Serve these as Kids afternoon snack with some strawberries and milk on the side. These snacks will keep the kids full till dinner time.
Not very often you find an Andhra girl making her rice mushy. It did happen yesterday and my rice turned out quite mushy than I could eat. After carefully taking out a layer of the top rice, I was left with some soft rice. Though i don’t prefer, I decided to throw it away. While i was debating to do that, i heard the hungry kids asking for something yummy. In a flash I decided to deep fry my rice just the same way I do the punugulu with the dosa batter. They turned out pretty good.
These are not just tasty but a very fast dish/snack to make provided you have some rice at home. Even brown rice works well with this recipe. Deep fried rice balls can also be called as rice bonda.
Please do check out my new youtube cooking channel where i share simple, healthy short videos- Madhu’s Everyday Indian. While you are there, do check my instant rava vada video.
In addition to the deep fried rice balls, please do checkout my other snack recipes-
chana dal & green moong dal vada
instant rava vada video
Some non fried quick snack recipes–
sprouted green moong dal chaat
rice bonda video –
- Cooked white rice- 1.5 cup mashed or coarsely grind
- Rice flour ( biyyapu pindi) – 3 to 4 tbsps
- Small onion- 1, finely chopped
- Ginger- 1 inch, grated
- Green chilly- 2 to 3 chopped fine or to taste
- Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves- 2 tsp finely chopped
- Oil for deep frying
- Coarsely grind the rice in a mixer or mash it well using a fork.
- Transfer the mashed rice to a bowl.
- Add the cumin seeds, ginger, onion, coriander leaves, rice flour and salt to taste.
- Mix all the above ingredients.T
- You may want to adjust the amount of rice flour depending on how soft the rice.
- If the mixture is too thick, sprinkle some water.
- Make small round balls of the dough.
- Heat oil for deep frying.
- Deep fry the balls, few at at a time in medium heat.
- Serve immediately with some chutney or ketchup/tomato sauce.
Deep fried rice balls / rice bonda with step by step pictures-
Transfer the mashed rice to a bowl.
You may want to adjust the amount of rice flour depending on how soft the rice.
If the mixture is too thick, sprinkle some water.
Heat oil for deep frying and gently add the balls.
Serve immediately with some chutney or ketchup/tomato sauce.
hey madhavi its nice to reach ur blog via julie who tried the same recipe of urs!! Fantastic neat blog u got!! Im following u now!! do visit my space too and stay in touch by following my updates 🙂
i tried but its not getting cooked from inside and i used maida instead of rice flour
If the oil temperature is too hot, the outer layer will become brown fast, but the inside will be still uncooked. Make sure the temperature of the oil is not very hot. The right temperature is when you drop some dough, it comes up with in few seconds and doesn’t become brown immediately. Also using maida should be fine. Hope this helps!
Hi Madhu! your potato kurma post has a broken link. these rice balls look stunning and very nice clicks
When i was still writing the post my son by mistake clicked publish. I immediately deleted it. Sorry for the confusion. Will post the potato kurma recipe soon.
very interesting, rice balls look yummy.
Nice idea.. Rice balls looks delicious..
Very Tempting Madhavi!
Hmm yumm deep fried bliss and that too rice!! brilliant
Wow! Very innovative and useful recipe with rice.
yummy and tempting fritters sis:)
Thanks Madhavi,for ur kind words..these cute bites are incredible and quite addictive.
Good u didn’t throw the rice in bin…nice idea with the lef overs…n the first pic is just awesome madhu…..
Wow – lovely presentation 🙂
They look so tempting and well made