Left over Rice pakora Recipe, how to make Pakora from leftover rice

Priya Joshi | Aug 2, 2016 | 5 Comments so far

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Chaval ke pakore-Crispy rice fritters Recipe with step by step photos
Rice pakoras is very crispy,Yummy Deep fried Snack Recipe specially tea time snack recipe made from Cooked rice,Besan (gram flour),spices and vegetables.It is very Easy,quick and Simple Recipe which you can make within a minutes if you have left over rice.

I think this is perfect time to share this crispy rice pakora recipe because It is already heavy raining here in pune while i am posting this recipe post.
Because we use cooked rice here, These rice pakoras are very crispy outside and soft inside.many of you might have use rice flour to few recipe for giving crispiness.
You can even cook fresh rice for these "Chawal Ke pakore".
As i have told, It is very easy to make. All you need to do is, chop your favorite vegetables,Add some gram flour As binding agent and just mix it. You batter is ready.


The consistency of Chaval ke pakora 's batter is quite thick. please be care-full while adding water.
I suggest you to add water Only if needed. If you cook plain rice pressure cooker then the rice moisture is enough. but if you use alternative method to cook rice, then little water is required.
Rice moisture is also depend on type of rice you use. Like here, I used cooked basmati rice which becomes little bit after boiling and cooling.

These Rice pakoras tastes great with green chutney.

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Recipe Details for making Leftover Rice pakoras below:

  Recipe Rice fritters-how to make Rice pakora at home

Prep Time :6 min
Cook Time :7-8 min
Total Time :15-20 min
Main Ingredient :Cooked Rice
Serves :7-8 medium pakoras
Cuisine :Indian

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp besan/ Gram flour
  • 1 small carrot , grated
  • frozen/fresh matar - 1 tbsp
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander/cilantro,chopped
  • Red chilli powder -a pinch
  • Turmeric powder- a pinch
  • Lemon juice -1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Water- as per your need[2 spoon approx]
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Take a mixing bowl and transfer cooked rice in that.
  2. Add onions, grated carrot,matar,ginger chili paste,salt,sugar and mix well.
  3. Add turmeric powder,red chili powder,coriander leaves and mix well.
  4. Now USE your hands and start mixing the batter.
  5. Add gram flour and mix using your hands.
  6. Add Water using spoon if required.
  7. Your batter should be soft enough so that you can make a rice ball well.
  8. Heat oil.
  9. Start making balls from rice batter and gently add into hot oil.
  10. Cook pakoras from both side until golden brown on medium flame.
  11. Serve hot with Tea/Chai.
    • you can avoid onions.
    • Use your hands while making batter as your hand moisture will help to mash and bind cooked rice.

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    1. good use of leftover rice...I often prepare this...

    2. Great idea.. crispy pakoras look yummy!

    3. Best way to use left over rice. Looks so crispy and yummy!

    4. Excellent way to use left over rice...delicious!!

    5. Who doesn't love pakoras. And these one looks like the BEST use of leftover rice! They have come out so nice and crisp. :)


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