Rice is one of the items that
gets leftover most of the
times because one can never
estimate exactly as to how much to make in the first place. But that's no problem at all. A whole book can be written on what to do with it! You can make delicious curd rice the next morning, or phodni bhaath- which means tempered rice in Marathi. Add some veggies and sauces and have fried rice ready.
So whats the surprise here? Well i decided to do something different with the leftover rice, so that it doesnt look like rice anymore...
So thats how Surp"rice" patties were made with the surplus rice!
-2 cups leftover rice- refrigerated overnight
-1 cup grated green papaya ( I used this because i had half a papaya lying around, you can use any such veggie like bottle gourd, or a carrot-just make sure it's not something that will ooze too much liquid)
-Finely chopped green chillies 1-2-depending on the spiciness
-Pinch of turmeric powder
-Few springs of chopped coriander leaves
-2 tbsp of gram flour -besan
-Salt to taste
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. The mixture should not be too soft, or else the patties wont retain their shape. To harden it, add some more gramflour.
Shape into ovals / rounds. Grease a non-stick pan with a tspn of oil, and place the patties. Cook till golden brown and crisp on the outside, on both sides.
This should take around 5-7 minutes per side on a slow flame.
Serve with chutney / tomato ketchup.
Roll a chapati / tortilla around the flatttened patties, for a kabab roll.