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Monday, December 11, 2017

Fresh Green Garlic Thecha

How to make Fresh Green Garlic Thecha | Hari Lehsun Ka Thecha | Dry Green Garlic Chutney | Indian Pesto Recipe With Fresh Garlic, Peanuts & Green Chillies | Hari Mirchi & Hari Lehsun Kharda Recipe

Hello Friends,

Today's blog post is again winter special and my all time favorite ingredient Fresh Green Garlic. Sharing recipe with step by step photographs.

Refer this video - quick recap of this recipe 

Thanks a lot for loving and appreciating my recipes. It really means a lot to me. It actually feels great and overwhelming when people religiously follow you, wait for your recipes and keep posting reminders to post and share their feedback. Thank you all. 🙏❤🌷

Winter is very beautiful and special month and I believe it is a good month for food bloggers as we get lots of fresh veggies and fruits to explore and incorporate into our daily diet. I enjoy creating recipes using these healthy ingredients and more so it's like keep trying different permutation and combinations..

Thecha is a Marathi word. It means to pound or crush. Thecha is basically a coarsely crushed, spicy condiment prepared across the many states of India, but regarded as a specialty of Maharashtra. The interesting thing about this recipe is that every house has their own version, but the basic ingredients are more or less same. The ingredients which are added in this accompaniment are chillies, roasted peanuts, cumin seeds, garlic in good quantity, ginger & fresh coconut. 

I am craziest fan of this accompaniment and enjoy to the core. Today's thecha recipe is my creativity and slightly different from the authentic thecha recipe..

Let's get started 
Recipe details 

  • Preparation time 8-10 minutes 
  • Cooking time 3-5 minutes 
  • Cuisine Indian 
  • Spice level 🌶🌶🌶

Ingredients required 

  • 25-30 garlic cloves
  • Handful of fresh green chives
  • 2-3 tbsp coriander leave
  • 2-3 tbsp roasted peanuts 
  • 15-20 green chillies or as preferred 
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil / cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional) 
  • Salt to taste

💁Step 1 Mise en place - Vegetable cutting 

◾Garlic - bulbs - peeled 

◾Garlic - chives- roughly chopped 

◾Green chillies - wash - pat dry - roughly chopped 

◾Coriander leaves - wash - roughly chopped 

◾Peanuts - dry roasted - de- skinned 

💁Step 2 - Stir fry garlic cloves 

◾Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Add the garlic. Stir fry on slow to medium flame, roast evenly and cook until golden brownish. Remove from pan and place it in a bowl. Keep it aside until called for.

Step 3 Stir fry all other ingredients

In the same fry pan, add green chilies, cilantro leaves and garlic chives. Stir fry on slow flame for 3-4 minutes. Take away from a gas stove. Allow it to cool down a little. 

💁Step 4 Combine & coarsely grind

◾Combine following ingredients in a mix grinder jar and pulse for 12-15 seconds until coarsely grinder. If needed, add lemon juice and 1-2 tsp of olive oil. 

The Ingredients added in the mixer grinder jar are as follows - stir fried garlic + stir fried green chillies, coriander leaves, garlic chives + roasted peanuts and salt.

◾Serve right away with your favorite Indian Bread. It is mainly served with Pithla Bhakari. Store it in an airtight container and refrigerate, use it as and when required.. Eat with care as freakishly spicy.

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