Mirchi Vada

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Mirchi Vada is one of the winter speciality snack from Rajasthan, it is made by stuffing the chillies with potatoes and spices, sometimes even cauliflower.

Ingredients

For Stuffing

10-12 bhavnagri chillies, washed and crown removed

5 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed

3 green chillies, chopped

1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp dry mango powder (amchur)

½ tsp cumin powder

1 tbsp achari masala

Pinch of asafoetida (hing)

Salt to taste

For Batter

2 cups gram flour

1 cup water

Pinch of asafoetida (hing)

Pinch of baking soda

Salt to taste

Process

  • Slit all the chillies from one side and remove the seeds, set aside till in use.
  • Prepare the stuffing for the chillies, add mashed potatoes, green chilli, fennel seeds, coriander powder, dry mango powder, cumin powder and achaari masala to a bowl and mix well.
  • Stuff the prepared potato mixture into the slit green chillies and set aside till in use.
  • Prepare the batter for the vada, add gram flour, salt, asafoetida, baking soda and water to a bowl, mix well to form a lump free batter.
  • Coat the stuffed chillies into the prepared batter and deep-fry till golden brown.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot with choice of chutney or tomato ketchup.
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