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Left Over Pulav Kofta in Appe Pan

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Once I was left with too much pulav as some guest did not turned up. I ate it twice, cannot eat it more, but did not wanted to throw it even. Did not wanted to make a fried version of the rice pakoda’s so thought of making the kofta’s or pakoda’s in appe pan. Rice also finished and had a healthy version instead of frying it. I served this as a starter and my family was not able to guess that it is made of left over pulav. 

Now there is no recipe for this actually. I simply combined my pulav and made balls out of it. Water might be required if the binding is not taking place. My pulav had tomatoes, vegetables, Garam Masala’s and the usual masala’s. So here goes the procedure:





  • Left over Pulav
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Water (only if required if the binding is not taking place, if your rice is too dry)


  1. Combine the pulav and press it in hour hand, so that the rice and the vegetables gets slightly crushed.
  2. Try to form balls. Sprinkle little water if the balls are not getting formed.
  3. Heat the appe pan. Grease it with oil.
  4. Once hot, add the balls and let it cook on medium gas. Keep turning in between.
  5. It will be done once it is golden brown on all the sides.
  6. Yummy kofta’s are ready. Serve it with tomato ketchup as a starter.



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Ritu Tangri

Friday 7th of September 2018

Though my family loves pulau so much that it is never extra, even so they love to eat as such. But this such an easy recipe is tempting me to try it. Why not to give a makeover to leftover pulao if it so easy...wonderful Renu

Sowmya :)

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

That a lovely way to use up leftovers. I have some pulao left from dinner now....will try this for snacks tomorrow!

Harini R

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Love such dressing up the leftovers. Shall try it next time I make pulao :)