Fritters with leftover rice(Basi chawal ke Pakore)


I am a Bong and I have mentioned in my earlier post that Bongs can make ambrosial dishes out of rejected discarded peels, stalk and leaves of Vegetables.  Being a true Bengali it is in my blood not to throw any food. Few days back while I was attending a phone call for got about rice which was cooking on gas stove. Suddenly I remember and ran into the kitchen, it was not burnt but the lower portion had stick to the base. I transferred it to another pan and cooked separately. But I did not want to throw the sticky rice and planned used it in better way.

I made chawal pakoras with it next day.  That is why named it Basi chawal ke pakore. It was crispy, spicy and super tasty went well with our evening tea. My husband said, if this is the consequence of burning rice, then better burn  little rice daily.

Ofcourse I made it with leftover half burnt rice however this could be a wonderful fritters made with fresh rice too.


  1. Cooked rice- 1 cup
  2. Grated Boiled potato- 1
  3. Finely chopped onion- ½ cup
  4. Chopped green chili- 1 tspn
  5. Grated ginger- 1 tspn
  6. Coriander powder- 1 tspn
  7. Garam Masala Powder– ½ tspn
  8. Amchur powder- 1 tspn
  9. Red chili powder- 1 tspn
  10. Chopped coriander leaves- 2 tblspn
  11. Mustard paste- 1 tspn(optional)
  12. Oil enough for deep frying
  13. Salt to taste


In a bowl put everything except oil one by one.

Mix up everything nicely and form a dough just like aloo tikki.

Make small ball and press between your palm to form flat patty out of it.


Keep in fridge for at least 15 mins.

Take out 5 mins before frying.



Deep fry the patties  in batches.


Serve hot with any sauce of your choice.



17 Comments Add yours

  1. You’re a smartie Reena! Great idea .. will try soon.

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    1. Thanks neha. Do try and share


      1. Hi, Nominated u for “Mystery Blogger Award”. Check out my post.Cheers!!!

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      2. Thanks heaps! Much appreciated. 🙂

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  2. joyeeta81 says:

    Mouthwatering, yummy and smart innovation!!

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  3. Megala says:

    Yummy fritters, love to munch them in the evening!

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  4. Loved the Idea of using the leftover Rice..Awesome post..

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    1. Thank u Anshu for ur kind words.

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  5. Those sound delicious! I made rice last night, I will have to give this a try

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    1. Definitely. Your posts are also so innovative. My daughter loves it.


  6. Great Idea Reena!!!will definitely try this

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  7. Very useful….. Will try

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