Aaditya Thackeray: Eating Thecha With Meals Is Like Wasabi With Sushi

The spicier it is, the better it is!

by Ankita Mazumdar
Aaditya Thackeray: Eating Thecha With Meals Is Like Wasabi With Sushi

Where are all the spicy lovers? You would certainly agree with what the Yuva Sena leader, Aaditya Thackeray, had to say about the classic Maharashtrian condiment, thecha. On this fun and thought-provoking Sunday Brunch episode, our Editor-in-Chief, Kamiya Jani, learned the correct pronunciation of the word ‘thecha’ and Aaditya’s opinion on this simple yet flavourful side dish. Scroll to read all about it.

Aaditya Thackeray Compares Thecha With Sushi’s Wasabi

We played a fun game of ‘This or That’ with Aaditya, making him choose between some Maharashtrian dishes. One of the options was Thecha or Dry Garlic Chutney and our guest went with the first option with a big smile on his face. It seems like it is his all-time favourite side dish. Thecha is a chutney made by coarsely grinding lots of green chillies, garlic and peanuts with spices.

As a Sindhi, Kamiya wanted to learn the correct pronunciation of this condiment from the Marathi yuva sitting in front of her. Aaditya quickly pronounced Thecha with a Marathi accent and stressed the latter syllable. When Kamiya asked if he liked to pair thecha with his meals, he shared that he enjoys this Maharashtrain condiment with most of his meals and believes, as he said and we quote, “the spicier it is, the better it is!”

What he said next is one of the most epic comparisons we have ever heard! He added, “It is fun (to have thecha). It’s like how you have wasabi with sushi; thecha is just like that.” This sweet (or, shall we say, spicy?) comparison made Kamiya laugh out loud! As a spice lover, we are incredibly proud of this observation, Aaditya.

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What Other Food Choices He Made?

Sunday Brunch Aaditya Thackeray
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Some of the additional options for this food game were Kothimbir Vada or Vada Pav and Aaditya’s eyes lit up as soon as he chose Vada Pav. Mumbaikars, you can relate to this, right? Next, Kamiya gave him a choice between Puran Poli and Shrikhand. As a true Maharashtrian, our guest went with the first option. The last choice was between Pav Bhaji and Misal Pav and he picked the latter. We wonder if he would have a side of thecha with these dishes.

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How much thecha is too much thecha? Aaditya would probably say it is never enough!

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