Mirchi bada
Mirchi bada
Alternative namesmirchi bhaje, mirchi bhajia, mirapakay bajji
Place of originIndia
Region or stateJodhpur, Rajasthan[1]
Associated cuisine Indian
Serving temperatureHot or warm
Main ingredientsGreen chillies, gram flour, potatoes

Mirchi Bada or Mirchi Vada is a vegetarian fast food dish native to Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.[2][3] The dish is made by stuffing a green chili with indian spices, mashed potato, and gram flour, then frying it until golden brown.[4] It is served hot with tomato sauce or occasionally with mint and tamarind chutney. Banana pepper and Bhavnagri chillis are used for making mirchi bada.[5] Mirchi bada variations exist across India, with regional adaptations in ingredients and flavors.


It is prepared by halving a mirchi (banana pepper), filling it with spices, a coating of mashed potatoes, and gram flour. Initially, the green chili is fried alongside the potatoes and spices, and subsequently, it is deep-fried with a layer of gram flour coating. then it served with chutney.[5]


One variation of Mirchi bada is Mirapakay bajji from Telugu states.[6]


  1. ^ "Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Recipe by Niru Gupta". NDTV Food. Retrieved 5 May 2024. This is a popular street snack of Rajasthan also known as Jodhpuri Mirchi Vada
  2. ^ "Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Recipe by Niru Gupta". NDTV Food. Retrieved 5 May 2024.
  3. ^ "Rajasthani Cuisine". Rajasthan Tourism.
  4. ^ "Mirchi Bada". INDIAN CULTURE. Retrieved 20 October 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Jodhpur eats one lakh Mirchi Vada per day! Know more about traditional Rajasthani snack". Financialexpress. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2023.
  6. ^ K, Lim T. (30 January 2012). Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 2, Fruits. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-94-007-1764-0.