Monday, July 30, 2007

Zhanzhanit Thecha

Zhanzhanit- meaning extra spicy in marathi is an exclusive word used for chilli preparations , mostly the ones that are so hot that it makes one cry while eating. :D Thecha is a chutney prepared from green chillies for which this adjective suits perfectly! Thecha is called so due to its process of preparation. Deep roasted green chillies and garlic are pounded (called "thechana" in marathi) to make this chutney.. This goes for Nupur's "Z of Indian Vegetables" and "JFI for August-Chillies" hosted by Nandita!


Preparation Time:

15 mins

What you need:

10-12 Green chillies
5-6 cloves of Garlic
2 tbsp roasted Peanuts

How to proceed:

1) Remove the heads of chillies.
2) In a skillet, take 1/2 tsp Oil, and add chillies and garlic to it
3) Roast them uniformly on all sides till you see brown black spots over them
4) When done, pound these alongwith peanuts and salt as required using a mortar pestle (mixie will do, but mortar pestle works best)
5) Add a bit of oil while serving, and some salt(this will reduce the spiciness a bit).
6) Serve with bhakris!

Thecha can be stored for 4-5 days in fridge.


Asha said...

Aarti,I learnt a new Marathi word! It's so cool.Perfect for Z too.Looks great.Must taste yummy with Bhakri,I will try it.I made Jalapeno chutney just few hrs ago with Ragi rotti!:)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks for visit my blog and beautiful comment.
bhakri must be hot na!!

Sharmi said...

ohhhh !! that looks Hot! like Asha says, I am learning Marathi.

Nupur said...

Zhanzhanit...even the word sounds deadly :) That thecha looks too good!

Priyanka said...

The thecha looks fiery Aarti... have never made it at home. Will try it out sometime