Rice pakora recipe

Rice pakora is an instant and easy snack made with cooked rice, besan, onions and spices. This snack becomes handy when you have to make a snack quickly as the ingredients needed are easily available at home. Rice pakora is a perfect evening snack which can had on its own or with tomato sauce or any chutney of your choice.


  • Cooked rice or leftover rice - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 (medium) (chopped finely)
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Ginger (adrak) - 1 inch (grated or chopped finely)
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Gram flour/besan - 4 tablespoons
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
  • Chaat masala - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE RICE PAKORA RECIPE Mash the cooked rice throughly by hand. IMG_4778

Step 2

Take a mixing bowl. Add the mashed rice, onion besan, green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, grated ginger, asafoetida, coriander leaves and salt and mix well. IMG_4780

Step 3

Set aside for 10-15 minutes. If the mixture is too dry, add 2-3 tablespoons of water as required to make the mixture little soft and mix well. IMG_4781

Step 4

Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan on a medium flame. Once the oil becomes hot, slide the mixture gently with your hand or with the help of a spoon. IMG_4782

Step 5

Deep fry the pakoras till light brown and crunchy. IMG_4783

Step 6

Remove them in an absorbent towel or tissue paper to remove excess oil.

Step 7

Serve rice pakoras hot with tomato sauce or any chutney of your choice. IMG_4787

Step 8

NOTES : You can add red chilli powder instead of green chillies. Mashing the rice helps to get soft pakoras.

4 Responses to Rice pakora recipe

  1. felina says:

    Interesting recipe.am trying for sure.

  2. Lauretta says:

    please how do i get chaat masala,besan afroetida,and the rest

  3. ranjini says:

    easy and delicious

  4. kamla masalawalla says:

    mmm.sounds delicious and easy,will definitely make.

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