Mirchi Vada is popular with the name of “Rajasthani Mirchi Vada”, it’s a very famous spicy snack in entire north-west area. The main recipe of Mirchi vada is made with big chili pepper and stuffed with potatoes mixture and dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried which usually serves with green chutney and onion salad as a street food.
You can change the stuffing with paneer, peas or can add peas, onions with potatoes. Green Chili Pepper is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamine Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Serving: 3-4 Pieces
1 Cup Bengal Gram Flour/ Besan
Enough Water for Batter
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Carom Seeds/ Ajwain
½ Tsp. Red Chili Powder
3-4 Green Chili Peppers for stuffing
2 Large Potatoes, Boiled
1 tsp. Mustard Seeds/ Rai
1 Tsp. Clarifying Butter
Salt to Taste
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
½ Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Red Chili Powder to Taste
A Pinch of Garam Masala
½ Tsp. Amchoor/ Raw mango Powder
1 Tbsp. Green Coriander, Chopped
Combine all ingredients together for batter and make batter just like for pakora/ fritters but little bit thick consistency.
Boil and mash the potatoes in bowl, combine all spices, salt, red chili, coriander powder, turmeric, anchor, garam masala and fresh coriander. Mix well.
Now heat the pan and add clarifying butter. Add mustard seed when they start splutter. Add potato mixture in it and cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside to cool.
Now wash and clean the chili pepper. Slit green chili and remove the seeds.
Divide the stuffing into three portions. Stuff little mixture in centre of chili pepper and rest of cover mixture in one portion cover the pepper with mixture as pic shown.
Heat the oil in wok or kadai when oil is hot. Now dip the stuffed chili pepper very carefully in batter and deep fry one by one on low flame till to golden and cook well. Serve this Mirchi Vada with Tomato sauce and tea.