Mirchi Vada

Here is a tongue-tickling crispy, which will transform tea-time into a memorable experience, especially during the monsoon! Bhavnagari chillies, with their mildly-spicy flavour and juicy crispness, are stuffed with a mouth-watering potato mixture, dipped in a besan based batter, and deep-fried to a golden brown.

While the very appearance of this Mirchi Vada is appetising, it lures you even deeper into its magic once you bite into it. It will take all your will-power to restrict your portion to a few vadas!

Serve this popular Rajasthani snack with Dahiwali Pudina ki Chutney , Khajur Imli Ki Chutney or just Tomato Ketchup.

Mirchi Vada

This recipe has been viewed 25240 times
5/5 stars  100% LIKED IT   

Mirchi Vada recipe - How to make Mirchi Vada

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20Makes 20 vadas
Show me for vadas


20 bhavanagari chillies
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Into A Stuffing
2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Together Into A Thin Batter (using Approx. 1 Cup Water)
2 cups besan (bengal gram flour)
3/4 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste

For Serving
tomato ketchup

  1. Divide the stuffing into 20 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Slit all the chillies lengthwise and stuff each chilli with a portion of the stuffing.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, dip the stuffed chillies in the prepared batter and deep-fry, a few at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values per vada
Energy100 cal
Protein3.6 g
Carbohydrates12 g
Fiber2.7 g
Fat4.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A63 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C2.3 mg
Folic Acid25.8 mcg
Calcium11.1 mg
Iron0.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium13.1 mg
Potassium143.9 mg
Zinc0.3 mg
Mirchi Vada Video by Tarla Dalal


Mirchi Vada
 on 13 Dec 16 01:31 PM

What an awesome recipe!!! It is just tempting, irresistible and spicy. I am 100 % satisfied with this recipe. It is a must-try recipe. Thank you so much!!