Delicious Mirchi Thecha

This is a very famous condiment from state of Maharastra, India from my home state. We love hot food. I heard eating hot food during summer months helps in sweating and it cools down your body temperature.

Mirchi cha thecha is a very easy simple side dish/condiment which you can accompany with bhakhari/roti. Even less fortunate people can afford and can enjoy their simple meal by adding extra flavours with this thecha. Every family prepares this with slight variation. Some fry chili and garlic and then crush it mortar pastel.  Some crush raw chili garlic and salt. Some people do add few coriander leaves as well. I have added peanuts to reduce the heat. It was so delicious and very healthy.

Product recommended:
Mortar & Pastle

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup roasted skinned peanuts
1/2 cup chopped mild chilies
8-10 garlic cloves
Salt to taste
Oil for tempering
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of asafoetida
Ingredients

Procedure

1. Roast peanuts and remove the skin.

2. You can either fry chopped chilies and garlic one after another using same pan or just use raw.

3. Grind (crush) peanuts, chilies and garlic using mortar and pestle (traditional method) or using chopper. You need coarse paste. I chopped finely using big knife. It was perfect rustic texture.
Chop thechaChopped thecha

4. If you have not fried chilies and garlic in the start, prepare tempering.

5. In a small pan, heat 2 tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add cumin seeds and asafoetida. In few seconds, cumin starts to brown, remove from heat and pour this hot flavoured oil on crushed thecha. Mix well.
Pour temparing

6. This delicious thecha can be stored for 3-4 days. Enjoy it with bajri roti or bhakhari.
Mirchi ThechaMirchi Thecha

if you like it spicy, add few hot chilies. You can skip peanuts if someone is allergic to it. Do try for sure.

Please comment below and let me know if you try.

Also, check out Gujarati thecho prepared using raw mango.

Thank you for visiting. Until next time!

You can follow me on social media using any of the link below.

Facebook Bhavna’s Food Journey

YouTube Bhavna’s Food Journey

Twitter @BhavnasFoodJrny

Pinterest Bhavna’s Food Journey

Instagram Bhavna’s Food Journey

Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Hey! I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Do leave me a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s