Today I am sharing a leftover makeover dish. It is very easy to make and is equally delicious with simple ingredients at home . Serve as a snack with tea or coffee and enjoy these Chapati and Rice Fritters. There are times when you have leftovers and the family does not want to eat the same food. Then the only option is to present it in a new avatar. I am against food wastage.

Some facts about food waste:

Food wastage is still a major concern in many parts of the world .It is having a major impact on climate change and agriculture. Food waste if not handled or reclaimed properly( through composting) then it will have many negative environmental consequences.The analysis estimated that global food waste was 931 million tonnes of food waste. Many people are aware of this issue and working towards Zero waste by consciously handling food . Awareness is also being created by getting more people to use bio degradable and sustainable products . People are also being encouraged to do composting .

We use food consciously and are working toward zero waste. We don’t like to eat the same food again ,so we create something using it and present it in a new avatar. My family loves it as they are against food wastage. This Chapati and Rice Fritters is one such delicacy.



Preethi Prasad
These fritters are made using left over chapati and rice. A left over make over dish that is super addictive. It is super delicious.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Wide Bottom Pan
  • 1 Chopping Board and Knife
  • 1 Slotted frying Spoon


  • 2 Nos Leftover chapati
  • 1.5 Cup Leftover Cooked Rice
  • 2 Tsp Rava
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 no Big Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 No Green chilli finely chopped
  • 2 Inch Fresh ginger finely chopped
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Pulse the Chapati in a blender to get a coarse mixture .Transfer to a wide bottom bowl
  • Pulse the cooked rice as well in a blender to make it lump free. Add it to the bowl with chapati mixture
  • To this add Rava , Rice flour, finely chopped onions , chopped green chilli, finely chopped coriander and ginger . Mix well.
  • Add salt , red chilli powder ,asafoetida and jeera.
  • Mix well . Heat oil in a wide bottom pan.
  • Take a teaspoon of mixture make a ball and drop them in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown.
  • Fry a few balls at a time but do not overcrowd.
  • Once it turns nice crispy and golden brown remove from the oil and transfer them on to a paper towel to absorb extra oil if any.
  • Repeat the process for the balance dough mix .
  • Serve with any sauce or green chutney .Enjoy with tea or coffee.


  1. I have used left over chapati and Rice. You can make it fresh chapati and rice too.
  2. Adjust spice level as per your tolerance 
  3. This is perfect for my family and they just loved it.
  4. Never waste food and serve them in creative ways to your family.
  5. Do try and follow Zero waste.
  6. Lets make our environment a better place for our future generation.
  7. Play your part.

Chitranna Vada / Fried Rice Vada

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  1. 5 stars
    Hey this is a really interesting makeover of rotis and rice . I am now deliberately going to make some extra roti and rice one of the days to prepare these yummy Fritters and enjoy with chaai

  2. 5 stars
    Wow Preethi what an amazing recipe. I sometimes have 1 roti or paratha left and land up having it for breakfast even though I would preferred something else. Now I know what to make with it. I usually make rice bhajia but this is a new recipe for me.

  3. 5 stars
    Like Priya I am too going to make extra rice and chapatti. Definitely a dish you need to plan to make in my place. Love it.

  4. 5 stars
    i usually make rice pakora with leftover cooked rice, adding chapati is such a fab idea. am sure my airfryer would be happy to bake these (lol!!) and so would the kids to eat a crunch , delish snack such as this!

  5. 5 stars
    Wow Preethi what an interesting way to use leftover roti and rice. Fritters looks so crispy and superbly delicious. Rice flour, semolina and cooked rice definitely made these Fritters perfectly crisp.

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