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Rajashtani Mirchi Bada Recipe

How to make a Classic Jodhpur / Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Recipe with step by step photos and full video.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Rajasthani
Keyword: Indian Street Food, Rajastani Recipes, Snacks
Servings: 12 Vadas
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 cups Besan / Chickpea Flour
  • 12 Long Chillies
  • 3 - 4 Medium Sized Potatoes approx. 1.5 cups Mashed Potato
  • 2 tsp Amchur / Dried Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted and Crushed Fennel Seeds
  • 1.5 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup Water approx


  • Boil, peel and mash the potatoes well.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, amchur, red chilli powder, fennel, coriander powder, cumin powder , garam masala and salt and mix until well combined. Keep it aside.
  • Wash the chillies and wipe them with a cloth. Slit the chillies lengthwise and remove seeds.
  • Stuff them with prepared potato filling and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Combine the besan, salt, turmeric powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Make a smooth and little thick batter by adding water little by little.
  • Dip the each stuffed chilli into the besan batter and carefully drop it into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry in hot oil until crisp and golden color.
  • If you want to expose the chilli, dip the chilli into the batter and slide it onto the edge of the batter bowl to expose the one side of the chilli.
  • Remove the fried vadas from oil and place them on a paper towel.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.



Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.2mg