Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rice and Vegetable Fritters

I mostly manage to make just the right amount of rice for lunch but you know how there are those days when you have just a little bit extra. My husband and I do not like having rice for dinner so the rice eventually goes into the fridge to be used the next day.
Well, here is a better way to use up left over rice.  It is not the healthiest of options but it is pretty darn good for a cold, rainy, evening!
Chopped onions
Chopped bell pepper
Cheese (optional)
Besan (gram flour)
Maida(all purpose flour)
Chilli powder to taste
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Mash the rice and add the onions, bell peppers, cheese (I used a jalapeno flavoured grilling cheese which I bought from a Persian market) and salt. In a bowl, mix equal parts of the flours, salt and chilli powder.  Add water and make a smooth batter (should not be too watery).
Heat oil in a pan. Make small balls out of the rice mixture, drop them in the batter and make sure they are completely coated. Fry until they are brown and crispy. Remove onto a paper towel and serve with ketchup/hot sauce. Bon App├ętit.
Note –You can add other vegetables too, like carrots, peas, corn etc.


  1. This looks more tempting...perfect for this evening with masala chai...Mmmm!!

  2. Thanks Sangee Vijay, hope you enjoy it :-)

  3. nice idea of using leftover rice, fritters look yummy, looks like u have lots of interesting markets around :)

  4. Thank you Sobha, yes we do have a few good ones here :-).

    @ Faseela - Thanks, it tasted real good too :-)

  5. First time here ...lovely space ..
    nice recipes with beautiful clicks..

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