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Mirchi Vada  Recipe

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Mirchi Vada

Main Ingredients

Bhavnagri chillies (mirchi), Oil





Level Of Cooking



  • Bhavnagri chillies (mirchi)
  • Oil
    1 tablespo
  • Coriander seeds
    1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder
    3/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Black pepper powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
    3-4 medium
  • grated processed cheese
    1/2 cup
  • urad dal batter
    2 cup


Step 1

Slit chillies and deseed them.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Crush coarsely coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a mortar with a pestle and add to the pan. Sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add ½ tsp turmeric powder, asafoetida, 1 tsp red chilli powder, salt and 1 tsp pepper powder. Mix well and sauté for ½ a minute.

Step 4

Add potatoes and a little water, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Switch off heat and transfer mixture into a bowl. Add cheese and mix well.

Step 6

6. Stuff the chillies with potato-cheese mixture.

Step 7

Take urad dal batter in a bowl. Add salt, remaining red chilli powder, remaining pepper powder and remaining turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 8

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 9

Dip stuffed chillies in the batter, coat evenly and deep-fry in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 10

Serve hot with tomato chutney.

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