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Jun 11, 2012

Brown Rice Pakoda

Brown Rice Pakoda

“Trendy Relish is my mom’s blog. You should look at it if you want to cook some yummy food. I tried some of her food. It is really good! Trendy Relish Rocks! I LOVE IT!”

No, I am not bragging, those were the words of my little one (a second grader). One day she was writing something seriously and I peeked and found this note. I was so surprised and felt happy. Thought of sharing this with you :)

OK. Coming to today’s recipe, I recently tried pakodas with brown rice and they turned out so delicious. I shared these pakodas with some of our friends and they all liked them. I tried many recipes with brown rice and posted before. I felt so happy that brown rice pakodas came out well and are a healthy way to eat pakodas. I deep fried the pakoda this time and am planning to bake them soon to see how they taste when baked. 

Brown Rice Pakoda

  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • ½ cup Chickpea Flour (Senagapindi, Besan)
  • ½ tsp red Chili Powder (can be replaced with green chilies)
  • 1 small Onion, finely diced
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A pinch of Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Wash and soak brown rice overnight.
  2. Grind soaked brown rice into a smooth paste (don’t add too much water). It’s OK if it is little coarse.
  3. Add chickpea flour + red chili powder + onion + baking soda + cumin seeds to the brown rice batter and mix well to form a thick paste. Make sure not to add too much water to the batter. It should be thick.
  4. Pour oil in the pan and heat. When the oil becomes hot, take small batches of the pakoda batter and drop carefully into the hot oil.
  5. Deep fry until the pakodas turn golden brown in color and remove from oil. Place on a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. Repeat the same process with remaining batter.
  7. Enjoy these great tasting and healthy pakodas with tea/coffee and desired dip.
  8. Yummy!!

Brown Rice Pakoda


Unknown said... [Reply]

looks nice and crispy

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

How very interesting ...looks yum

Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Save that piece of letter for future Uma..You are going to cherish it later also...Nice and crispy looking pakoras...Can I have few for evening snacks ? ;-)

Suja Manoj said... [Reply]

Crispy and yummy snack,nice recipe.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

delicious dear..inviting you to join : Street Party Food Event in my blog .

foodydelight said... [Reply]

Very very crispy pakodas


Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Feel like munching some,addictive pakodas.

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

yum yum yummmmmmmmmy crispy delicious lovely pakodas and I am hungry please parcel me some at the earliest.

Sangeetha M said... [Reply]

Interesting...Pakoda looks so crispy n tempting...very nicely done Uma!!

Kavi said... [Reply]

Yummy recipe!

prax said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
the recipe looks delicious and healthy. I have a side question. What grinder do you recommend for such jobs like rice grinding. Any particular brand and model that worked really well for you?

Uma said... [Reply]


Thanks for dropping by! I usually use Butterfly wet grinder or sometimes regular blender (I use Osterizer Company) for grinding rice. Regular Indian mixers also can do that job well. Just add little water while grinding rice, otherwise soaked rice won't grind well.

Kavi said... [Reply]

Wow!! This seems really delicious! I'm ggonna try it! :)

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