Leftover Rice Pakoda

What could be a better way to use those leftover rice than these super delicious and tasty rice pakoads. They taste amazing with tea.

Next time you won’t have to think about how to use the leftover rice. Just go ahead and make these leftover rice pakodas and your family will definitely love them.

My girls went crazy for these super crispy and very delicious rice pakodas. They just kept eating until all were finish.

Blogging Marathon#83 Week1/Day2
ThemeMashed Recipes
Leftover Rice Pakoda

Rice Pakoda
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

What could be a better way to use those leftover rice than these super delicious and tasty rice pakods. They taste amazing with tea.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 2 cups leftover rice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon amchoor powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves,chopped
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • oil for frying
  1. In a mixing bowl add leftover rice and water. Using the back of spoon or potato masher mash the rice.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients except for oil and mix well until all ingredients combine.

  3. Heat oil in a pan or wok. Make small lemon sized balls from the rice mixture.

  4. Deep fry the rice balls until golden and crispy. Drain them on paper towel.

  5. Serve hot with mint chutney.

Recipe Notes

Adjust the spices and salt as per your taste.

You may shape them into flat patties too. If you want them gluten free skip adding cornstarch.



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Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

7 comments on “Leftover Rice Pakoda”

  1. The pakodas surely have turned out sinful!..good way to use leftover rice..

  2. Vaishali says:

    Pakodas ! The weather here is wet and cold and I would love to enjoy these crisp crunchy rice pakodas . Great way to use leftover rice.

  3. Pavani says:

    Great idea to use up leftover rice. Pakoda look crispy and delicious.

  4. Jayashree says:

    These look super crisp and crunchy. Nice way to use up leftovers.

  5. Priya says:

    Brilliant idea of using leftover rice, and those pakodas looks dangerously addictive.

  6. harini says:

    Interesting recipe for the theme!! Very sinful and perfect for the weather we have now.

  7. Jyoti says:

    Mouthwatering! I will definitely try this

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