Mirchi Vada Recipe

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mirchi vada

Mirchi Vada is a spicy Indian snack with potato stuffing is a popular Rajasthani snack. You can use cauliflower stuffing too instead of potato.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 12 Long Chillies
  • 3 – 4 Medium Sized Potatoes (approx. 1.5 cups Mashed Potato)
  • 2 tsp Amchur / Dried Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted and Crushed Fennel Seeds
  • 1.5 Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup Water (approx)

Method

  • Peel and mash the boiled potatoes.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, amchur, red chilli powder, fennel, coriander powder, cumin powder , garam masala and salt and mix until well combined.

  • Wash the chilies and wipe them with a cloth. Slit the chilies lengthwise and remove seeds.

  • Stuff them with prepared potato filling and keep them aside.

  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.

  • Combine the besan, salt, turmeric powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Make a smooth and little thick batter by adding water little by little.

  • Dip the each stuffed chili into the besan batter and carefully drop it into the hot oil.

  • Deep fry in hot oil until crisp and golden color.

  • If you want to expose the chili, dip the chili into the batter and slide it onto the edge of the batter bowl to expose the one side of the chili.

  • Remove the fried vadas from oil and place them on a paper towel.

  • Serve hot with ketchup or tamarind chutney.