Rice-Sooji Cutlets


You would never want to have biscuits or regular nankeen or farsaan every day with your evening tea. If you find them boring and want something different, these cutlets are for you!
These easy-to-make snacks will make our work easier and hassle-free when your guests visit you without informing beforehand. So putting aside the irritation that comes with last-minute, unexpected visitors, these cutlets are the best use of leftover rice resting in our refrigerators.
 often we end up with leftovers, which duly get stowed into the fridge and forgotten! These crisp n tasty cutlets are the best to transform your leftover food. I often call them leftover ka makeover cutlets!! An addition of semolina and crushed peanuts make them crispier.

Course – Evening Snacks

Cuisine – Indian

 Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 20 Min

 Total Time – 30 Min

 Yield – 8-10 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan


  1.  Cooked rice – 1 cup
  2. Fine sooji or semolina – 1/2 cup
  3. Finely chopped onions – 2 tbsp
  4. Raw peanuts – 1/4 cup
  5. Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  6. Salt – to taste or 1 tsp
  7. Red chili powder and turmeric powder – 1 tsp each
  8. Amchur /dry mango powder – 1 tsp
  9. Chaat masala – 1 tsp


1 – Firstly, fry peanuts till light brown and keep aside to cool
When cooled, grind them to a coarse powder
2 – In the same grinder, grind coarsely the cooked rice with 2 tsp water and keep aside
3 – Take a bowl and mix everything except oil, to make a dough
4 – Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into cutlets and refrigerate them to set for 10 minutes
5 – Heat oil at a high flame in a kadahi and deep fry each cutlet to golden and crisp
6 – Serve this amazing snack with chutney as an evening snack