Green chilli chutney / Thecha / हिरव्या मिरचीचा ठेचा / खरडा

How to Make Green chili chutney / Thecha / हिरव्या मिरचीचा ठेचा / खरडा

Hello Foodies,
Thecha or kharda or green chilies chutney is an authentic Maharashtrian recipe. it tastes absolutely delicious and it served with jowar or Bajra bhakri (roti). It is extra spicy green chili and garlic chutney which is loved by every Maharashtrians. Thecha is made in each and every Marathi family in different ways. Some people make it with onion, peanuts, coconut, some people just make it with chilly and raw garlic. The only chilly raw garlic version of thecha or kharda is very spicy.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 5 Minutes ;
Total Time: 5 Minutes.
Ingredients :
  1. Green chilies 10 strips
  2. Salt 1 tsp
  3. Garlic 9 cloves
  4. Veg. Oil ½  tbsp

Recipe :
           Heat ½  tbsp oil in a tava or pan. Add Green chilies and garlic. Stir continuously till they become soft and have brown spots on them. Take it off the heat and grind them together by using a flat base bowl or pela by adding salt to taste. ( You can grind this mixture coarsely into a grinder or can grind this mixture with the help of mortar and pestle.) For extra flavor, you may squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it.
Here, spicy, tasty kharda, thecha or green chili chutney is ready to serve. Serve with adding ghee over thecha with bhakri or chapati or roti. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comments -
  • Calorie count based on a 2,000 calorie.
  • Complete recipe contains - 105 calories, along with carbohydrates - 10.25 g, fats - 7.05  g, proteins - 2.03 g.

Health Benefits of Green chillies and Garlic :
  1. Green chillies come with zero calories and most importantly they helps to speed up metabolism as much as 50% for up to three hours after eating.
  2. Green chillies helps to protection against cancer, i.e. they are loaded with antioxidants, that protect the body against free radicals.
  3. Soothes respiratory system. Helps to get rid from lung problems, sinus infection and common cold. Capsaicin present in green chillies, which helps to stimulate blood flow through the membranes and causes mucus secretion to become thinner. This action makes it beneficial in combating the common cold or sinus infections.
  4. They are good for eyes, skin and immune system. Loaded with Vitamin C and beta-carotene, green chillies are great for healthy eyes, skin and immune system.
  5. Iron - Green chillies are a natural source of iron, and a very good source for iron deficient people.
  6. Green chillies have a lot of antibacterial properties and can help treat skin infections.
  7. Digestion - Green chillies are loaded with dietary fibers, that helps in colon cleansing and keeping bowel ​movements healthy.
  8. Garlic is low in calories and very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients.
  9. Heart : High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure of those with known high blood pressure (hypertension). Garlic also helps to reduce total and LDL cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol.
  10. Garlic contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and ageing. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  11. Garlic appears to have some benefits for bone health by increasing estrogen levels in females i.e. it helps to maintain bone health.
  12. Garlic supplementation helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.

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