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How to Make Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha or Green Chilli Thecha
Thecha is a traditional Maharashtrian chutney, which is made up of dry green chili, garlic, and coriander. This thecha is loved by every Maharashtrians as it is very spicy dry chilly chutney with raw garlic. You can serve with Indian flat bread and rice. You can make thecha in different ways. Some people make it with chilly and raw garlic. However, majority people make it with peanuts and coriander leaves. The only chilly and raw garlic thecha is very spicy. Here in this recipe, I have made thecha with peanuts and coriander, which will be medium spicy. I know when you look at the ingredients of thecha it sounds strange and weird but this chutney tastes best when you eat with Indian flat bread and rice. It gives new flavor to your taste buds and tastes delicious.
Basically, thecha is a pounded chutney. People used to pound it in wooden or iron mortar and pestle. However, you can easily prepare this by grinder as well. While preparing this you will need to ensure that you just grind it for 5 to 10 seconds only. When you make thecha in the grinder the chilies get nicely pressed with garlic, peanuts, and salt, which give a delicious taste to this recipe.
- 18 - 22 Green Chillies, Medium
- 1 Cup Roasted Peanuts
- 2 Tablespoons Oil
- 8 - 9 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Tablespoons Salt
- 1 Cup Coriander Leaves, Finely Chopped
- First, wash green chilies properly then chop them.
- After that warm up the oil in a pan and fry chopped green chilies for few seconds.
- Now add peanuts, garlic, and salt in a grinder and grind it for four to five minutes. (Make sure that thecha should be coarse).
- At this stage warm up the oil again and roast chopped coriander in it for a minute.
- At last add prepared green chilly thecha into the fried coriander and roast it for some time.
- Thecha is ready to serve now. You can serve with Indian bread and rice.
Suggestions and Tips
- It is advisable to prepare thecha from fresh green chilies.
- Thecha tastes very hot and spicy when you prepare it. If you eat it on next day it will be less spicy.
- You can utilize low-fat oil for roasting green chilies.
- If you feel that the thecha is very spicy then you can add coriander leaves to make it less spicy.
Nutrition Information & Facts
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Carbohydrates 3 g||1%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Sodium 3 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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