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Left over Rice Pakoda

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Sometimes we really have so many left overs and its so bad to throw food, but again our family do not want the same food. So you need to think to make it feed the other way :-). I was going to make some pakodas as a side and had this rice in my fridge which was not getting finished as is. So thought of fooling my family and making a yummy and spicy snack. 

Added some ingredients to it and the end result was crunchy, spicy and hot pakoda’s. I know you are drolling. So here goes the recipe………..




  • 1 Cup Cooked Rice (I use leftover)
  • 2 tablespoons of Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1-2 green chillies (optional)
  • 1 medium size Red Onion grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilly powder (optional as we have added green chillies too)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Corainder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying


    1. Heat the oil in a wok or a Kadai.
    2. Mash the rice nicely with your hand and then mix in the remaining ingredients.
  1. Make small size pakoda’s, I made marble size. (One can make this directly while frying, or make it in advance)



  • Once the oil is hot, drop the pakoda’s and fry them on medium heat until golden brown, stirring in between.



  • Once golden brown all over remove it on an absorbent paper.



  • Yummy hot, crispy pakoda’s are ready. Enjoy it as a side dish or as a tea time snack.



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