Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spicy Rice Parathas from left-over rice

Every housewife at sometime or the other faces the problem of left-over cooked items and is always in a dilemma as to how best to either avoid the situation or camouflage the same into a culinary delight!

If the left over cooked item is rice, then generally I use it to make lemon rice, puliyogare, or fried rice etc.  Believe me they really taste good.
But this spicy rice parathas made from the leftover rice beats all of them and is worth trying out. You will not regret it.

Spicy Rice Paratha
 Spicy rice parathas with salad


Left over rice
1 cup
Wheat flour
1 cup
Gram flour (Besan)
½ cup
Yoghurt /curds
¼ cup
Ginger chopped & crushed
1 inch piece
Green chilies chopped & crushed
4-5 (or as per taste)
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Red chilly powder
½ tsp
Chopped coriander leaves
3-4 tbsps
To taste
For shallow frying


  1. Put all the above ingredients (except oil) into a bowl and knead it into smooth dough. If you have a food processor, this can be done in a jiffy.
  2. Divide the dough into 14 balls and roll each ball into flat discs or parathas using a little flour.
  3. Fry these parathas on a hot tawa (griddle or frying pan) using little oil. Fry them on both the sides till brown spots appear. Remove from the pan or tawa.
  4. Follow the same procedure for the rest of the dough.

Makes : 14 parathas depending upon the size of balls


  • This goes well with plain curds, or salads or with any curries.
  • If the dough is not being used immediately, it can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
  • Chopped mint leaves or kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) can also be used.
  • Freshly cooked rice too can be used in this recipe.

P.S. Watch out for another tasty snack from left-over rice in my next post.

    1 comment:

    1. i have a bunch of leftover rice sitting in the fridge and thanks to this post now I have a dinner idea too! Lovely recipe. thanks for sharing.