Jun 13, 2010



We have seen this recipe in a TV show, before that I use to make pakodi s with left over rice. Some times after a party left over rice is a big question mark for me in that case this is a great idea to finish that rice.in that tv show she didn't add vegetables but adding fresh grated vegetables will give a great taste to the cutlet, no need to add potato because we are using corn flour, chick pea flour,bread crumbs for binding, they helps to give a crispy texture also. Of course you can use fresh cooked rice also.
Wow girls Priya,Sailaja and Sharmila How did you find that!!!!! I thought only I know the recipe... heee hee hee great yaar thank you all for the comments and here I goo with the recipe..........

Cooked rice --- 2 & 1/2 cups (you can use left over rice or vegetable pulav or any non-vege pulav will give great taste in this you have to remove hole spices)
Onion -- 1 big finely chopped
Fresh coriander leaves --- 1 tab sp finely chopped
Carrot -- 1/4 cup grated
Cabbage --1/4 cup grated or finely chopped
Spinach --- 1/4 cup finely chopped
Green chilli chopped --- 1 tab sp
Besan (chick pea flour) -- 1 tab sp
Corn flour -- 1 tab sp
Fresh Bread crumbs -- 1 cup
Red chilli powder ---1/2 tea sp
Salt --- 1 1/2 tea sp or according to your taste
Garam masala powder -- 1 tea sp(optional)
Oil for deep frying


1.Mash the cooked rice with hand well, add chopped onion, chopped green chilies,grated vegetables, chopped spinach, chick pea flour,corn flour,fresh bread crumbs, salt, red chili powder,garam masala (if using) mix well to combine every thing.
2. Now make Small balls out of this mixture, give desire shape and deep fry in hot oil till golden color.
3. Remove from oil serve hot with tomato sauce or hot garlic sauce
Note:- Mash rice with hand only don't use blender or mixee if you use blender or mixee rice will become very soggy(fine paste) that won't give a good taste to cutlet
Use fresh bread crumbs and mix them with rice mixture this will help you in binding and helps in remove extra moisture from rice mixture and vegetables also and your oil won't spoil trust me and try this with any cutlet not only this one you will get nice crisp cutlets
You can shallow fry them but deep fry gives a better and crispy texture.


Priya Suresh said...

Super delicious cutlet, sometimes if there is no bread or potatoes, i'll go for cooked rice for making cutlet, the texture of the cutlet looks so , thats y i said its cooked rice, fabulous snacks Rekha..

Asha said...

I made these once too, so delicious. Looks perfect, good for snacking.

Rachana said...

A delicious way to use leftover rice. These cutlets look so crunchy and yumm!

Life is beautiful !!! said...

Never seen any dish with cooked rice before. Looks gr8 and a gr8 way to use left-over rice. Thanks for sharing this recipe and regards to ur mom.

priya said...

yummy and looks so crispy
superb recipe

Hari Chandana P said...

Superb presentation.. looks perfect and tempting.. nice clicks too.. :)

Dipika said...

Wow nice way to use cooked rice....sometimes we have left over rice and i feel this is good way of using it...nice dish and no one knows tat rice was used in it...thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe :)

AJ said...

Delicious looking cutlets!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

wow .....iam also good at guessing.Looks tempting

Yasmeen said...

Perfect for snacking :D