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Rice Pakora Recipe, Rice Vada

Chawal Ke pakore or rice pakora made using leftover rice or cooked rice, crunchy and crispy to be enjoyed with tea and a good evening snack too...
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Course: Indian Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 2 cups cooked rice/leftover rice
  • 5 tbsp besan/chick pea flour
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder dhania powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • a pinch of cooking soda
  • 1 medium size onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain/carom seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 4 tbsp water to mix the dough
  • oil for deep frying


  • Firstly, in a bowl, add cooked rice/leftover rice, chick pea flour/besan.
  • Into it, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander seeds powder, baking soda.
  • Also add onions, coriander leaves, 1 tsp oil, carom seeds.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add about 4 tbsp water, keep pressing and mix it to attain the consistency of a thick dough.
  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  • Take small portions of the dough, press them, flatten them with hands and drop them in oil.
  • Fry the rice pakoda on low to medium flame until they are cooked well on all sides.
  • Take them out and place them on an absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot with tea or ketchup!!!


1.Into the dough one can even add some boiled and mashed potato, boiled peas etc and knead the dough.
2.We can also add additional ingredients like grated carrots, chopped green chillies etc to make it more innovative.
3.We can also add ginger garlic paste to the rice pakoda batter and it really gives a yummy flavor...


Calories: 300kcal