Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada is a spicy stuffed potato with chilies and deep fried in a besan batter. This makes a wonderful Tea Time Snack.

The whole series in this space came because of this post. When I was chatting with Vaishali, she asked me if I was ready with the dishes. I didn’t even have a list ready and was really skeptical if I will be able to do it in one blog itself.

However, I said I will have to make something since I can’t skip and I will have to plan something to post on this space as I won’t be able to do that theme. As usual Vaishali asks me why I felt I couldn’t. I said as we have mandatory 4th week were all of us will be doing the same dishes, I can’t be posting the same dish in this blog as well.

She said I can always do the same dish with a different recipe. A dish can be made in different ways. And in the same breath she said if I want Rajasthani dishes for ideas, she can suggest. First thing she said was Rajasthani Mirchi Vada, I said I have already done it.

Then she says, the Rajasthani Mirchi Vada comes in two versions. The first version they use bigh chilli and stuff with potato, dipped in besan and deep fried. The other version is where you make a mock chili from potato, stuffed with marinated green chili inside, again dipped in besan and deep fried.

Shee suggested I could do this version. She had earlier made it for some BM theme. Well, I had a look at the dish and remembered that I have seen and read that post so many times, yet never realised I was looking a different recipe.

Anyway, that sealed the theme for me, and I decided I would do Rajasthani Tea Team Snacks for this week. Coming to this snack, she had mentioned that since they use green chili, they marinate it with salt and lemon juice. Then coat it with masala potato and dipped in besan, which rather ends up being a big Mirchi Vada.

However, I just read the big Michi Vada and used the regular Bajji Chili, which is long and imagine the fiasco I had when I had sliced, marinated with salt and lemon and then realised that coating it with potato is going to make this a really big vada!

By the time I realized, it was simply too late. Hubby Dear was already at the table and I just had to go ahead! On seeing the huge Mirchi Vada, he was shocked and asked what on earth I tried. And mostly importantly, which state has this.

These days, the conversation is always like, which state am I eating now? Well I said I overlooked the chili size and ended up using the wrong chili! The stuffing I made with 4 medium potato got over for just one chili.

Anyway it did taste well and I am sure with smaller chili it would have been even more tastier! So for this BM#104 Sweets & Snacks, I am going to share Tea Time Snacks from Rajasthan. Check out what I have in Spice your Life!

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada
Week 1 – Sweets (Indian Halwas)

Day 1 is Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa
Day 2 is Singhara Ka Atta Halwa
Day 3 is Kuttu Ka Halwa
Day 4 is Rajgira Halwa
Day 5 is Sweet Potato Halwa
Day 6 is Akhrot Ka Halwa

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Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Ingredients Needed:

For the Besan Batter

1 cup Besan / Gram Flour
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
Salt to Taste
A Pinch Baking Soda

For the Chilli Marination

6 regular green chilly I used big Bajji chili
Salt to taste
2 tsp Lemon juice

For the Potato Masala

4 medium Potatoes
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/ 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
2 tsp Amchoor / Dried mango powder
1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
1/ 2 tsp Fennel Powder
Salt to taste

How to make Rajasthani Mirchi

For the Potato Masala
Wash and slash the potatoes and microwave for 5 to 6 mins, soak in water, peel and mashed.
Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add a pinch of asafoetida. Mix together the potatoes, salt, chilli powder, amchoor, turmeric powder, fennel, green chillies.

For the Besan Batter

Add water to the besan along with salt, red chili powder and make the batter.

For the Chilli Marination

Wash and wipe the chillies and slit them.
Discard the seeds. Fill in salt and drizzle lemon juice .
Leave it for 15 – 20 minutes.

Assembling the Mirchi Wada

Take the lemon drizzled chilli.
Coat it lavishly with potato mixture, making sure the stalk of the chilly is out.
This will appear like a big fat chilly.
Dip in besan batter and deep fry till golden.

Stuffed Potato Chili Bajji

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Cuisine Rajasthan
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Keyword Tea Time Snack
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Cuisine Rajasthan
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Evening Snack
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For the Potato Masala
  1. Wash and slash the potatoes and microwave for 5 to 6 mins, soak in water, peel and mashed.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add a pinch of asafoetida. Mix together the potatoes, salt, chilli powder, amchoor, turmeric powder, fennel, green chillies.
For the Besan Batter
  1. Add water to the besan along with salt, red chili powder and make the batter.
For the Chilli Marination
  1. Wash and wipe the chillies and slit them.
  2. Discard the seeds. Fill in salt and drizzle lemon juice .
  3. Leave it for 15 – 20 minutes.
Assembling the Mirchi Wada
  1. Take the lemon drizzled chilli.
  2. Coat it lavishly with potato mixture, making sure the stalk of the chilly is out.
  3. This will appear like a big fat chilly.
  4. Dip in besan batter and deep fry till golden.

 

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5 comments

  1. Omg Valli, am doing Rajasthan too for this week. Guess what my first post is Mirchi Vada. Same pinch. Ur vadas turned out super, unlike you I have stuffed potato mixture inside chili and dipped in batter. Ur version looks great too. Yummy

  2. Can you believe that I haven’t tasted a mirchi vada in my life? However this has been on my to do list like forever for my husband who happens to be a great mirchi vada fan. I even thought of a moment to choose Rajasthan as my state for this week’s snacks because of this vada.
    Will remember the two versions of mirchi vada, thanks to you and Vaishali. I am sure you guys enjoyed the vada even if you could make one / two.

  3. I’m a big fan of mirchi vada but never tried the Rajasthani ones stuffed with potato. Now, your post is tempting me to make them immediately. Yours are perfectly done. Thanks for the share.

  4. Wow! Vaishali is definitely a storehouse for all food related queries of the Northern region and very sweet of her to help you out. These mirchi vadas look very tempting and I am sure my mirchi bajji loving husband would be happy if he can lay his hands on one such vada 🙂

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