Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crispy Semiya Pakoda

Cooking time : 20 mins
Serves          : 2

I really got good encouraging comments on Quick Bonda which I prepared using left over Dosa Batter. This made me to prepare this another interesting recipe using Left Over Semiya. I made this crispy semiya pakoda with the left overs. This is also a simple recipe and kids will definitely enjoy. It is a great tea time snack as well.  Hope you will love this.

Left Over Semiya Upma   - 1 cup
Left Over cooked rice      - 1/2 cup (Optional
Green chillies                    - 4
Onion                               - 1/2
Gram flour                        - 2 tbsp
Maida/all purpose flour      - 2tbsp
Rice flour                           - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder               - 1 tsp
Asafetida                           - Small pinch
Curry Leaves                     - 1 strand
Coriander Leaves               - 1 spring
Salt                                    -  To Taste
Oil                                      - To Fry


  1. Finely chop Onion, curry leaves, Coriander Leaves, Green chillies. In a vessel, Combine all the ingredients except oil and mix well using water to a thick batter. Dont add much water.
  2. Heat enough oil in a deep frying vessel and drop the batter slowly into small fritters. Don't overcrowd the vessel. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
  3. Serve hot with tea/coffee.
  • This Recipe can be prepared with Fresh Semiya also. In this case, you need to boil Semiya with salt and Water till it becomes Soft and follow the same procedure.
  • You can add vegetables like Carrot, Beans, Peas as well.. Since I used Left Over, already all of these were included in it.
  • Let Over Rice is Optional Only. If you have , you can use it. I added it to increase the quantity, but adding this tasted good.


  1. hi poorni this looks a very good use of semiya to me and since you are on to leftovers, check out one of my posts about rice pakodas. u can use leftover rice tht way too

  2. excellent pakodas with left over rice and upma..

  3. @ Meena : Thanks Meena.. I have also tried Rice Pakodas.. Checked your link too dear.. you have tried in diff method.. love to try your method too.. :)

    @ PT: Thanks..keep Visiting..

  4. Beautiful leftover magic,crispy pakodas looks yummy..

  5. very innovative using semiya upma..yummy

  6. pakoda looks mouthwatering and crispy. I am feeling hungry right now.

  7. Hi Poornima ,

    Pakoda looks very crispy....

    Mouth watering :)

  8. Awesome pakora......I am new here

  9. Hi Poorni,

    You have a good collectin here. Went over several f ur recipes, very unique and innovative, specially this semiya pakoda...who wud have thought of such an idea :-)

    Thanks a lot for stopping by my space and saying such lovely words about my Crib Cake :-)


  10. Nice version, pakodas looks so crispy n yummy.

  11. Nice way of finishing the leftovers! :) Deep fried items will sell any time for sure! ;) Nice pakoras!

  12. superb poorni.. nice innovation and looks crispy,mouthwatering pakoda.. keep blogging.

  13. Thankyou all for your lovely comments dear friends.. Really this encourages me to write more.. Keep Visiting..

  14. First time here. nice blog. I too live in s'pore. do visit my space when you find time

    1. Thanks Swasthi.. Nice to get introduced to u.. Keep visiting.. :)

  15. Hi Poorni
    Thanks for leading me to your wonderful space,u have yummy collection of glad to be your follower now :)
    This semiya pakoda sounds very interesting,great snack for kids...looks yummy n tempting too!!
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  16. What a way to use leftovers! This looks great!

  17. Wow looks so nice .

  18. looks so easy to prepare and delicious...mouthwatering!

  19. nice blog Poorni (like your name :D). preventing wastage by giving another form, added aroma & yummy taste to food is an art. Enjoyed the crispy pakoras. Being a vegetarian, will be here to taste the veggie recipes.

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    1. Thanks Mira for your comments n also for liking my name.. :P.. will visit your blog..

  20. That's a good way to use leftovers especially two kinds of leftover.. I love the way how you have changed them into tastiest pakoras :)

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  21. All your recipes look amazing ! thanks for the lovely blog ;-)
    I don't know if you've visited my new vegetarian food blog (cooking and baking) but if you haven't I'd like to invite you (you can enjoy it even if you're not vegetarian).
    Feel free to stop by, say hello and follow the blog so that you'll be getting daily updates (-:

    1. Thankyou so much.. will visit your blog for sure.. :)

  22. crispy have a lovely space...keep posting!!! Happy to be here :)

  23. Hi Poorni I am your new follower the semiya pakoda is so inovative. Do visit my space in your free time.

  24. Thanks Supriya.. Will surely visit..

  25. Hi poorni
    this is the good way to use leftover....happy to follow you...

  26. beautiful will be sure hit n best way to use leftovers


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