How to make Bhakri with Thecha -

Typical rural meal of Maharashtra – it is so very tasty that you will want to eat it again and again

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Bhakri, Finger millet (nachni/ragi) flour

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Breads

Bhakri with Thecha

Bhakri with Thecha Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bhakri with Thecha Recipe

  • Bhakri

  • Finger millet (nachni/ragi) flour 1 cup + for dusting

  • Salt to taste

  • Thecha

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Garlic 10-12 cloves

  • Dark green chillies 10-12

  • Light green chilliess 10-12

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Roasted peanuts 1/4 cup


Step 1

To make bhakri, heat sufficient water in an earthen pot, and let it come to a boil.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 6

Remove the lid and add roasted peanuts, adjust salt and sauté well. Cook for 2-3 minutes and take it off the heat.

Step 7

Cool the mixture, transfer into a mortar pestle and pound it coarsely.

Step 8

Arrange the bhakris on a serving platter and transfer thecha into a bowl and serve the two together.

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