Rajasthani Stuffed Mirchi Vada

This is a spicy Indian snack consisting of  potato stuffing, banana peppers is used for making these vadas ( these peppers are not spicy). This is a popular street snack of Rajasthan also known as Jodhpuri Mirchi Vada. 

These make excellent starters. On a rainy day or cold winter evening, these mirchi vadas are most loved and on great demand. 

Ingredients
8 - 10 Large and Fat Green Chillies / Banana Peppers
3 Medium Potatoes- boiled and mashed
2 Green chilies - minced
1/2 Inch Piece Ginger - minced
3 Cloves Garlic - minced

1 Small Onion - minced
1 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt or to taste

For the Batter

1 Cup Besan / Chickpea flour
A pinch of Chilly Powder
A pinch of Turmeric Powder
For serving
Mint Chutney 
Method
Batter for the coating-

In a bowl add besan, salt to taste ,turmeric and red chili powder and water. Mix well. Make sure there are no lumps. If required you may add more water very little at a time and keep mixing. The batter should thick enough to form a nice coating  on the chillies ( see above pic).

To make the Mirchi Vada -

In another bowl / plate take the mashed potatoes. Add the turmeric powder, green chilies, garlic, ginger, corainder, onions, salt to taste and lime juice, mix well. Keep aside.
In the meantime heat oil in a deep frying pan / kadai. The heat should be on a medium low.
Slit the green chillies in the center, remove the thread with seeds and wash them well and drain them.
Then stuff the potato mixture into the each chilly by pressing it nicely. Fill all and keep aside. 
To fry
Once the oil is hot enough to fry the vadas, dip the stuffed chillies into the batter. Leave them very gently and carefully in the oil one by one.

Fry them turning the sides only after one side is cooked and golden. Repeat the process for the rest of the chillies.

Transfer them to a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Serve hot with Mint Chutney or Kethcup... enjoy.. they are so  yummy. 
Labels : Banana Peppers, Chillies, Rajasthan, Deep Fried, Savory Snacks, Snacks, Starters, Vegetarian, Gluten free, Vegan  
sneha datar
sneha datar

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