worldwide. Chilies used for this Thecha should be medium spicy in taste and in shape should be slightly bigger and long than normal green chilies, you will get from the image bellow. While serving add a bit of oil as this reduces spiciness a bit and it will taste heavenly.

Serve: 4-5
Time: 15 minutes


2-3 Green long chillies
5-6 cloves of Garlic

1 medium Onions(chopped in cubes)
2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

1 tsp cumin seeds


1) Remove the heads of chillies.
2) In a skillet, take 1/2 tsp Oil, on medium low flame and add cumin seeds, chillies, chopped onions and garlic to it
3) Roast them uniformly on all sides till you see brown black spots over them
4) When done, pound these along with coriander and salt as required using a mortar pestle (blender will do, but mortar pestle works best)
5) Add a bit of oil while serving(this will reduce the spiciness a bit).
6) Serve with bhakris!


  1. Thankyou for sharing this. Will definitely try this out! I am a tamilian, but love Kolhapuri Thecha!

    1. Thanks.. Let me know how it goes..