Thecha is a popular Maharashtrian dish often served with pithla Bhakri. It is basically a coarse chilly garlic chutney. Traditionally, it is prepared using mortar and pestle. While picking up the chilies, care should be taken that they are not extra pungent. It can be mixed with yogurt too while serving and that is a better way of having it.
ThechaCourse: Veg, Veg BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium
Medium or mild spicy green chilies – 20
Garlic – 25 to 30 cloves
Peanuts (roasted and peeled) – 2 tbsp (a pinch)
Cumin seeds – a pinch
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (optional)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
- Rinse the chilies and discard both the ends, cut into 2 to 3 pieces.
- Heat oil in a skillet and green chilies. Stir fry for 5 to 10 seconds. Keep them covered on low flame for 2 to 3 min.
- Combine all the ingredients and crush them with help of mortar and pestle or by using a dry grinder.
- Serve with pithla – jowar Bhakri combo.