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Maharashtrian Green Chilli Thecha served in a white bowl. Green chillies and garlic seen in the background with a mortar and a pestle

Maharashtrian Green Chilli Thecha (Hirvi Mirchi cha Thecha)

Maharashtrian Green Chilli Thecha is a spicy accompaniment that is generally served with bhakri or thalipeeth . A perfect chutney to perk up any meal.
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Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 18-20 Dark Green Chillies
  • 8-10 Big Size Garlic Clove or 15-20 small size
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  • Slit the green chillies in the centre.
  • In a pan add oil.
  • Once hot add the green chillies and garlic.
    Making of Green Chilli Thecha
  • Shallow fry this for 5-10 minutes on slow till you see light brown spots appearing on green chillies or it getting cooked.
  • Switch off and let this cool.
  • Now in a mortar or a pestle or a mixer grinder grind to a coarse texture.
    Chutney being grounded in a mortar and a pestle
  • Serve it as a side.
    Chutney being grounded in a mortar and a pestle

Notes

There are no fixed measurements to this recipe. It all goes by your preference and taste. Still, I am adding measurements to the recipe card, but feel free to change it as required.
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