Red Chilli Chutney

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Red Chilli Chutney as the name suggests is spicy chutney famous in India. In Maharashtra, this is popular as kolhapuri thecha. The kolhapuri thecha recipe is cooked house to house in Maharashtra. Meanwhile due to its spiciness and easy recipe it is becoming popular between spice lovers.

The kolhapuri thecha is stored for a year in Maharashtra. Even Pravin's Kolhapuri Thecha which you can purchase from Amazon.

Pravin's Kolhapuri Thecha is a popular brand in India due to its spiciness and hot taste.

The main ingredients used in this chutney is red chilli which is supported by ginger and garlic. The hot and spicy taste of red chillies when mixed with flavoured ginger and garlic. Then the final product is good in spice with a unique texture. Red Chilli Chutney is also called as Red chilli thecha as well as lal mirchi ki chutney. It is popular with different names but the taste and spice is unique.

Lets see the recipe of thecha or kolhapuri thecha recipe...

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

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Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Quantity: 1.25 Cups

Taste: Chilly Spicy


Wet Masala

  • Garlic (लह्सुन )
  • Ginger (अद्रक) 
  • Red Chilies (लाल मिरची)
  • Lemon (निम्बू )

Dry Masala

  • Cumin Seed (जीरा )
  • Groundnut (शेंगदाना )
  • Salt (मीठ)
  • Edible oil

Method Of Red Chilli Chutney

step 1

Take mixer jar

step 2

Add 1 cup wet Red Chillies, wash it before and dry it

step 3

Also add 8-10 Garlic Cloves

step 4

Meanwhile cut pieces of 2-3 inch Ginger and into the mixer jar

step 5

Further, add ¼ cup Groundnut

step 6

Moreover take 2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds and add it

step 7

After that add 2 teaspoon Salt

step 8

On the other hand take 1 lemon and squeeze its juice in the mixer jar

step 9

Grind it roughly

step 10

Take a Pan. Heat it.

step 11

Add 1 cup edible Oil. When vapours are coming from oil i.e. oil is heated.

step 12

Then, add Red Chilli mixture into the heated oil

step 13

Cook it till oil is absorbed into the mixture

step 14

Ready to serve

Special Note

  • Additionally you can add roasted groundnut instead of raw groundnuts.
  • Similarly you can increase the quantity of groundnut if you want less spicy chutney. Groundnut balances the spiciness if red chillies are more spicy.
  • If you want to store this thecha for a year then avoid using groundnut and increase its shelf life.
  • Cook the chutney properly so that there should not be any trace of water remaining to increase its shelf life.
  • Furthermore for good taste and texture of red chilli chutney use mortar and pestle
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Variations of Lal Mirch ki Chatni / Red Chilli Chutney

  • Comparatively, there can be different methods of this thecha recipe. In some areas instead of using wet red chillies, some use soaked dry red chillies, to prepare this hot and spicy thecha/chutney.
  • Similarly, some use dry mango powder instead of lemon juice to have tangy taste.
  • Likewise, some use vinegar to increase the shelf life

How to preserve Red Chilli Chutney?

This hot and spicy lal mirch ki chatani can be stored for a year. It can be stored in a clean glass or ceramic jar for a year in the refrigerator.

How to Serve Lal Mirch ki Chatni / Red Chilli Chutney?

This traditional Maharashtrian Kolhapuri Thecha can be served as per our choices.

  • Comparatively this red chilli thecha transform the average food into hot and spicy one 
  • Likewise, you can serve this thecha with Indian wholesome meal as a side dish
  • In general, it is served with Bhakri may be of Jowar/Bajra/Rice
  • Meanwhile in some Indian region, this red chilli thecha is served with Indian Snacks like Samosa, Kachori, Pakora, Vada
  • Whereas this lal mirch ki chatni can be served with 

How to increase the taste of while eating ?

  • In addition to this chutney, you can add edible oil on it while eating.
  • Similarly you can add lemon juice if you want to avoid excess consumption of oil. The tanginess of lemon juice also increases the taste of this chutney while eating it.

Benefits of Red Chillies

  • Red chilli helps to Maintain blood pressure.
  • As well as it also helps to burn calories
  • Similarly it is Rich source of Vitamin C
  • In the same it helps to prevents heart problems

Disadvantages of Lal Mirchi Ki Chutney / Red Chilli Chutney

Red Chilli is aged Green Chilli. If consumed in large amounts, the red chilli can have the following disadvantages...

If consumed in excess, red chilli causes internal inflammation, which can lead to ulcer or even stomach disorder.

Different recipes of Chillies

There are two types of chillies namely red and green. Similarly, there are different varieties of green chillies depending upon its regions, type and taste. However red chilli is the dried version of green chilli. From time to time, chillies are an unavoidable ingredient from our cooking culture. Indian people are spice lovers and Indian food is spicy one compared to other parts of World.

Different recipes of chillies are…

My experience with Red Chilli Chutney

My family is spice lovers. We all love the hot red chillies. When there is simple, less spicy curry at home. Then red chilli chutney is good to accompany with food. It's our favorite with any type of food either it is snacks or a regular meal.

In the same way, I use this chutney while preparation of spicy curry to add some spice. My friends or relatives love this home made varhadi thecha recipe a lot. Even some of my friends requested me to write the recipe of thecha so that many can try it. Finally, try it and share it with your near and dear ones.


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This red chilli chutney is a perfect blend of spice and texture. It can be used to add spice in our meal. Try this recipe. Share it with your friends.

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