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rice pakora

rice pakora recipe - crisp and soft pakoras made with leftover cooked rice.

4.3 from 10 votes
total time:
25minutes

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, curd rice, lemon rice 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

4.3 from 10 votes
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:25 mins
rice pakora recipe - crisp and soft pakoras made with leftover cooked rice.
rice pakora
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings:2 to 3
Author:dassana

Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 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 (hari mirch) chopped Or ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 inch ginger (adrak) - finely chopped or grated
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds) - optional
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 5 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • 5 to 6 tablespoon water or as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying

How to Make Recipe

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

dassana
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

This recipe post was first published on September 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm

and was last modified on February 5, 2019 at 8:57 pm


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33 comments/reviews

  1. What a use of left over rice.sounds yummy.will surely try it.

    • thanks shazia

  2. Very easy to make.. turned out very crispy and yummyyy 🙂 thank youu soo sooo much for dis simple n nyc recipe 🙂

    • welcome rohini. glad to know this.

  3. Hey, lovely lay out and photography!! To not to mention a very straight forward and real approach to the recipes. I am sitting here torturing myself – feeling hungry after dinner 😉

    • thanks diva for this sweet feedback. do try some recipes.

  4. Tried this once and it turned out good! Easy snack and good way to use the rice too…
    Can we add some boiled american sweet corn kernels also to this for some variety?

    • thanks nivedita. yes you can add them. i must say, good idea.

  5. Nice recipe and beet thing is that now I can use my leftover rice.

    • thanks ritu

  6. Very very interesting recipes I like it

    • thanks sakeena

  7. very nice recipe and mouth watering

    • thanks anyonya

  8. Amazing dear..i loved it

    • thanks prasanna

  9. I love all ur recipes. Pls give kachchhi dabeli recipe.

    • welcome rani. there is a dabeli recipe in the blog. you can have a look.

  10. crispy pakora.. Pass me for evening snacks

    • thanks veena 🙂

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