September 2, 2016

Chawal Pakora | How to make Rice Pakora | Deep fried vegan,GF delights

Who doesn't mind an ocassional indulgence with deep fried pakoras ? With the rains pouring last few weeks, it was on my mind, and we indulged one evening. With a steaming cup of tea and these pakoras, mom was truly sold out - she cudnt believe when I said it was made with leftover cooked rice.

We even chuckled maybe its a good idea from now on to cook a little extra rice for these yummy pakoras. After yesterday's Idli Manchurian which stole the kids' hearts, this surely did a happy dance in our tummies.

Other pakoras / Pakodas that we also like....

Chawal ke Pakora | Vegan , GF Deep fried fritters made with cooked rice

Cuisine : Indian, course : snack / tea time snack / after school snack
Spice level : Medium
Prep time : 10 mins.; fry time : 15 mins | Serves : 2

  • Soft cooked rice (any variety) - 1/2 cup
  • Besan / gramflour - 1/3 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/4 tsp
  • Onions - 2 TBSP (opt.)
  • Spices : red chilli powder, turmeric pwdr, jeera powder (all to taste)
  • Chopped fresh methi leaves - 3 TBSP (dont skip this!!)
  • Chopped cashewnuts - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ajwain / carrom seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Crushed coriander seeds - 1 TBSP
  • Hot oil - 2 TBSP
  • Oil - to deep fry

  1. First mash up the cooked rice (cool, leftover rice works best) with your fingers, add the rest of the ingredients except the Oil. Mix well, add a tsp or more of rice flour if the dough is sticky. Dont add water at any stage. 
  2. Keep the oil for heating. add 2 TBSP to the rice spice mixture. with a spoon, mix it well. 
  3. Pinch out small portions of this batter and fry in medium hot oil till golden brown on all sides. Drain on absorbent paper. 
  4. Serve hot (it turns soggy after a while) as is with a steaming cup of tea / coffee.

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  1. I would love to have this with hot masala tea. Looks absolutely delish. I could never imagine that there is rice in this..

  2. good one MIL makes this often ...but she adds bajra flour to this recipe...we love it with a cup of tea too

  3. Real good ones . I made them recently but using air fryer . I missed the crunch so next time i am frying them like you .

  4. I like the look your pakoras have..very crispy and tempting!

  5. I love any kind of friEd foods and these pakoras are so tempting.

  6. Another awesome recipe with leftover food. I have heard of pakoda with cooked rice but never tried. Perfect snack to munch on rainy days.

  7. That looks very tempting kal. Awesome recipe with another left over

  8. Thats a very crispy and dangerously addictive rice pakoras, that plate is inviting me.

  9. Nice way to use the leftover rice.Pakoda turned out so crispy,an addictive snack.

  10. I am sure they turn out very crispy. Apt for the weather around there in Mumbai, right?

  11. What a great way to use left over rice. I might end up keeping a little bit extra rice just to make these.

  12. I used to prepare it eons ago when I didn't mind calorie load. :) The crispy fritters are perfect on rainy days.

  13. super crispy and absolutely delicious.. I would try this even with fresh cooked rice.. ;-)

  14. Heh heh from now on I am too coking extra rice. Yummy ones Kal they have come out real crisp.

  15. Super crispy and yummy Pakoras...would love to binge on some. Very nice pics.

  16. perfect way to use leftover rice. i used to make them often. never added methi leaves though. will try it next time!!!

  17. I love these pakoras. My mother makes them really nice and crispy. I loved your version. Perfect with Masala Chai.

  18. Very interesting pakoras made with rice, they look crispy and delicious.

  19. crispy looking pakoras. doesn't look like made with left over rice... interesting one

  20. This is such a tasty way to use up leftover rice. Rocking recipe!


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