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Leftover rice pakora

Recipe for easy and quick pakora made with leftover rice. A quick and easy evening snack that can be prepared in minutes. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds


  1. Take a bowl and add in two cups of cooked rice. Mash well with hands.
  2. Add in finely chopped onions, coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, salt, asafoetida and cumin seeds. Add in besan (chickpea flour) for binding the batter. Mix well to combine.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai until hot. Gently drop little pieces of the batter in oil.
  4. The batter will form a lot of bubbles at first. The bubbles will subside after a couple of minutes. Fry till the pakoras are golden.
  5. Serve with tea.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Appetizer, snack
  • Cuisine: Indian
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