rice pakoda

Rice Pakoda – Leftover Rice Recipe

Rice Pakora Recipe is one of the easiest and fast-cooking recipes. Best snack dish to cook for kids especially when they get hungry from nowhere and want a fast snack and it also works unexpected guest.

Don’t know what to do with leftover rice from yesterday night? The answer is Rice Fitters / Rice Pakora; they taste very crispy and good. You can adjust the spices accordingly to your liking.

Serve them piping hot and immediately. Leftover Rice fritters taste best with green coriander chutney, tomato ketchup or even with mayonnaise. There are many other pakodas recipes like Suji ke Pakore, Mexican Idli Pakoda and also, Methi Bhajiya which you must definitely give a try!

Let’s get started with the rice recipe!

Rice Pakoda Recipe and Text Recipe Below


  • 2 Cup Cooked rice
  • 1 Medium size Finely chopped Onion
  • 1 Medium size Finely chopped Capsicum
  • 1/4 Cup Finely chopped Carrot
  • 1/4 Cup Chickpea flour
  • 2 Tbsp Semolina
  • 1 Tbsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chaat masala
  • 4-5 Crushed Green chili
  • 1 & 1/2 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 Tbsp Finely chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Finely chopped Mint leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl pour in the rice and with the help of a spoon mash it well.
  2. Next add chopped onion, capsicum, carrots, coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste. Now carefully mix all ingredients blending them well together.
  3. Add gram flour, semolina, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric, chaat masala, asafetida, and salt to taste. Mix well again.
  4. If you feel the mixture is dry you can add 1-2 tsp of water.
  5. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  6. Now make small balls that are oval-shaped from the rice and veggies mixture that we prepared.
  7. Once the oil is hot gently place the oval balls into it. Flip them over and cook until they have beautiful light golden.
  8. Take them out in a kitchen towel-lined plate.

Don’t they look mouthwatering and they taste scrumptious too. It’s an ideal snack dish for people of all ages. Do try this recipe and let me know how your experience was with the dish.

Happy Cooking!

leftover rice pakoda


  1. Rangarajan

    5 stars
    Followed the instructions as given. The pakoras were awesome. The whole family enjoyed it. Best part was that no one could guess that left over Rice was used. They were taken aback when they were told so.

  2. The recipe was very good. Thanks for sharing..

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