Mirchi cha Chatka aka Yoghurt Mirchi

July 26, 2007 at 10:42 am 13 comments

Mirchi is Chilly (here dark green ‘Lavangi’ Mirch) and Chatka means ‘burn’ in Marathi. Does that give you an indication of how fiery this recipe must be? This recipe is sure to burn your taste buds.

This is an out –and- out chilli entusiats’ recipe.

I have used dark green Mirchi (something like ‘Lavangi’)for this recipe which is more Pungent. If your palette cannot tolerate the heat, use chillies which are less pungent.

Before you enjoy this ‘Chatka’ make sure your room is well ventilated or even better switch on the AC or the fan J

I have to warn you like the ‘Radio Mirchi’ RJ- It’s Hot J

Mirchi-cha Chatka for this month’s JFI-Mirchi hosted by the Nandita of Saffrontrail. or Yoghurt Mirchi for this week’s letter ‘Y’ for A to Z of Indian Cuisine hosted by Nupur of One Hot Stove (Hey Nupur I am not Cheating J )


Mirchi cha Techa aka Yoghurt Mirchi recipe


5-6 Green Chillies (Dark green variety)

1 tsp roasted cumene seeds

2 tbsp Curd/Yoghurt whiskedPinch of sugar (optional)

Salt to taste 

Roast the Green chillies directly on Flame. You can use a fork or Skewer to hold the chillies. If you don’t have a direct flame burner you can also grill the chillies.


Roast till almost black spots appear on the chillies.


Cool and pound together with the roasted cumene seeds. Don’t grind the chillies to a fine paste if you are using a mixer. Grind them coarsely.

In a small bowl add the coarsely ground Chillies and curds.

Mix nicely and then add a pinch of sugar and salt to taste.

Mix and serve with Bhakri, Paratha or Sabudana(Sago) Khichdi


         Don’t go by the placid colour of this recipe…It’s Hot J 

Other hot Chilli recipes on My Foodcourt here and here

Entry filed under: Chutneys, curd, easy, green chilli, Maharashtrian, ovo vegetarian, salt, seed, side dish, sugar, sweetener, vegetarian, yoghurt.

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. saju  |  July 26, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    my mouth was burning, just reading the recipe. Thanks for sharing, I plan to try this soon

  • 2. Nupur  |  July 26, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Oh, that combination of spicy chillies and cool yogurt is sooo tempting! Thanks so much for this entry!

  • 3. Poonam  |  July 26, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Madhuli, I am here for the first time. Loved all your recipes…this one here sounds very hot!

  • 4. Asha  |  July 26, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Burn baby Burn!!! 😀
    Looks great to me!

  • 5. sharmi  |  July 26, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    ohhhhh that Hot!! simple and hot recipe to hit two birds.

  • 6. Tee  |  July 26, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Hot & good! Love thecha but never had it with yogurt…being bookmarked.:)

  • 7. bee  |  July 26, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    roasting the chillies mellows them down a bit, does it not? ‘cos else i can’t eat it.

  • 8. Manasi  |  July 27, 2007 at 3:05 am

    ooohh!!! HOT!!! Tasty tasty!!!!

  • 9. anusharaji  |  July 27, 2007 at 3:42 am

    oh myyyyyyyyy 🙂 :O
    luv ur posts more each day
    cool shots

  • 10. priyanka  |  July 27, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Madhuli, that sounds like a really spicy recipe… ekdum chatakedar recipe ahe…. nakki kadhi tari banvin.

  • 11. Dee  |  July 28, 2007 at 2:49 am

    this looks so nice madhuli

  • 12. saju  |  July 31, 2007 at 5:17 am

    oooooh, I am drooling, that looks so tasty

  • 13. Sonal  |  November 12, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Hey,thecha looks gud..But i think that garlic is also an important ingredient in Maharashtrian thecha..


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