Thecha/ Kharda/ Green chilly quick chutney

Thecha is a spicy chutney which is freshly ground normally. In marathi, "thechne" means pounding, this reasons the name of the chutney. It is also popularly known as kharda, guess means the same. Whatever is the history about the naming ceremony, this is yummy and must have with bhakri.
Commercially you will easily find the one with red chilli that stays for long, however, at home it is made using fresh green chillies. Different parts of the state add different ingredients. 
Whenever you decide to visit maharashtra and do that via road, I urge you to try the bhakris and thecha in different parts, it is an exploration on its own.


Ingredients
5-6 green chillies
4-5 garlic cloves
1 tspn oil
few sprigs of coriander
salt to taste
a tspn lemon juice (optional)

Method
1) In a pan, heat oil and fry the green chillies until the skin gets blistered
2) Now in a mortar, pound the garlic, green chillies, coriander along salt. 
3) The chutney should be coarsely ground.
4) Add lemon juice if you want and serve

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16 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

Feel like eating it right away..I just love this green chilly thecha....Pradnya, it's chai time...but I don't mind eating a baakhri with thecha:))

Srivalli said...

That must surely be so spicy!..I can surely trust my athamma to make such chutneys..:)

Priya Suresh said...

Super hot chutney, quite flavourful.

Chitz said...

Very new to me.. Looks damn inviting :) Yummily..

Archana Potdar said...

Awesome picture Pradnya. Will remember to make this this time around clean forgotten abt it. Thanks

Pallavi Purani said...

Chillies, corriander and lemon according to me is a combination that one MUST never forget to taste. It just opens up all your senses.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Super spicy chutney..bookmarked..

Rajani S said...

My neighbour made this for me once and I liked it very much. Will check out this place if I make this again :)

Suchi Sm said...

spicy hot mouth watering chutney... best with parathas...

Preeti Garg said...

Lovely

Preeti Garg said...

Lovely

Pavani N said...

What a spicy chutney. Looks amazing.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Oooh..spicy chutney for sure!

Manju said...

Oh super hot chutney, I couldn't imagine eating this. One of my neighbor needs this all time. He use to bring when I invite them for dinner.

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!That surely must have been very spicy...my mother in law will love this

Suma Gandlur said...

I wouldn't dare to taste a green chilli chutney but my husband would sure relish this combo.

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