Mirchi Bada recipe- Fried giant green chilies are stuffed with tangy potato filling and coated with a thick batter of gram flour is a spicy yet delicious tea time snack. I remember my mom making these at her kitty parties and the stuffing itself was very flavorful and satisfying. During our travelling days whenever we crossed Jodhpur; only the sight and smell of these mirchi bada’s was enough to make anyone’s mouth watery. And the thought of something particularly so delicious makes you want to eat it. One bite of it and all the flavors will just explode in your mouth making you crave for more.
WHY IS IT CALLED MIRCHI BADA? – I once asked a shopkeeper in Jodhpur and his answer was self explanatory. Mirchi stands for Green chili and Bada stands for Big; meaning big green chili a.k.a. Mirchi bada. Rain or shine..it’s an all time favorite snack.
The recipe below is divided into categories – first cleaning the green chilies, preparing the potato stuffing, de-seeding the chilies, preparing the batter and finally frying it. One can always improvise and use peas, cilantro and other ingredients in the stuffing making it more flavorful.