Kuchida Khara

Kuchida Khara is a chutney made of red/green chillies. It goes well with chapatis – especially if you like very very spicy foods! It can be stored in the refrigerator for a longer time.


Green/Red chilies, Salt, Cumin seeds, White Til (sesame seeds), Methy seeds (Fenugreek), Dry coconut (grated or pieces), Garlic, Tamarind paste and brown sugar(jaggery).


  • Take two hundred grams of cleaned chillies.
  • Roast them on a slow heat in a vessel with sufficient quantity of oil(couple of tablespoons) for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Put the chillies along with cumin seeds 20 grams, white til 20 grams, Methy seeds 20 grams, grated dry coconut 20 grams, 3 cleaned garlic bulbs (whole bulbs in India or a 6-7 cloves of garlic in USA), tamarind paste about one table spoon and brown sugar (jaggery) and salt to taste in a grinder.
  • Grind to coarse paste.
  • The whole mixture is taken in a seperate  vessel,  a small amount of water is added and brought to boil for about 5 min and cooled.
  • Season with oil, mustard seeds and asafoetida.

Typically Served With: 

This goes well with chapatti, rotti etc.


4 Responses

  1. i hv a doubt… can we use ripe green chillies that r turned red?

  2. i hv a doubt… can we use ripe green chillies that r turned red? plz answer

  3. Is there no roasting of individual ingredients apart from chillies ? Is everything added raw and ground ?

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