Thecha / Kharda (Chutney)

Thecha (Kharda) is a kind of chutney which is actually prepared by poor people living in villages but, it is very tasty and can be used in different recipes to enhance the taste.

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Ingredients

  1. Coriander leaves (Kothimbeer) – 2 bowls (cut into big pieces)
  2. Green Chillies (Mirchi) – 100 gms
  3. Garlic cloves (Lasun) – 1/2 bowl  (smashed)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Cooking oil – 1 tspn

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Procedure

  1. Heat 1 tspn oil in a skillet (kadhai) on medium flame.
  2. Roast washed green chillies. (prick them with fork)
  3. Stir continuosly till they become soft and have brown spots on them.
  4. Take it off the flame and grind garlic cloves, coriander leaves, salt to taste and the chillies.
  5. Grind this mixture into a coarse paste. (Do not make a fine paste)
  6. Serve it with any meal.
  7. To enhance the taste you can also add crushed roasted groundnuts.

Tips

We should prick the chillies with fork so they won’t pop. Keep it in an air tight container and freeze it. This recipe can be used in various ways as spreads on chapati, bread or making sandwich or in meals.

A mixture of curd and thecha also tastes good.

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8 Replies to “Thecha / Kharda (Chutney)”

  1. Good recipe description, but it is strongly objectionable to label Thecha as poor peoples food. This is wildly wrong. Thecha is liked and appreciated for its heavenly taste by rich, middle , poor all alike. Your misconception must be stemming from the fact that poor people are physically hard workers and they have a capacity to manage the fiery hot thecha in their daily food unlike so called rich. 

  2.  THIS IS POOR MAN’S BEST FOOD WHICH RICH PEOPLE ADAPT AS THEY EAT TASTELESS FRIED/SUGARED/BUTTERED FOODS. MOST GOOD FOOD RECIPES COME FROM UNDERPRIVILEGED PEOPLE ,AS THEY TRY TO MAKE LEMONADE WITH THE LEMONS THEY GET FROM RICH MR JOSHI.
    MAY BE YOU SHOULD ONCE IN A WHILE TAKE A PEEK AT THE TI FIN  OF THOSE PEOPLE.

  3. Actually you are mistaken i am not labelling this food, but its a fact
    and it really belongs to poor people. Which I just mentioned here.
    Because they cannot afford most things in cooking they use less
    ingredients and thats the reason they prepare thecha and bhakari. And
    ofcourse it is appreciated and liked for its heavenly taste by all
    people,thats why you can find this recipe on my blog.

    Keep visiting

  4.  Hello

    Ya its right, but its the place from where this food (thecha) came from.
    Poor people donot have much ingredients, so most of their food you will
    find is of this kind. I think everybody has their own tastes and kind
    of food which i like to cook and taste.

    Anyway thanks for visiting

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