Hirvya mirchi cha thecha / Kharda

mirchi cha kharda

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Yields around 1 cup of Kharda / Thecha



hirvya mirchi cha thecha

  • Fresh green chillies – 35-40
kharda recipe
  • Garlic cloves – 15-20
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Some fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

How to make mirchi cha thecha / Kharda ?

  • Wash green chilies and pat dry them.
hirvya mirchya
  • Remove end parts and cut them into 2 inch pieces.
hirvya mirchi cha thecha recipe
  • In a heated kadai, dry roast chilies on medium heat until they get some brown dots.
  • Add oil and allow chilies to roast for 3-4 minutes until they turn really soft. Keep stirring constantly.
  • Now make a valley in the middle and add cumin seeds. Let them fry a little bit.
mirchi cha thecha recipe in marathi
  • Then add garlic cloves and sauté for a minute.
mirchi cha kharda recipe
  • Finally add some fresh coriander leaves.
  • Switch off the heat and allow this mixture to cool down.
kharda recipe in marathi
  • In a mortar and pestle, add prepared mixture along with some salt and grind to a coarse paste. Kharda / mirchi cha thecha is ready.
  • For extra flavor, you may squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it.
  • Put it in a jar and store in a refrigerator.
mirchi cha thecha
  • Pour a dollop of ‘sajuk tup’ (clarified butter) on this kharda and serve with ‘jwarichi bhakri’.


  • Saloni Kolwankar

    thanks a ton for this.. my hubby loves thecha and have to keep on refilling from india for every trip i make. this will help me keep a stock at home at all times.. again thanks a ton. your recipes are really authentic and i can try all of those i have missed eating for a long time.

    • PoonamB

      Thank you Saloni..So nice to hear from you :)