Mirchi Vada- Rajasthani Mirchi Vada-How to make Mirchi Vada- Kali Mirch by Smita
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
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  • 10 Bhavnagri Chilies-washed,wiped dry
Batter: -
  • 1 Cup=200gms Gram Flour
  • 1-tsp Carom Seeds
  • 1-tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • ¼th-tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½-tsp Kashmiri red Chili Powder
Stuffing: -
  • 4-medium sized=225 gms Potatoes-boiled
  • 1-small=60gms Onion-finely chopped
  • 1-tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1-inch Ginger root-grated
  • ¼th-tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½-tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • ½-tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • ¼th-tsp Dried Pomegranate Seeds Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-tbsp fresh Coriander Leaves-finely chopped
  • Cooking Oil for frying
  1. Heat 2-tbsp Cooking Oil in a Pan. Add Fennel Seeds. Add grated Ginger and fry for couple of mins. Add chopped Onions and fry until it becomes soft (5 mins on medium heat). Add turmeric Powder and Red Chili Powder.
  2. Add some water and fry for few mins. Add Salt and chopped Coriander leaves. Add mashed potatoes and mix well. Now add dry mango powder, dried Pomegranate Seeds Powder, chopped fresh coriander leaves. Mix well and switch off the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, put gram flour. Add carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt to taste and mix well. Add 1-tbsp hot Oil in the batter. This will make the Mirchi Vada coating crispier. Put water in mixture and mix well to form a lump-free and thick batter.
  4. Batter must be of spoon coating consistency. I have used ¾th cup water to make this batter.
  5. Let's deseed Chilies. Retain the stems and create a slit. Remove seeds from the chilies. Stuff Chilies with Potato mixture. Do not over stuff. Remove extra stuffing.
  6. Now we will see a trick to coat the chilies with the batter easily. Pour the batter in a glass (up to ¾th). Now, put each stuffed chili in this batter. Remove extra dripping before frying Chilies in Oil.
  7. Heat Oil for deep frying. Put some batter and test if Oil is hot enough. If the batter rises immediately, then Oil is hot. Add coated Chilies and fry on low-medium heat for 2-3 mins. Remove when done.
  8. Make some hot Mirchi Vadas with your evening tea and enjoy the monsoon. Share your feedback with us in comment section below.
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/how-to-make-mirchi-vada/