Nutritional Facts of Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha, Calories in Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha

by Tarla Dalal

How many calories does one tablespoon of Green Chilli Thecha have?

One  tablespoon of Green Chilli Thecha gives 42 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 4 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 36 calories.  One  tablespoon of Green Chilli Thecha provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Green Chilli Thecha recipe.

A classic Maharashtrian accompaniment, the Green Chilli Thecha goes best with Chawal BhakriWhole Wheat Bhakri and Jowar Bhakri and can be made in small batches and stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. This chatpata Maharashtrian hirvi mirchi thecha is sure to add a lot of excitement to your meal!

A delectably spicy combo of green chillies, garlic, peanuts and coriander, the Green Chilli Thecha can be ground in a mixer but will taste even better if you patiently crush it in a mortal-pestle!

I would like to share some tips to make the perfect green chilli thecha. 1. Roasting the peanuts enhances the flavour of the peanuts in green chilli thecha. 2. Add the chopped green chillies, mix well. If you want little less spiciness use the light green variety of chillies or else use the dark green one’s for a very spicy taste.

Is Green Chilli Thecha healthy?

Yes, this thecha is healthy. Made from green chillies, peanuts, garlic and coriander. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Peanuts : Peanuts contain Vitamin B1, Thiamine which helps form ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which body uses for energy. A handful of peanuts gives you 7.3 grams of Protein. Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews are rich in Protein and healthy monounsaturated fats which won’t spike your blood sugar levels and good for a diabetic snack and healthy heart snack. Eating a handful of Peanuts a day is said to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) in your body which is good for heart health. Read 11 amazing benefits of peanuts

Green Chilli : Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

Garlic : Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Read here for complete benefits of garlic

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Green Chilli Thecha?

Yes, they can. It is made mainly of peanuts which is healthy for heart, diabetes and weight loss. 

Can healthy individuals have Green Chilli Thecha?

Yes, this is one among many healthy chutneys.


What is a healthy accompaniment to the Thecha? 

Maharashtrians have it with whole wheat bhakri

Whole Wheat Bhakri
Whole Wheat Bhakri

Green Chilli Thecha is good for

1. Healthy Lifestyle

2. Weight Loss

3. Diabetics with heart issues

4. Heart Patients accompaniments

5. Diabetic Accompaniments

6. Kids

How to burn 42 calories that come from one tablespoon of Green Chilli Thecha?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         13  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            4  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           6  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =           7  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual

Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy42 cal2%
Protein1.4 g3%
Carbohydrates0.9 g0%
Fiber0.5 g2%
Fat4 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A74.1 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C1.2 mg3%
Vitamin E0.4 mg3%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)12.9 mcg6%
Calcium6.3 mg1%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium8.9 mg3%
Phosphorus19.9 mg3%
Sodium1.4 mg0%
Potassium38.5 mg1%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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