Rice Pakoda – Rice Pakora – Rice Fritters

June 18, 2015 Pakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  23 comments

I am always in the look for some evening/after school snacks. This Rice Pakoda had been in my to-do list since a long time, or to be precise since I tried Idli Pakoda. It is quite similar to it with a few minor changes as I did not want to have the same taste. These Rice Fritters were so easy to make, crispy from outside and soft inside. Perfect snack with a cup of coffee!! I bet nobody will be able to find out that it is made of rice. In fact I used a bowl of left over rice

So this recipe is a double dhamaka – perfect use of left over rice and a yummy snack in just a few mins!!

Now to the recipe….





[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 10 mins ]


  • Cooked Rice – 1 cup (I used left over rice)
  • Besan/Gram Flour – 5 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1 inch pc(finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves – 2  sprigs
  • Mint leaves – 15 to 20
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – to fry





  • Take cooked rice in a bowl. Mash it up nicely with a fork or masher. To this add besan, onion, green chillies, ginger, salt, coriander and mint leaves.

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  • Mix well so that rice and other ingredients blend together. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. Take small bite sized pieces of the mixture and drop it in hot oil. Fry in medium hot flame until golden brown. Drain in paper towel.

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Thats it!! Crispy Rice Pakoda ready in just a few mins!! How easy was that??

Serve hot with a cup of coffee or tea!!





  1. I have used left over rice. U can use fresh rice too. Make sure the rice is cooked properly.
  2. If using rice that has been kept in the fridge, sprinkle some water and steam it in a pressure cooker for few mins without the whistle. I just microwaved it for a minute. This way it will be easy to mash the rice.
  3. U can skip green chillies and add chilli powder if u wish. But the combo of green chillies, ginger and coriander/mint leaves give a nice aroma to the Rice Pakoda.
  4. If u find the mixture very thick, sprinkle some water.
  5. After mixing all the ingredients, make the rice pakoda immediately. Else the onions will ooze out water and make the mixture watery.
  6. Add more besan flour if u find the mixture watery.

23 comments to Rice Pakoda – Rice Pakora – Rice Fritters

  • amrita  says:

    rice pakoras are hit at my house too

  • Moumita Malla  says:

    Such a wonderful recipe of using leftover rice…so yuuum

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Wow! Rice pakora looks so crisp and intriguing! Lovely share, Sundari! 🙂

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    Nice use of left over rice delightful tea time snack

  • traditionallymodernfood  says:

    Great to use leftover rice.. Looks crisp and yum dear

  • Praba Bubesh  says:

    very innovative..looks perfectly crisp and golden..really want to grab some..

  • jean coyne  says:

    Very easy and lovely snack. Sure to make it . Thank you for sharing. Please keep posting more

  • Fatima Nayani  says:

    I had a little different recipe of rice pakora with me which I never tried. But I liked yours more and I’m going to try this for sure. It is a good recycle recipe.

  • urmi thumar  says:

    nice recepi

  • kushi  says:

    I loved the addition of mint leaves dear. This looks flavorful, crispy and Yummy

  • Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey  says:

    crsipy crispy loving it

  • Saumya  says:

    Healthy n easy way to enjoy snack

  • Lancy  says:

    This looks yummy and crispy! I’ve also checked your idli pakora recipe. Never heard of them before. Thanks a lot for sharing your unique recipes on the blog!

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    lovely rice pakodas….and yum yum yum goes well with cup of coffee…very nice idea to make use of left over rice..

  • Jyoti Sachade  says:

    Very good idea to have fresh snack out of left overs

  • srirupa  says:

    Good bites for a rainy day with hot coffee…you could add some ginger and carrot shreds to it to make it more nutritous

  • Mohammed  says:

    Can we mash the rice in mixture machine or hand blender?

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      Yes u can, it will be an easier and mess free option to mash with a fork though!!

  • viji  says:

    Very cool recipe

  • Baljeet Kaur  says:

    Looks easy and yummy so no water needed to mix up ??

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      Thank u!! U can sprinkle 1 or 2 tbsp of water if the mixture is very thick, else not required..

  • Reena dave  says:

    Really sounds very yummy and easy recipe. Surely I will try soon

  • tabu  says:

    wow awesome recipe ❤️

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