Rajasthani Mirchi Vada or popularly known as Jodhpuri Mirchi vada is famous street food from Rajasthan. Big Green chilli peppers stuffed with spicy aloo masala and batter fried are served with spicy green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney.
Jodhpuri Mirchi Vada is quite similar to Hyderabadi chilli Bajji/ in look and in the recipe almost same ingredients are used except few. Chillis used in making mirchi vada are the large ones that are easily available in the market and are mild in taste. I used the chilli which is used for making green chilli pickle. I stuffed these large chilis with spicy potato masala which is made with mashed potatoes seasoned with various spices that I have listed in recipe of Mirchi vada.
Though this spicy mirchi pakoda is available throughout the Rajasthan and neighboring states this was originated from Jodhpur that’s why it is popularly known as Jodhpuri Mirch vada. If you ever have been to Jodhpur there are few shops selling mirchi vada, Janta sweets is most popular in Jodhpur but I like the one from Khatri Namkeen better and always make it point to visit whenever I am in the city.
You all know Thursday is the day for my recipe with 24 Mantra Organic, an initiative that is aimed at spreading awareness about organic lifestyle. I mean think about it, the general assumption that people have is that switching to organic is not easy and you may not find the right ingredients and everything. But that is not true. I am creating some delicious recipes using 24 Mantra organic products which are chemical pesticides and GMO free and safe to consume along with being eco friendly. Mirchi Vada is perfect snack to serve with your evening tea and that’s what it makes a perfect entry in #MTCchaiNashta series too.
For making the mirchi vada the batter coating is made with besan, I used 24 Mantra organic besan for making this or any other pakoda I make. It has perfect texture for making pakodas and also spices used are spices from 24 Mantra Organic too (Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala Powder and Carom Seeds). Since all the ingredients used are organic including the oil I know that if I fry them correctly there will be lesser oil absorbed and less guilt more taste. For deep frying I use either 24 Mantra Peanuts oil or mustard oil which have high smoke point. I know It’s a deep fried snack, but if you know proper tips and techniques for deep frying, occasional deep frying is OK because less oil used in that.
If you can’t go to Jodhpur right now and eat the Mirchi Vada there, try this simple and easy jodhpuri mirchi vada recipe and you will have healthier piping hot homemade mirchi vada in the comfort of your home.