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Rice Pakora Fritters Using Leftover Rice (Chawal ke Pakode)

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Chawal ke pakode are rice fritters that are made with leftover rice

Chawal ke pakode are rice fritters that are made with leftover rice

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, chawal ke pakode are rice fritters that have been prepared with leftover rice. Any kind of leftover rice will do—whether it has been boiled, fried, or anything else. In fact, you can use freshly cooked rice, if you wish.

Serve the pakodas with mint chutney and tomato sauce. Check out the recipe video links in the video to see how you can make them at home.

Do try these fritters and share your experience in the comments below.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

30 min

45 min

about 15 fritters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup leftover rice
  • 4 tbsp besam (gram flour)
  • 1 tbsp chopped hara dhania (cilantro)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1-2 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur (mango powder)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • water to make the batter, as needed
  • vegetable oil to fry the pakoda, as needed

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the leftover rice as well as all of the ingredients (except for water and cooking oil). Stir until everything is well combined. Gradually add water to make a batter that is neither too thin nor too thick. Set aside.
  2. Put the vegetable oil in a wok and heat it on high heat.
  3. When the oil is hot, reduce heat to medium and start dropping in small portions of the batter by hand. Let them cook for about 1 minute undisturbed.
  4. Flip the fritters and continue to fry, flipping frequently until they are crisp and golden.
  5. Transfer the cooked pakodas to a paper-towel-lined plate and finish frying the remaining batter.
  6. Serve with mint chutney and tomato sauce.

Leftover Rice Pakora Fritters (Chawal ke Pakode)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2020:

Ingredients are not much different around the world but creative cooking results in totally different looks and flavours, Dora. Thank you.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 14, 2020:

Sounds interesting, though we may not find all the ingredients. Anyway the creative cook may be able to do something similar and call it by a different name. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 12, 2020:

Thanks, Umesh.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 12, 2020:

Thanks, Diana.

Diana Mendes on July 11, 2020:

Great idea !! Sounds delicious.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 11, 2020:

Well presented, useful.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 10, 2020:

Thank you, Bill.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 10, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 10, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating the recipe, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 10, 2020:

Thank you, Flourish.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 10, 2020:

Sounds a delicious snack and with left over rice is such great idea.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 09, 2020:

These look like delicious rice French fries with a little kick. Ketchup is the perfect accompaniment!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 08, 2020:

It is always good to use leftovers in a tasty way. I think you have done that with this recipe, Rajan.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 08, 2020:

We just happen to have some leftover rice. Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 08, 2020:

Well, I like rice, and I like fritters, so how could I go wrong with this recipe, right? Thanks my friend!