March 09, 2022

Chawal Ke Pakore | Chawal k tikki | Rice Fritters (Vegan snack)

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 Does the leftover rice from lunch or dinner make you go crazy ?

Today ,I shall share with you a very delicious and lipsmacking chawal k pakore or chawal k tikki recipe and trust me your family won't even notice the transformation of the rice and you won't have to worry abt wasting the left over Rice .

These pakoras made from rice can be served as appetisers for parties or get together . They are a  perfect crowd pleaser and everyone would love it . You can prepare rice in the morning if you are hosting a party in the evening or night as the rice has to be little dry and grainy before you can make the tikkis or pakodas . The dryness helps in getting crisp and crunchy pakodas ..soft and moist rice will make the pakodas mushy and we don't want that. 

 I am sure we all make the left over Rice turn into lemon rice, curd rice or fried rice and over time it certainly gets monotonous and boring for us as well as our dear family.

From now on you can make these yummy and lipsmacking chawal k pakode or  chawal k tikki and serve it with some tamarind dates chutney and piping hot tea or coffee . At times, I purposely keep some extra rice so I can make these delicious pakodas in the evening for tea time .

You can also add some veggies like shredded carrots , boiled sweet corn , finely chopped methi (Fenugreek) or even palak to make it even more tasty . I had some soaked sabudana (sago pearls) which I added to the pakora mixture and it gave it a nice texture and taste to the pakoras .

Preparation Time - 10 mins
Frying Time - 20 to 25 mins
Serves - 2 to 3 
Complexity - medium 


2 cups left over cooked rice 
1/2 boiled potato 
1 tbsp soaked sabudana /sago pearls (optional)
Chilli flakes as per taste 
1 green chilly finely chopped 
1/2  tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp chat masala 
2 tbsp gram flour / besan 
Finely chopped corriander 
Salt as needed 
Oil to deep fry


  • Take the rice in a blender with some salt and red chilli powder and give a quick pulse . This helps the rice mash well and you don't have to spend time to mash with a masher or your fingers .
  • Take this mashed rice in a big bowl and add the mashed potatoes, gram flour ,chilli flakes,  chat masala,  corriander leaves, green chillies and sabudana if using. 
  • Mix all the ingredients and form a nice and smooth dough.  Adjust salt if needed while mixing the dough .Leave this dough in the fridge for about 10 mins . Refrigeration helps to shape the pakoras as tikkis/patty easily. 
  • Heat the oil in a kadai while the dough is resting in the fridge. 
  • Grease your palms with a little oil, pinch out small portion of the pakoda dough and shape them like a tikki or patty and slowly slip it into the oil and fry until the oil stops hissing and the tikkis turn crisp and golden brown.
  • Alternatively, you can also just roughly pinch out small portions of the dough and drop them into the oil and fry them until crisp and golden brown.
  • Serve with chutney or sauce of your choice and enjoy.

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  1. I used to make exra chawal to make these crunchy pakoras. looks super attractive.

  2. These rice pakodas look so delicious. I do make these but not used sabudana in mine. I suppose, this must give a crunch and help bind them well? I love the patty shaped ones as they would look great when served at parties.

  3. what a fabulous way to utilize leftover rice. Definitely going to try these out!

  4. These Rice pakoras look so crisp and crunchy. Best idea to enjoy leftovers rice. Everyone will love it with some hot chai or coffee. Adding sabudana sounds awesome.

  5. Chawal ke pakore looks so crispy crunchy and delicious. Loved the use of Sabudana. A great way to use leftover rice. I would love to have it with hot coffee.

  6. Looks inviting and the flavors sound fantastic. This is an amazing snack using the leftover rice.

  7. Lovely chawal ke pakora with a cup of tea. I make them but never added sabudana in it. I will follow your recipe next time.


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