Bhakri with Thecha

Typical rural meal of Maharashtra – it is so very tasty that you will want to eat it again and again This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Bhakri with Thecha
Main Ingredients Bhakri, Finger millet (nachni/ragi) flour
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Breads
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Bhakri with Thecha

  • Bhakri
  • 1 cup + for dusting Finger millet (nachni/ragi) flour
  • to taste Salt
  • Thecha
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 10-12 cloves Garlic
  • 10-12 Dark green chillies
  • 10-12 Light green chilliess
  • to taste Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Roasted peanuts


  1. To make bhakri, heat sufficient water in an earthen pot, and let it come to a boil.
  2. Take ragi flour in a large bowl, add salt and mix well. Pour the hot water little at a time, mix well till it forms soft dough.
  3. Divide the dough into equal portions and shape each into a ball. Dust each ball with ragi flour, flatten it and roll into a thin disc.
  4. Heat an earthen tawa, place the discs on it, one at a time, and cook, turning sides, till small brown specks appear on both sides. Take it off the heat and keep under a muslin cloth.
  5. To make thecha, heat oil in another earthen pot, add garlic, dark green chillies, light green chillies and sea salt and sauté well. Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the lid and add roasted peanuts, adjust salt and sauté well. Cook for 2-3 minutes and take it off the heat.
  7. Cool the mixture, transfer into a mortar pestle and pound it coarsely.
  8. Arrange the bhakris on a serving platter and transfer thecha into a bowl and serve the two together.