Mirchi Wada with Chai Recipe

Mirchi Wada with Chai Recipe

10 min
2-3 People
15 min

Mirchi Wada with Chai


For Mirchi Wada Stuffing:

1 cup Green Chillies – slight big and fat

Oil – for Tadka and frying

1 tsp Fennel seed

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

1 tsp Hing / Asafoetida

1 Tbsp Dried Pomegranate Seeds

1 tbsp chopped Green Chillies

1 tbsp chopped Ginger

1 big Onion – Chopped

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Corinader Powder

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder

1 tbsp Kismis

1 cup boiled and mashed Potatoes

Salt to taste

Handful chopped Coriander Leaves

1 tbsp Amchur Powder

For Batter:

1 cup Besan

Salt to taste

1 tspn Turmeric Powder

1 tspn Red Chilli Powder

1 tspn Hing / Asafoetida

1 tspn Carrom Seeds


1 cup Urad daal – Soaked and grinded

1 tspn Baking Powder


  • For Mirchi WADA stuffing:
    • First of all, take a few pieces of green chillies, slit them from the middle but make sure you do not break it into 2 halves,
    •  Now with a scoop out the seeds from inside and then keep the chillies aside.
    •  Now for the stuffing, take some dried pomegranate seeds and crush them coarsely and keep it aside.
    •  Then take a pan, pour some oil in it, as the oil heats up then add some cumin seeds, fennel seeds, some hing and let it crackle.
    •  Then add some green chillies, chopped ginger and quickly toss it.
    • Then add some mediums size chopped onions and then add some masalas like turmeric powder, coriander powder some red chilli powder and a pinch of garam masala and mix of it and let it cook.
    • Do not completely cook the onions so that it gives a nice crunchy taste, now add some kishmis to give it a khatta meeta taste.
    • Then add the same amount of boiled and mashed potatoes as the onions and cook it well and then add some salt to taste.
    • Now add some chopped coriander to it to give a nice colour, taste and fragrance to the food prepared.
    • And finally, add the crushed pomegranate seeds and then add some amchur powder to give it a nice tangy taste then mix everything to make a nice flavourful stuffing for the chillies. 
    • Once the stuffing is ready keep it aside. 
  • For Batter:
  • Take a bowl, add some besan, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ajwain powder, some hing and water and then whisk everything thoroughly.
  •  Now add some 2 tbsp of overnight soaked urad daal, make it a smooth and thick paste and add it to the prepared mixture then add some baking powder into this mixture to make it nice and fluffy.
  • Mix everything well and keep it aside.


  • For Chai:
    • Take a saucepan and add 2 cups of water and let it boil.
    •  Add coarsely ground ginger and cardamom together and add it in the saucepan and allow it to boil with the water.
    •  The add some tea leaves and let them boil for a while.
    •  Once the tea starts to boil, add some sugar and milk, stir well and again boil for few minutes. 
    • Once the tea starts boiling and gains its texture and colour, turn off the flame.
    •  Filter the tea with a help of a strainer and pour it into a tea kettle and serve it later.
  • For the WADA making:
  • Take the chillies, put a small amount of the stuffing inside the chilli one by one and press the two halves together to remove the extra stuffing.
  •  Now put all the stuffed chillies into the batter and cover them well. Make sure the batter is not too loose or not to thick.
  •  Then put the chillies one by one into the hot oil for deep frying. 
  • Once the chillies are fried and crispy, take them out on a plate.
  •  Soak the extra oil with the help of tissue paper.
  •  And then serve the hot Mirchi Wada along with chai and green chutney. Enjoy!