Mirchi vada is also known as Mirchi Vada, Mirchi bhajiya, Mirchi cutlet or Mirchi bhajiya. The English name for this can be stuffed chili fritters. The unique flavors, smooth texture and the spicy taste of the Mirchi Vada are worth the attention of all. This hot and spicy snack can be served during breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Mirchi Vada Recipe is simple, easy and quick to follow which you must definitely give a try. If you have fresh chilies and stored potatoes then you can get started with this recipe.
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Mirchi vada is a famous snack of Rajasthani food. It is basically a fried chili which is stuffed with potato stuffing. The potato stuffing is made of boiled potatoes and various Indian spices. Mirchi vada is a famous Street snack in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. As we all know Rajasthani cuisine is very rich in flavors. It is also famous for spicy dishes. This Mirchi vada also occupies a space in the list of spicy dishes. In Rajasthan Mirchi vada is also famous as “chili cutlet”.
If you easily droll over the spicy food, then there is no doubt that this dish is for you! For making this Mirchi Vada you need large sized chilies in which you can fill the stuffing. Be careful about the chilies you buy, they have to be spicy but not too spicy. You can pick the fresh chilies from the market which are mildly spicy. The best chilies to use for this recipe is the chilies from the Bhavnagar, popularly called as “Bhavnagari chilies”. This dish requires no extra work and time. You need to simply the mashed potato mixture. You can make the mixture spicy or mild as suitable and preferable to your taste palate. You can add any Indian condiment like fennel seeds or spice powder such as Garam Masala in your mashed potato stuffing.
I had this Mirchi vada for the first time when my bhua made this for us when we once went to meet her at her home. They were really tasty. My dad is really fond of chillies in all forms. Whether it is in the form of Mirchi vada or a pickle made out of it or even simply fried Mirchi, he likes all of them. He likes green chillies so much that he even eats them raw. Thus my mom usually makes Mirchi vada for him.
- Total time of cooking for Mirchi Vada Recipe is 40 minutes.
- The measure of ingredients mentioned in the Mirchi Vada recipe serves 2 – 3 people
- While preparing the batter, take care about adding water because if the batter is thin it will not properly coat stuffed chilies.
- Instead of amchur powder lemon juice can be added.
- You can sprinkle the Chaat Masala Powder over the fried Vada for the Chatpata taste.
- The leftover potato mixture can be used for making sandwiches, batata Vada, Aloo Tikki or any other food dish of mashed potato.
- You can also prepare this Vada in advance and heat them at 300 degrees Fahrenheit before serving.
- You can use any other spice powders you want. You can even add the chopped onions and the ginger to the mixture to make it more flavorful.
Slit the prepared Mirchi vada’s into two pieces and serve hot with tomato sauce or with tamarind-date chutney or green mango chutney or coriander chutney or sweet curd. You can also serve them with any type of chutney or any spicy sauce or dip of your choice.
Garnish it with:
- Onion Rings
- Coriander Leaves
- Shredded Cheese
- Green Chilies
- This delicious snack can also be served along with the hot tea or coffee.
- You can also eat this Mirchi Vada with bread such as white bread, brown bread, eggless banana bread or the plain Italian Herb Bread.
- You can keep some homemade baked potato chips or the nachos for the bit of crunch.
One more variation of the same dish is known as “Cut Mirchi Pakora” which is popularly sold by street food stalls or is available in the food snack restaurant. The method to make is same as above, with the only difference of cutting the Chili into two halves and then re-frying once it is crunchy and fried with the stuffing.
If it rains outside and your family is in the mood of eating something hot, you can try this Mirchi vada recipe. Potato pakora is something which you may be making very often. So give them a different taste by making this Mirchi vada. The fried chili fritters taste even more delicious and give the warmth whenever it is raining or the monsoon has just arrived. The another varieties of fritter which you may like to try in Monsoon is Bread pakora, Onion Pakora, Aloo Pakora, Cabbage Pakora, Dal Chana Pakora, Corn Pakora, Palak Pakora and much more.