Leftover Rice Pakora

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Leftover Rice Pakora

  • Leftover Rice Pakoda Recipe by Cooking with Smita

There are many delicious recipes you can make from Cooked Rice, and Leftover Rice Pakora is one of them. Here I’m sharing a very easy recipe to make crispy Pakoras from leftover cooked rice and believe me you won’t notice they are made from rice. I’ve already shared a couple of recipes made from leftover rice like Vegetable Rice Balls, Leftover Rice Cutlet etc. These pakodas are soft & fluffy from inside and crispy from outside.


  • 1 & ½ cup Leftover Cooked Rice
  • 1 cup Gram Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Semolina
  • 1 cup Fresh Coriander finely chopped
  • 1 big size Onion finely chopped
  • 6 – 7 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1 & ½ tbsp. Pakora Masala
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep fry

For Pakora Masala recipe, refer my Mix Vegetable Pakora Recipe


  • Take leftover rice in a bowl and gently mash.
  • Now add all the ingredients – coriander, onion, gram flour, green chillies, garlic, sugar, pakora masala, red chilli powder, semolina and salt.
  • Add minimal salt if you’ve already added salt while cooking the rice.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.
  • Add water as required and prepare a thick batter.
  • The batter should not be liquidy.
  • Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil for frying in a pan or kadai.
  • Add soda and lemon juice, mix well.
  • Deep fry Pakoras until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Drain on a paper napkin to remove excess oil.
  • Serve Leftover Rice Pakoras with Green Chutney & Tomato Sauce.

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