Mirchi bada
Mirchi bada
Alternative namesmirchi bhaje, mirchi bhajia, mirapakay bajji
Place of originIndia
Region or stateRajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
Main ingredientsGreen chillies, gram flour, potatoes
Mirchi bada and onion pieces

Mirchi bada is a spicy Indian snack consisting of chili (mirchi) and potato or cauliflower stuffing battered and fried,[1] served hot with tomato sauce or occasionally with mint and tamarind chutney. Banana pepper and Bhavnagri chillis used for making mirchi bada.[2]

The mirchi bada of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is famous, as the water in that region lends it a unique taste. It combines well with another Jodhpur speciality, mawa kachori, dipped in sugary syrup.[3][1]


It is created by halving a mirchi (green chili), 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Mirchi Bada". INDIAN CULTURE. Retrieved 20 October 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Jodhpur eats one lakh Mirchi Vada per day! Know more about traditional Rajasthani snack". Financialexpress. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2023.
  3. ^ "A culinary trip to Rajasthan". The Hindu. 26 July 2004. p. 02. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013 – via The Hindu (old).