Leftover rice is often given a new life by turning it into fried rice (phodnicha bhaat), dahi bhaat or these easy, accomodating cutlets. These make for a quick snack or lunchbox fix.
Here's how I made them today:
1/2 cup cooked rice (I had leftover white rice, brown will also work)
1 medium potato - boiled, peeled and grated
1/3 cup leftover peas, carrots subji (or other leftover dry subji, if any)
salt to taste
1/4 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp cumin-coriander pwd
1/4 tsp red chilli pwd or to taste
1/4 tsp chaat masala (or garam masala)
Mix all the above ingredients together. Divide into ten balls. Flatten slightly between oiled palms. Shallow fry on flat non-stick pan till crisp and golden on both sides, about 5 mins on medium heat. I used just a few drops of olive oil to fry.
Serve with ketchup or chutney or pack for lunch.
Until then, these cutlets are off to the Saas, Bahu aur Sensex Contest at the Edible Garden.
Here is the official movie website.