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Mirchi Wada

Ishika Uppal
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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A spicy savoury snack from Rajasthan. A hearty snack wherein the chillies are stuffed with boiled potatoes than dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Rajasthan
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 4 big sized green chillies ( washed and deseeded)
  2. For the stuffing:
  3. 1 cup boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes
  4. For tempering:
  5. 1 tsp oil
  6. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  7. 1 tsp Grated ginger
  8. 1 tsp garlic paste
  9. Curry leaves
  10. Salt as per taste
  11. 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  12. 1 tsp Lemon juice
  13. Chopped Coriander
  14. For the batter:
  15. 1 cup sieved gram flour
  16. Salt as per taste
  17. A pinch of turmeric powder
  18. A pinch of baking soda
  19. Water as required
  20. Oil for deep frying


  1. In a pan put oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and let it crackle. Add ginger and garlic. Cook for a minute and add salt turmeric powder. Now put potatoes, lemon juice and coriander. Mix well and let it cool.
  2. Put the potato stuffing in the green chillies. Make sure you do not overfill the chillies else they will break while frying.
  3. In a big sized bowl, add gram flour, salt, turmeric powder and baking soda. Mix well and form a thick batter by adding a little water each time.
  4. In a wok put oil for deep frying, keep it on a medium flame.
  5. Take 1 green chilli at a time and dip it well in the batter so that it is covered from all sides and slip it in the oil slowly. Fry till golden brown.
  6. Take it out and keep it on a tissue to get rid of excess oil.
  7. Repeat the same process with rest of the chillies. Serve hot.

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