T has to be for Thecha– a must try for any chilli enthusiast.
Fiery Hivya Mirchicha Thecha (Green Chilli- garlic chutney) is enough to spice up any meal.
Spicy green chillies are pounded (Thecha means to crush or pound in Marathi) together with lots of garlic and some roasted peanuts in a mortar and pestle (only) to make this much loved irresistible Chutney-Thecha.
8-9 green chillies, de-stemmed and washed.
8-9 cloves garlic peeled
A handful of peanuts roasted and skins removed
Rock salt as per taste (or common salt/table salt)
1 tsp Oil
Heat a tsp of oil in an Iron skillet/Tava. Add the green chillies and garlic and roast evenly till you see brown-black spots on them.
Let it cool.Lightly Pound the roasted green chillies and garlic together with the peanuts and some rock salt. (Optionally you can use table salt)
Iron Mortar pestle-we call it Khal-batta for pounding Thecha. A wooden Mortar pestle can also be used.
Serve with Bhakri or Roti.
Note: Shelf life of Thecha is about 1 week if refrigerated.