Red Chilli Thecha - Maharashtrian Style Red Chilli Chutney Recipe
Try this spicy Red Chilli Thecha which is a classic example of a simple condiment, which uses just a few common ingredients, but takes your meal to another level. Serve with Bhakri or roti and a dal of your choice.
Red Chilli Thecha is a popular chutney made in most households in Maharashtra. This spicy Maharashtrian style Red chilli chutney Recipe is a classic example of a simple dish, which uses just a few day-to-day ingredients, but takes your meal to another level.
There are several variations of Thecha, this one uses fresh red chillies. You can alternatively use dried red chillies soaked in warm water. Adjust the number of chillies to suit your taste or depending on how pungent or hot the chillies are.
Have a look at other regional Chutney recipes to pair up with the main course
- 15 Fresh Red chillies , chopped
- 15 cloves Garlic , chopped
- 2 tablespoons Cooking oil
- 2 teaspoons Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- Salt , to taste
How to make Red Chilli Thecha - Maharashtrian Style Red Chilli Chutney Recipe
To begin making the Red chilli Thecha Recipe, first grind together the red chillies, garlic and salt to a coarse paste in a mortar and pestle or a blender.
Transfer the ground chillies in a bowl or a bottle.
In a tadka pan heat the oil.
Add the mustard seeds and once they splutter take the pan off the heat and add the hing.
Pour this tempering over the red chilli paste and mix. Refrigerate the Red Chilli Thecha in an airtight bottle to use as and when you require.
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