When I see leftover Rice in the refrigerator, I always try not to throw it away but repurpose it some other way. So I thought of making a new dish with that rice. I tried making fritters with this rice and it turned out to be a tasty crunchy starter which can be served as a side dish or a tea time snack.
Left over Rice – 2 cups
Finely chopped Cilantro – 1/3 cup
Onion – 1 (Finely chopped)
Green Chilies – 2 (Finely chopped)
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Red Chilly Powder – ½ tsp
Gram Flour – 2 tbsp
Rice Flour – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – for deep frying
Heat the Oil in a deep frying pan in medium flame for deep frying.
In the meanwhile, combine all the ingredients except Oil, mash and mix well. Make small dumplings from this mixture and drop 8 to 10 dumplings in the Oil when the Oil becomes hot. Fry them crisp. All the sides should turn golden.
Serve hot with Green Chutney or Tomato Sauce.
If the Rice is cold, microwave it for 2 to 3 minutes. Mash it lightly with a Potato masher. You can blend them slightly in a blender also.