Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rice Pakoda and TAG Award!

Came across this recipe a few years back when I purchased a copy of Sanjeev Kapoor's "Khazana of Indian recipes".  I have been making this pakoda for my guests eversince! They keep wondering what the pakoda is made of and when they hear its made of 'rice', its fun to see their reactions. Its very simple and a great way to use left over rice too. Confession : It is so yummy that I actually make rice just to eat this pakoda..... lol.

Here is how I make it: Mix together 1 cup cooked rice (soft), 1/2 cup besan, 1/4 cup finely chopped onion, 3 chopped green chillies, 2 tsp chopped ginger, 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, 1 tsp chat masala, 1 tsp red chilli powder,1 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala, salt to taste and a little water as per need. Form small flat balls and deep fry in oil till golden brown. Serve piping hot with chutney/ketchup.  Tates even yummier with a cup of hot tea or coffee :))

Friends, I am also happy to announce my TAG award!!  

Priya of MharoRajasthanRecipes has tagged me :)) Thank you so much for this award Priya, love to have you as a friend.This award comes with set of rules...The rules are,

1. I should pass it on to 7 friends.
2. I should post a favourite picture/pictures.

Actually I would have loved to share this award wish all my blogging friends whose encouragement keeps me going everyday, but the rules say I have to name only 7.  This time I am trying to include new friends with whom I have not shared awards so far....... so I'm passing this award to these 7 of my blogging world friends........

1. Sheba
2. DaisyBlue
3. Meena
4. Varunavi
5. Aruna Maniknandan
6. Aruna
7. Anu

And, here is one of my favorite picture. I had already posted it a few months back, it still ranks as my favorite!! Till my next post, take care everyone......... will be blogging whenever I get a chance, still busy........

21 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Rupali, looks so delicious. I love the presentation :)

Pavithra Srihari said...

Rice pakoda... simply superb da, very new to me .. will definitely give a try ...

That horse is magnificent... Beautiful pic, no wonder its ur favourite.. Congrats da

Sushma Mallya said...

pakoda looks yum,very nice way to use leftover rice, very innovative..thanks for sharing rupali and congrats on your award as well

Panchpakwan said...

Nice recipe with leftover..looks yumm.
Congarts on Award.

Meena said...

thanks for the comment on my blog...congrts on the award and thnks for sharing...keep posting the awesome recipes!

R said...

Priya: Thank you so much!!
Pavithra: thanks for appreciating, yes the horse was truly majestic :)
Sushma:Thank you very much!
Panchpakwan: thanks!!
Meena: Thank you, do pass on the award to ur blogger friends :)

Varunavi said...

Thanx a lot rupali for the award,hugs

Nice recipe will do it as everyday some rice is left over.Thanx for sharing the wonderful recipe.

Nisha said...

Thanks for dropping by.You have a lovely space.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Rice pakoda looks very tempting..
Thx. a lot for sharing the award with me dear :-)

R said...

Varunavi: u r welcome! thnx for appreciating the recipe.
Nisha: thanks. u have a lovely space too!
Aruna: u r welcome, thnx for appreciating!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment. You have a wonderful blog, I loved reading all your posts...will keep in touch :)

R said...

gita: thnx, appreciate ur stopping by too, yes will definitely be in touch :)

ARUNA said...

wow that's a yummy dish Rupali, tx for tagging me dear. Sorry for a late reply. I saw ur tag yesterday but was lil busy.....tx for it dear!!

ruchikacooks said...

Looks so crunchy!

R said...

aruna: that's ok as long as u got it, u r welcome :)
ruchika: thanks ruchika!

? said...

Just came across your blog and this recipe! Never heard of it but tempts one to try! Thanks for sharing.

R said...

? : thanks for visiting and appreciating!

shanthi said...

This is so crispy. Do visit my blog when time permits.http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

R said...

shanthi: thanks, will visit ur blog soon.....

Shanthi said...

Simply superb and crispy

R said...

Shanthi: thank u so much!