Mirchi Vada

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
Serving: 3-4 Pieces

For Batter
1 Cup Bengal Gram Flour/ Besan
Enough Water for Batter
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Carom Seeds/ Ajwain
½ Tsp. Red Chili Powder
For Stuffing
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
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.

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