Rice Vada - Left Over Rice

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Sep. 01, 2011


Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chickpea flour/Boiled chickpeas 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped finely
Fresh curry leaves 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Ground peanuts 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
Green chili paste To Taste
Garlic paste To Taste
Ginger paste To Taste
Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste (If required only) (Optional)
Water 1 Tablespoon (1/2
For frying the dumplings / vadas
Oil 4 Tablespoon (For frying 3



1. In a bowl, combine chickpea flour, ground peanuts, green chili paste, curry leaves, coriander leaves, turmeric powder.

2. Add the cooked rice and about 2 tbsp of oil. Add salt if required.

3. Mix all the ingredients well with your hands, sprinkling very little water as needed (1/2 tbsp to 1 tbsp).

4. Prepare small dumplings and set aside.


4. Heat a non-stick frying pan, and fry the prepared dumplings at high heat. Reduce the heat once it starts sizzling, flip sides and fry until both sides are golden brown in color.


5. Serve these vadas hot with tea or with freshly cut salad.


Boiled mashed potatoes can also be used.

Lime juice and sugar may be added to the mix for added flavor.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 347Calories from Fat 238

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 114 mg4.75%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet