Green Chilli & Garlic Thecha (Condiment)
Here’s a quick and dead simple condiment which can go with almost any food.
Thecha is a type of Maharashtrian relish which is served on the side to spice up your palate. There are two variations: green chilli and red chilli.
I have eaten thecha in Poona which is made of cooked chilli and garlic. But my friend Shamala, who is also from the same city, shared her no-cook recipe with me. So I am assuming that there are different versions of the same condiment.
a totally moreish relish for lovers of spicy food
1/4 Cup chopped green chilli
1/4 Cup chopped garlic cloves
1 Tablespoon sesame or peanut oil
Salt to taste
- Blend everything in a food processor. A bit lumpy is fine. Do NOT add any water.
- Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. Will stay good for upto a week.
- If you have the strength, time and inclination do this in a pestle and mortar for an authentic taste.