Thecha Recipe step-by-step
During the monsoons we used to take our bikes and ride upto the Sinhagad fort just to enjoy some onions pakoras, some spicy thecha with pital bhakri. And this simple food, would hit the right spot. It had become such a tradition that even when we stopped going to Sinhagad we would still make it in our house. The taste of that spicy thecha with the pitala and bakri takes me back in time, where things were simple but heartfelt.
So let me first explain what thecha is
Thecha is a spicy Chutney / condiment prepared across the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.It has many variants but the primary ingredients are Chillies (Green /Red) and Garlic, tempered in oil . variations might include spices such as Peanuts, Cumin, Sesame Seeds, Hing, Cloves and grated coconut seasoning.Traditionally the ingredients are crushed in metal or stone pastels but but you can also use food processors.It is served with dishes like pithla bhakri. or is eaten with bhakri.
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Ingredients for the Thecha Recipe
- 10-12 Green Chillies
- 2 whole bulbs Garlic
- As per your taste Salt
- 1 tbsp Oil
Prepping for making the Thecha
Now guys as we are making thecha the authentic way we are not going to use the mixer ginder we are going to use the mortar pestle.
1)we need to roughly break the green chillies and add it to our mortar
2)Then add all of the garlic followed by salt.
3)Now using the pestle lets crush it.
Using a Mortar pestle releases oil from the Chillies and the garlic which gives us that amazing authentic taste. You can use the blender, if you want but i am telling u just try it this way once.
Method for making the Thecha
4)And now that the green chillies and garlic are crushed, it’s will be coarse paste and that is what we need.
5)Now in a kadai add some oil and wait for it to get hot.
6)Once it’s hot add the hand crushed coarse paste and cook it for about 2 minutes.
7) After 2 minutes turn off the flame and time to remove in a bowl
8)And our thecha is ready.
Its tastes really good with some bhakri, or with some pitla or even with roti when you want a little kick in your daily meals.