Sunday, March 16, 2014

Masala Rice Balls

This was something I had made during Ramadan last year. Took pics just before Iftari and then totally forgot about posting it.I had came across this recipe on vahchef's fb page. These are crispy balls which taste just like cutlets but made with cooked rice.

I made a few changes from the way the vahchef made it. What he did was make a ball out of rice and then fill it with a mix of potato masala mix(what u wud make for veg cutlets). But my rice balls came out kinda sticky and so I just mixed everything up and made into balls...

And also, as my hubby likes to have a non-veg item with everything, I added small chicken pieces to the masala mix. It came out pretty good! Alhamdulillah. :)

 It's quite easy to make.
Here's what all you'll need:

  • Cooked Rice - 3 cups(Best to use basmati or ponni or those rice which u can mash easily)
  • Potatoes- 2 medium(Boiled and mashed)
  • Ginger garlic paste(or finely chopped) - 1 tbsp
  • Onion finely chopped - 1 big
  • Boneless chicken cut into small cubes - Half a cup
  • Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
  • Garam malasa - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies chopped finely - 2 or more depending on ur taste buds
  • Coriander leaves - a handful, chopped finely
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil for frying
  • Eggs - 1 big or more if u need
  • Bread Crumbs - How much ever u need
  • Salt to taste

Directions to make:

  • Heat a tbsp oil in a pan add cumin seeds. Let it flutter for half a minute then add in the onions, green chillies. When the onion starts turning brown add in the ginger garlic paste. 
  • Add red chilli powder and garam masala. Saute for a few minutes then add in the small bone-less pieces of chicken. Add salt and let that cook for 3-4 minutes. It doesnt take long.
  • Now add in the potatoes. Mix well and check salt. (Squeeze in some lemon juice if u want). Cook for a few minutes to make into a nice thick masala mix. Switch off flame.Keep aside.
  • In another bowl take the cooked rice, add coriander leaves and a little salt. Mix well. 
  • Now make balls with the rice mixture.... and with the chicken-potato as the masala mix in the centre. (While making this it all got too sticky for me and I just mixed it all up. Iftari time was drawing near.)
  • Beat the egg into a bowl... and just how u would make a cutlet, dip the balls into the egg and coat with bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry in hot oil.
  • Enjoy!! :)

I added boneless cubes of chicken rather than cooked shredded chicken coz my family likes to bite into the cubes. Do whichever u find easy or convenient. 

Try this. Whatever my son loves, I call it a success! :)
It's one crispy awesome snack. Make whichever dip u like and enjoy with tea!


  1. Tasty rice balls. Crunchy tasty with a cup of tea.

    1. Thanks Eliza for coming over and checking out my blog :)
      and thanks also for ur comment :)

  2. This looks crispy and yummy. I have all the ingredients at home. Will try to make it this week.
    "Whatever my son loves, I call it a success!" :D

    1. yes shurooq... ayaan's approval and disapproval is what matters here...
      me and hafizka will eat watever :P

  3. Wow...the filling luks delicious..bookmarking this for next Ramadan . Thanks for visiting my place Shamsheeda..

    1. Thanks Hasna for ur comment :) and for visiting my space too :)

  4. Thank you so much Shamsheeda for coming by and dropping in your comments.. these look so good, apt for Iftar snacks!!! Did see ur other blogs too, love your honest style of writing... :)

    1. Thank you for coming by and commenting... i have been following u for a few months now and even thou i notice u post almost every day, i know u just squeeze it in... ur married, ur working annnnd ur a mother of two... at times i cant help thinking, "how does this girl keep going?" :) Mashallah... if ur happy with how u r doing things, thats all that matters...
      Thanks for stopping by my other blogs too... :)

  5. it looks mouthwatering...can have it anyday

  6. Tempting snack,looks delicious.