Rice pakoda

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Pakoda is normally prepared with gram flour as main ingredient. But this one is a little twist with cooked rice, gram flour and other spices which is very easy and quick snack. I got this recipe from my friend and i wanted to try it for long time. I had some left over rice and that made me to try this recipe now. It was amazing in taste and texture, also it was very crispy even after few hours. Quick and yummy snack for tea time in evening during rainy seasons.

Rice pakoda


Serves 2 people

      • 1 cup – Cooked rice ( i used boiled rice)
      • 1/4 cup – Gram flour / Besan / Kadalai maavu
      • 1/2 cup – Chopped onion
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Red chilli powder or add as needed
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves chopped finely
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida (optional)
      • Salt to taste
      • Oil for deep frying

Rice pakoda process

Preparation method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add cooked rice, gram flour, chopped onion, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, chopped curry leaves, asafoetida and required salt to it.
  2. Mix everything well together without adding any water and also do not mash it (rice should hold it shape), set it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, pinch small pieces from batter and deep fry them over medium flame until they are slightly golden brown in color or until well cooked. Drain the excess oil with paper towel and serve hot with chutney or ketchup or have it as such along with hot tea.

Rice pakoda pic2


  • You can also add finely chopped coriander leaves and ginger for extra flavour.
  • Do not over fry it, otherwise it will taste bitter while eating.
  • This pakoda will stay crispy for a long time.
  • Do not add any water in this recipe. Because after adding salt, chopped onion will leave water, which is enough for mixing.

Rice pakoda


  1. nice way to use left over rice. I also make it in the same way and add grated veggies to it.

  2. i am in love with t hese pakoras

  3. Wonderful way to finish leftover rice..super crispy.

  4. tempting pakora! feel like grabbing it :)

  5. Arisi pakoda is new to me, I have to try this! Thanks for sharing this recipe Shanthi.


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