How to make Varadhi Thetcha -

Firey chilli chutney goes well with bhakris

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Green chillies (हरी मिर्च ), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Varadhi Thetcha

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Varadhi Thetcha Recipe

  • Green chillies 20-25

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 12-16 cloves

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Vinegar 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and ginger and stir-fry briefly. Add whole red chillies and continue stir-frying for half a minute more. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 2

Grind above mixture with lemon juice, vinegar, salt and sugar into a fine paste. Serve with bhakris.

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