rice pakora | chawal ke pakore | cooked rice pakoda

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Rice pakora recipe with step by step photos – fried fritters or pakoras made from cooked rice or leftover cooked rice and gram flour.

rice pakora recipe, chawal ke pakore recipe

These rice pakoras have a crisp texture from out and are soft from within. They are so good, you won’t come to know that these pakoras are made from rice. I make these pakoras when I have some leftover rice.

I prepare many recipes with leftover rice like idli, appams, kheer, cutlets and these pakoras. Talking of pakoras from leftovers, we also make pakoras from leftover chapatis or rotis.

These rice pakoras are quick to prepare and make for a nice brunch or evening snack. Best served with green chutney or tomato sauce or dry onion-garlic chutney.

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rice pakora

rice pakora

4.82 from 16 votes
Rice pakora recipe - crisp and soft pakoras made with leftover cooked rice.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Snacks

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked rice (can be freshly cooked rice which has cooled down or leftover cooked rice)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped, or ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 green chili chopped or ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 inch ginger - finely chopped or grated
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds) - optional
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 5 tablespoon besan (gram flour or chickpea flour)
  • 5 to 6 tablespoon water or as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions

making rice pakora batter

  • Take the rice in a small bowl or pan. Mash the rice with your hands or with a spoon. Mashing the rice gives a soft texture to the pakoras.
  • Its always better to use rice which are cooked really well. 
  • If the rice appears dry after removing from fridge, then just sprinkle some water on it and microwave for a few minutes.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients to the rice - besan/gram flour, chopped onions & ginger, coriander leaves, green chilies and all the spice powders. Add salt.
  • Mix well and keep aside for for 8 to 10 minutes. The onions would release their juices and make the mixture a bit soft. Then you can add water as required.
  • After adding water, stir and mix very well.

frying rice pakora

  • Heat oil for frying in a kadai or pan.
  • Take spoonfuls and drop the mixture in hot oil. Keep the temperature to medium heat.
  • Let the rice pakora get cooked & browned lightly and then you turn them over and continue to fry.
  • Deep fry till the rice pakoda are crisp and golden. 
  • Drain on paper kitchen towels to remove excess oil.
  • Serve rice pakora with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Notes

Tips for making rice pakora
  • If making for kids, then skip the green chilies or red chili powder.
  • In case the pakora mixture becomes thin, then one or two tbsp of gram flour (besan).
  • If the mixture appears thick, then add a few teaspoons of water.

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How to make rice pakora recipe

1. Take the rice in a small bowl or pan. Mash the rice with your hands or with a spoon. Mashing the rice gives a soft texture to the pakoras. Its always better to use rice which are cooked really well. If the rice appears dry after removing from fridge, then just sprinkle some water on it and microwave for a few minutes.

cooked rice for making rice pakoras

2. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the rice – besan/gram flour, chopped onions & ginger, coriander leaves, green chilies, salt and all the spices.

mix ingredients for making rice pakoras

3. Mix well and keep aside for 8 to 10 minutes. The onions would release their juices and make the mixture a bit soft. Then you can add water as required.

rice pakora batter

4. Add water.

add water to rice pakora batter

5. Stir and mix very well.

rice pakora batter, chawal pakora batter

Frying rice pakoda

6. Take spoonfuls and drop the mixture in hot oil. Keep the temperature to medium heat.

frying rice pakoras, frying chawak ka pakoras

7. Let the pakora get cooked & browned lightly and then you turn them over and continue to fry.  deep fry till the rice pakora are crisp and golden. Drain on paper kitchen towels.

fried rice pakoras

8. Serve rice pakora with green chutney or tomato sauce.

rice pakora recipe, chawal ke pakore recipe

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42 Comments

  1. Hello !

    I just made these! So easy and so so yummm! Perfect for this rainy morning and family was delighted to have this ‘treat’ on a busy week day morning 🙂

    Thank you for yet another simple but delicious recipe.

    Much Love!5 stars

    1. Thank you Shubhi. Yes these are yum and perfect for a monsoon snack. Most welcome.

  2. I added fresh mint leaves finely chopped also added bits of slightly crushed pomegranate seeds

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