Mirchi ka Thesa

Sometimes you feel eating something spicy with your meal. Yeah, yeah….the pickle is there and the chutney is there and the salad is there for the crunch. But the spicy, hot quality is missing. Bring along “mirchi ka thesa”. This is one of the Marwari dishes I learnt from my MIL. You can store it for upto a month in the fridge in an air-tight container.


15 garlic cloves

8-9 green chillies

2 tblsp oil

Salt to taste


Peel the cloves and chop them. Remove the stem from the chillies and cut them into half. You can add more chillies for a spicier taste. Heat oil in a pan and add the cloves and chillies to it. Fry till the cloves and chillies change color. Remove from pan and let it cool. Add salt to the mix and grind it to a coarse mixture in a blender. Mirchi ka thesa is ready.

6 Responses

  1. Hey, Thanks for dropping by an for sweet words..
    U have a nice blog too.. Wow, liked this simple spicy thesa.. shall try soon !!

  2. the recipe looks good..how ever it is very traditional marathi dish, never knew it was a marwari dish?

  3. Yummy I really love this dish, and make it whenever I get bored, or want to eat something spicy, lived in Maharashtra for 25 yrs and love these simple dishes đŸ˜‰

    You can also add JEERA, and ROASTED GROUNDNUTS.

  4. A Marwari friend gave me a taste of Thesa about 30 years back. And I’ve never tired of it.
    There is a slight variation, however. A generous amount of chopped and ground coriander adds to the taste. A hot coal ember put in the bowl and left for sometime takes the taste to new heights!

  5. Coal ember is a great idea….will definitely try it.

  6. this sounds yummy..
    will definitely try this recipe…

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