Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tasty Cutlets made from left over rice

As promised in my last post, here is another tasty snack from left over rice. This can be quickly prepared as all the ingredients are generally available at home at any given time. Moreover, its very tasty and the left-over rice is very well camouflaged ! This snack was an instant hit at home.

Tasty Cutlet from leftover Rice 1
 Cutlets shallow fried plain (without rolling in semolina or breadcrumbs)

Tasty Cutlet from leftover Rice
 Cutlets rolled in fine semolina(sooji) and shallow fried


Left over rice
1 cup
Potato (boiled & mashed)
1 large
Mixed vegetables (cut into cubes & boiled)
1 cup
Bread slices
Onion (chopped)
Green chilies
Coriander leaves (chopped)
2 tbsps
To taste
Fine semolina (sooji) or bread crumbs
½ cup
For shallow frying


  1. Soak the bread slices in a little water for about 2-3 minutes and then squeeze out excess water.
  2. Mix all the ingredients (except oil and semolina/breadcrumbs) and the bread slices in a bowl and form cutlets into desired shapes.
  3. Roll each cutlet in fine semolina or breadcrumbs and keep aside.
  4. Shallow fry these cutlets in hot oil until golden brown on both the sides.
  5. Serve hot with chutney or tomato ketchup.

Makes: 10 cutlets (depending upon the size)

These cutlets can also be shallow fried without rolling them in semolina or breadcrumbs.
To make it more spicy, you can add chilly powder, garam masala powder and a dash of lime juice.