Leftover Rice Pakodas | Cooking with Leftovers | Step by Step Recipe

>>  Monday, October 24, 2011

For the second day of cooking with leftovers, I got this wonderful idea of making pakodas from leftover rice from Amma. I was thinking out loud during our discussion and she said I could make these pakodas with rice and onions with the usual pakoda ingredients. So that's how we ended up eating these delicious crunchy snacks. 

These were crispy for a while, but as with any pakoda that you make, ended up being a little soft on resting. Of course anybody in regular times, won't allow these to stay put right. These made a great side for the vegetable biryani I made for lunch.

Konda liked the idea and I was glad that she liked it. I see that though she fancies Banana bajji, these days she eats onion pakodas also.

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Leftover Rice Onion Pakodas

Ingredients Needed:

Leftover cooked rice - 1 & 1/2 cups
Besan / Gram flour - 1 cup
Onions - 1 big
Curry leaves few
Green Chilis - 2 medium
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves, finely chopped - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying.

How to make the rice onion pakodas

In a bowl, take the rice, mash it slightly. Take the onion julienne, salt, red chili powder, besan, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

Mix well and crumble. Sprinkle water and mix to a stiff batter.

Heat a kadai with oil. When it's hot, gently drop a piece of the mix, see it comes up. When the oil is hot, sprinkle the pakoda batter directly on the hot oil. The pakodas need not be of uniform shape or size. Cook onn medium flame on both sides.

Drain to a kitchen towel.

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Smitha October 24, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

this is a nice way to use up leftover rice!...will be easy for the kids to eat! :)

Priya October 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM  

I know how tasty these pakodas will be,delicious..

Kalyani October 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM  

nice idea Valli !

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Mélange ! October 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

Truly wonderful..salutes amma for this.Can make anytime.nice.

Harini October 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM  

Yup these will disappear in no time!

The Pumpkin Farm October 24, 2011 at 11:20 PM  

perfect clicks Valli, i learnt these from MIL post marriage. for some days I used to purposefully cook more rice so that she would make these during snacking time

sushma October 25, 2011 at 4:16 AM  

Good idea must be tasting good...will try for sure

Krithi's Kitchen October 25, 2011 at 5:09 AM  

Perfect and fancy way to utilise leftover rice!!
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Now Serving October 25, 2011 at 6:00 AM  

never tried this kind - interesting Valli

vaishali sabnani October 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

these look really crunchy...n pakoras ...anytime:)

Vardhini October 25, 2011 at 10:42 AM  

Nice way to use up leftover rice. Crispy pakoras.

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Vardhini October 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

Nice way to use leftover rice .. yummy.

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Gayathri Kumar October 25, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

Nice crunchy pakoras...

veena krishnakumar October 25, 2011 at 10:07 PM  

new to me....looks so good valli...will try it out

Archana October 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM  

Wow this is wonderful. Never again I will have left over rice and the question what next?

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divya October 25, 2011 at 11:54 PM  

looks absolutely great dear.

Cool Lassi(e) October 26, 2011 at 5:35 AM  

WHat a crispy snack!

Suma Gandlur October 27, 2011 at 12:23 AM  

Love these crispy pakodas. I remember making these frequently when I didn't mind deep frying. :)

DV October 28, 2011 at 5:51 AM  

This is such a wonderful idea :) Crunchy onions, deep-fried will make even old rice super-good :)

PJ October 28, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

Leftover rice at home gets used up as sundried crisps[vatral].I will prepare this next time. the pakodas look so crisp and very tempting...

Rajani November 3, 2011 at 1:04 PM  

this is a very nice idea! lovely pakodas :)

Hema November 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM  

Its really yummy and very interesting. I never thought something like this could serve my son's snacks box. Thanks dear.

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