Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha


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Green Chilli Thecha

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This chatpata dish is sure to add a lot of excitement to your meal! A classic Maharashtrian accompaniment, the Green Chilli Thecha goes best with Chawal Bhakri, Whole Wheat Bhakri and Jowar Bhakri and can be made in small batches and stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

A delectably spicy combo of green chillies, garlic, peanuts and coriander, the Green Chilli Thecha can be ground in a mixer but will taste even better if you patiently crush it in a mortal-pestle!

Enjoy how to make Green Chilli Thecha recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha recipe - How to make Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.5 cup (7 tbsp )
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Ingredients

For Green Chilli Thecha
1/4 cup roughly chopped green chillies
3 tbsp raw peanuts
2 tsp oil
2 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup roughly chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
Method
For green chilli thecha

    For green chilli thecha
  1. To make green chilli thecha, heat a small non-stick pan, add the peanuts and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Remove from the flame, de-skin the peanuts and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the green chillies and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the garlic, and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a coarse mixture.
  7. Store the green chilli thecha in an air-tight container and refrigerate.
  8. Use the green chilli thecha as required.

Green Chilli Thecha video by Tarla Dalal

Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha recipe with step by step photos

Recipe notes for Green Chilli Thecha

  1. Roasting the peanuts besides being helpful to de-skin them it also enhances the flavour of the peanuts in Green Chilli Thecha (Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha).
  2. To separate the peanuts from the skin toss them up and down in a plate, the skins will fly off or use a blower.
  3. We have made the Green Chilli Thecha (Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha) in a mixer, but when made by pounding in a mortar and pestle the traditional way it tastes even better, as on pounding the peanuts, garlic, coriander and salt release juices and their flavours blend well.

Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha Recipe

  1. To make Green Chilli Thecha (Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha), heat a small non-stick pan, add the peanuts and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously. 
  2. Remove them in a plate and let it cool down. Once they cool down, rub the peanuts between your fingertips to remove the skin. You can also rub them between your palms to remove the skin.
  3. Once the peanuts are de-skinned keep them aside. Now heat oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  4. Add the chopped green chillies, mix well. If you want little less spiciness use the light green variety of chillies or else use the dark green one’s for a very spicy taste. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the garlic. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Cool completely and transfer the mixture into a small mixer jar.
  7. Add the roasted peanuts.
  8. Add the coriander.
  9. Then add salt to taste.
  10. Blend in a mixer to a coarse mixture of Green Chilli Thecha (Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha). If you are unable to blend well add 1 to 2 tbsp of water. Traditionally it is made in a mortal pestle (khalbatta).
  11. Store Green Chilli Thecha (Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha) in an air-tight container and refrigerate. Use as required.
  12. Enjoy the Thecha (Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha) with various bhakri recipes like Rice bhakri, Jowar bhakri and whole wheat bhakri. In fact it is a great accompaniment to any Indian bread, a small serving is enough to tickle your taste buds.
  13. Also do check out our recipe of Red Chilli Thecha and interesting fusion recipes like Thecha hummus and Green chilli thecha stuffed pav.

How Maharashtrians have Green Chilli Thecha

  1. How Maharashtrians have Green Chilli Thecha?  The Thecha is a very spicy accompaniment had with Rice Bhakri in the winters and monsoon. Typically green chilli thecha is had with 2 big rice bhakris which make a perfect one dish meal for lunch or dinner. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy42 cal
Protein1.4 g
Carbohydrates0.9 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.4 mg

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Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
5
 on 15 Apr 19 01:36 PM


The video is so good....Aunty is so lovely and kind....great...love such simplicity...Keep up the good work...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priyesh, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you enjoyed the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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16 Apr 19 06:00 PM
Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
5
 on 23 Feb 19 06:44 PM


Very delicious ❤️ taste is sooo good
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Tarla Dalal    Hello Dhara, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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25 Feb 19 09:17 AM
Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
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 on 19 Jan 19 03:47 AM


Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
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 on 17 Apr 18 03:03 PM


Hi. Loved the recipe. Just wanted to ask which ingredient contributes to the presence of calcium in the thetcha recipe?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ekta, Peanuts have 105 mg/cup and coriander leaves have 46 mg/cup of calcium, they contribute the presence of calcium in the thetcha.
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17 Apr 18 05:04 PM
Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
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 on 09 Nov 16 06:55 PM


Aaj mein yeh Janjanit Thecha TarlaJi ke Garlic roti ke saath kayee. Mazza aa gaya. Dono recipe mast hai
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ganpat, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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10 Nov 16 08:38 AM
Green Chilli Thecha
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 on 28 Sep 15 07:01 PM


whn to put coriander
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Trupti, As mentioned to add all the ingredients in a mixer at step 6 and blend till coarse.
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29 Sep 15 11:34 AM
Green Chilli Thecha
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 on 15 May 15 12:31 PM


I tried your Green chilly Thecha in the last week. Every body liked it. Now its a daily accompanyment in my husband''s lunch box alonwith other stuff.