Dec 4, 2013

Rice vadai / cutlet

Leftover rice ... enjoy a delicious treat. Yes rice vadas. A rainy evening, a hot cup of tea and some hot hot vadas.... hmmm yess sounds awesome isn't it?  Bored of regular vadas , try these and you will sure like the change. My mummy makes the best but I think these days I too have managed to make something nearly as good.

I remember the first time I made it for my mother-in-law. She smiled and said "you are good at cooking these days... very nice". Now that was one to make my day. I was happy that she liked it. She liked it so much that she asked me make it again when my sister-in-law came home. Now that is nice right???

Good that you dont have to throw away leftover rice nor do you have to worry about eating it though you dont like it. We all love it so we make it ... not too often as it deep-fried but yes sometimes coz its really tasty. They dont taste very good if made on tawa/pan, so deep-fry would be the best option

Serves... 4 ppl - 3 pieces each
Serve option... Hot with ketchup

This is what u'll need....

Cooked rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Coriander leaves - 5-6 strands
Curry leaves - 1 strand
Garlic - 3 cloves
Ginger - half inch
Green chilly - 1 
Chilly powder - 1/2 tspn
Turmeric - 1/4 tspn
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tspn
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Finely chop onions, coriander leaves, curry leaves, green chilly and garlic. Grate ginger and set it all aside
  • Transfer a cup of cooked rice to a working bowl. Use your hands to mash the rice so that it breaks down a little but not completely
  • Add all the chopped ingredients to the working bowl. Now toss in some turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin seeds and salt
  • Mix all of it together so that the spices and greens are evenly blended. When you mix it all it will look like a crumbly mixture. Never mind ... that is how it should look
  • Pick a little amount of the mixture and roll it into the shape of vada. Dont make it too thick. It turns out crispy when its a little thin/flat
  • Repeat the same and make all the vadas and place them on a plate ready to be fried
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. When the temp is right drop in a few vadas at a time and deep fry them. Flip it to cook on the other side too until you reach a slightly golden brown. When cooked take them out and drain them on paper towels 

  • Serve hot with ketchup or chutney and enjoy your evening

  • Dont mash up the rice too much as you dont want to eat a paste/chewy stuff
  • Fry on medium heat. It takes just a couple of minutes for each batch 

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