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Sunday 14 March 2021

Green Chili Thecha


          This is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe that is usually served as an accompaniment with Indian flat bread like jowar bhakri, bajra roti, thalipeeth, chapatti, etc. It is also called Hirvi Mirchi Thecha in the local lingo. This spicy & tangy chutney is prepared with fresh green chilies, garlic, coriander leaves / stems and groundnuts. 

          You can substitute the hot chilies with some green chili pepper if you wish to have less spicy. This Thecha is generally crushed in a mortar & pestle. However, it can also be ground in a mixer jar coarsely. It can be refrigerated for a couple of days to be had later. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare it. 

  • 1/2 cup green chilies, roughly chopped
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves with stems
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. lime juice 

          Heat oil in a pan and sauté the garlic, green chilies and cumin seeds for 2-3 minutes.

          Add the coriander leaves + stems and salt to taste. Give it a stir and switch off the flame. 

          Add the roasted peanuts and allow it to cool down. Then pound them in a mortar and pestle into a coarse consistency. (You can also blend in a mixer jar coarsely without adding any water). 

          When done, transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle some lime juice. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days. 

          Enjoy with jowar bhakri, bajra roti, thalipeeth or chapatti for a simple, soulful meal. 


                          Heat oil & sauté garlic, green chilies & cumin seeds for 2-3 minutes.

                     Add coriander leaves + stems & salt. Give it a stir & switch off the flame. 

                      Add roasted peanuts & let it cool down. Pound in a mortar & pestle into a 

                      coarse consistency. 

                   Transfer to a serving bowl & drizzle lime juice. Enjoy with jowar bhakri, 

                   bajra roti, thalipeeth or chapatti for a simple, soulful meal. 


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