Friday, May 9, 2008

Mirchi Vada - Flavour of the Desert

Desert, sand dunes and camels are not the only beauty of the Rajasthan. Like any other regions, the royal cuisine of Rajasthan carries his own traditional and specialties. The Rajasthan cuilinary world is influenced by the harsh climate and the basic availability of ingredient. They use less water and substitute with milk, buttermilk, and ghee. Rajasthanis love to eat spicy food.
Each region is distinguished by some specialty like Mawa Kachori, Samosa and Mirchi wada of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The Mirchi wada tempted a lot by name..... I love fiery food so I decided to venture spicy snack for the event. I have seen the recipe here. It is a chili (Mirchi) stuffed with potato masala and coated with gram flour and deep-fried! They are often sold by street Hawkers. Even, in South , it is one of the popular snack but the stuffing is different!

Let 's see how I can burst ur tongue with Mirchi Vada!


Ingredients
Long peppers : 6 (slit the chilis and remove the seeds)


For the batter:
Gram Four:
1-cup
Salt: per your taste
Turmeric: pinch




For the filling:
Potatoes:
2 medium
Cilantro: 2 tbsp chopped
Chili powder: 1 tsp
Salt: per ur taste


Method to prepare
Filling:

Boil the potatoes and mash it
Add cut coriander leaves, salt, chili powder and mix well.
Stuff the peppers with potato


Batter:
Mix all the ingredients with water to make a thick batter.
Heat the oil in a pot or deep fryer
Now dip the filled peppers in the batter till they are covered completely.
Fry them till golden brown.

I served the spicy Mirchi Vada with diced onion, cucumber and lime wedges!



My Spicy Rajasthan street snack is reaching the Rajasthani – RCI hosted by Padmaja of SpicyAndra.

35 comments:

Asha said...

Rajasthan sounds great just to read about it, must be very hot there as well. Mirchi vada, wish I had some here right now!:)

Sandeepa said...

I have had Mirchi Bhajjis, but the stuffing here with potatoes looks different. Yummy !!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That is a great entry for Rajasthan RCI.... Looks YUM!.... Never tried with filling..... really wanted to try ur recipe...

bhags said...

mirchi wadas look all hot and spicy....nice entry

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

mirch vada sounds hot and spicy, esp. with the filling. Good one!

kamala said...

I am drooling over this hot bhajjis cham.Will try urs with potatoes.Great entry

Uma said...

those are marvellous bajjis, Cham! Lovely entry.

RupaMohan said...

The mirchi vadas made me feel nostalgic..Looks very YUM..Thanks..

Annu said...

just great dear:-)

Rachel said...

Oh yes I love mirchi vadas but never had stuffed ones..

made your layered paratha..came out well...finally!

Madhavi said...

this is one spicyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy entry, wonderful recipe cham, i love mirchi vada. looks great :))))

easycrafts said...

Spicy and delicious

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Mirchi Vada is a lovely snack ... You have made it very well Cham!!

Lavi said...

cham..Really a Fiery One..But stuffed with potatoes should be a pacca one nna??

SASHREE said...

Mirchi Vada-Flavor of desert-caption is awesome..i have tagged u for top 10 picture meme..if u r interested u can participate.

Sagari said...

mirchi vadas look soooo tempting cham ,nice pic

Divya Vikram said...

I am remembered of the mizhagai bhajjis I used to have in the besant nagar beach..This too looks so good..great entry cham

Madhu said...

I'm drinking water looking at this picture. Good entry Cham.

Purnima said...

Cham, loved the inviting basket of mangoes as header pic, loved ur profile pic which matches SPice -CLub! Liked your blog n Mirch Vada sure looks HOT!! Thks for ur lovely comment!

Swati Raman Garg said...

hmmm nice one... i love mirchi bajjis :)

Nupur said...

What a tempting snack this is!

Siri said...

Yummy Mirchi Vadas Cham..Great entry..:)

Siri

ranji said...

oh wow!!i love mirchi vada!!The one i had was without potato filling .my best memories of eating these are in tirupathi.One of the stalls sells these fresh with cold badam milk to cool down the heat...an absolute taste of heaven..love the combo of badam milk and these:)...

karuna said...

wowowo the mirchi vadas just made my mouth water. on a rainy day, with a hot cup of chai....mmmmmm....these wld be perfect.

Richa said...

it's raining here, this would be a perfect snack right about now ;)

sowmya said...

they look yummy..nice recipe...am going to try them..

Pearlsofeast said...

Cham, This vada are truly hard to miss.It must be tasting delicious!!!!!

Jayashree said...

Sounds absolutely delicious and fiery...

Sia said...

cham, I can eat at least half a dozen of this spicy mirchi vada;) thats how much i adore spicy food!

Homecooked said...

Great entry! The mirchi vada looks delicious!

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Kalai said...

Perfect with a hot cup of tea! :)

Cham said...

Guess many of us like this road side spicy snack, thanks everyone for ur generous comments

Hetal said...

hey i love mirchis,the wadas look awesome!!

Annu said...

Mmmmm looks good cham:-)