Thursday, 30 April 2009

Mirchi Vada

Huge varieties of chillies ( mirchi) are found in Rajasthan. An eight inch long variety is split open and filled with potato and masala and fried in besan to make this yummy mirchi vadas.
Serves: 3


Green Chilies Large - 6 no's
For batter
Gram flour (besan) - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 2 pinches
Salt to taste
Water as required

For filling:

Potatoes - 3 large ones
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped fine - 1/2
Salt to taste

Method of preparation :

Slit the Green Chilies, remove seeds and keep aside.
Make a thick batter with the Gram flour (besan), turmeric powder and salt.
Boil potatoes with salt. Peel and mash them well. Add chilly powder and coriander leaves. Mix well.
Fill the Green Chilies with the potato mix.
Dip the filled Green Chilies in the batter till they are completely covered.
Fry them in preheated oil till golden brown. Serve hot with chutney or sauce.

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