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This is a popular Rajasthani recipe and it goes as a great appetizer. It is prepared with the filling of potato in chili peppers coated with chick pea flour and deep fried. Enjoy this Mirchi vada.


For Stuffing

  • 2 Large Potato
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chili
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Pinch of Hing / Asafetida
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste

For Batter

  • 3/4 cup Besan / Chickpea Flour
  • Pinch of Hing / Asafetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
Mirachi Vada - Rajasthani Recipe


For Stuffing

  • Take boiled potatoes. Peel and roughly mash the potatoes.
  • Add roasted cumin powder, finely chopped green chili, coriander powder, chat masala, red chili powder, hing, chopped coriander leaves and salt to taste. Mix the stuffing well.
  • Take chili pepper. Wash and dry the chilies.
  • Make a slit through the chilies and remove all the seeds from the chili. While giving a slit please make sure to keep the stem part of the chili intact.
  • Stuff the chilies with the aloo mixture. Keep the chilies aside

For Batter

  • Take chick pea flour / besan.
  • Add hing, salt to taste, baking soda. Mix it well.
  • Add water and stir the mixture for 5-6 minutes so that the mixture becomes fluffy and light. The batter is ready.


  • Take a pan. Add oil to it and heat it on medium heat.
  • Take the stuffed chilies and dip it in the chick pea batter. Take care to coat the chili with batter from all sides including the stem.
  • Put the stuffed and coated chilies into hot oil. Let the chilies fry till they turn deep golden color from all sides. The vada is ready.
  • It is a good appetizer. It goes well as chat item. Just serve it with curd and mint coriander chutney and some spices.

Mirachi Vada - Rajasthani Recipe

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