How To Make Maharashtrian Mirchi Thecha Or Green Chilli- Garlic Chutney

How we love a spicy, fiery spin to our spread every once in a while! Indian food is known for the wide gamut of spices used in preparing them, but that does not mean all of our dishes are ‘burn-the-food-pipe’ level of hot. In fact, ‘balance’ is key component in cuisines across India. This is why if you have a mellow dal and chawal, the idea of including a slightly quirky chutney into the mix is always an enticing one. And while you may have had many kinds of chutneys in your life, if you hadn’t had thecha, you are probably missing out on a lot.How To Make Maharashtrian Mirchi Thecha Or Green Chilli- Garlic Chutney

The famous Maharashtrian accompaniment is ideally made with a combination of green chillies, garlic, peanuts and coriander. The grainy, super thick and delicious thecha is usually paired with bhakri, a kind of Maharashtrian flat-bread and can be stored for upto two-three days depending on the ingredients you use and the amount you have prepared. It is traditionally made using a mortar or pestle, but nowadays many people prepare it using a mixer-grinder too.

This recipe of thecha Mumbai-based YouTuber Alpa Modi is one take on the fiery accompaniment. The recipe was posted on the YouTube channel ‘Something’s Cooking With Alpa’. You can pair it with roti , rice and parathas as well. Try it at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.