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Adai with leftover rice / Leftover rice recipe / Leftover rice Adai recipe


Got leftover rice for dinner from lunch, but you want to have tiffin, don’t worry check out this adai recipe for a yummy dish from the leftover rice.

Usually we don’t have rice for dinner, due to the cold weather, we can’t consume it after fermenting with water for the next day breakfast. So thought of trying out this adai, also it came out well – crispy and soft. The only important thing you need to do here is this adai would take little time to cook and also it should be cooked in medium flame. Let me share the recipe…

Do check out my Plain Adai recipe, Murungai Keerai Adai recipe/Moringa Leaves Adai Banana flower Adai recipe / Vazhaipoo Adai recipe, Egg Adai recipe / Mutta Adai.

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Preparation Time – 10 mins

Cooking Time – 10 mins

Serves – 3 nos

1 cup – 160 ml


  • Leftover Rice – 1 cup
  • Besan/Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour – 3 tbsp
  • Rava/Semolina – 1 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Chillipowder – ¼ tsp
  • Eno (original flavor) – ¾ tsp
  • Curd/Yogurt – 3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – for frying


  • Mash the leftover rice with your hands, be sure there should be no lumps.
  • Add in rava and besan, mix all these together.
  • Pour in the curd/yogurt and eno powder, mix them well together.
  • Pour in little water, mix it well and bring them to a dosa consistency.
  • Sprinkle the asafetida, salt and add the onions, curry leaves. Mix well.
  • Heat tawa and rub with oil, spoon the batter and slightly spread it (it should be thick).
  • Cook in low flame for 3 mins, gently swap the side of the adai and cook for another 3 mins.
  • Drizzle little oil along the sides and cook until it turns golden brown.

Serve hot with Chutney, Idly chilli powder and Sambar.

Sothu Vadagam / Rice Crackers / Pazhaya soru Vadagam


Soththu Vadagam is my all-time favorite, right from my childhood. My mom use to make this a lots in summer and store it in an air-tight container. As these vadagam required to be sun dried, the perfect season for making these vadagam’s are summer.

Bangalore weather is very moderate, neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer. But this time, the summer is Bangalore is boiling and so I found it quite suitable for making these vadagam’s, else I use to buy this in a nearby grocery shop which is so expensive else I get it in bulks whenever I am to my hometown.

These vadagam’s are made from the leftover rice which is fermented overnight in water and then grounded to a paste with little salt and pressed with a mould to desired shape. A perfect summer leftover recipe with rice, never miss to prepare and store it. Let us move on to the recipe…



  • Steamed rice – 3 cups
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 1 cup

Making of Sothu Vadagam / Rice Crackers –


  • Take steamed rice in a wide mouth bowl, pour 3 to 4 cups of water or until the rice sinks in water.
  • Cover with the lid, and leave it overnight. Let it ferment.
  • Next day morning when you open the lid, you could see the rice fermented.
  • Drain the water, add in the rice to the blender and them blend them well to a fine paste.
  • Transfer it to a bowl. Take the press (murukku press or icing cone), scoop 2 to 3 tbsp of grounded paste to the press.
  • Spread a white cotton cloth, and squeeze the press from top to down of the cloth, so that the rice paste falls to a line in the cloth.
  • Now sundry the cloth for 3 to 4 days or until the rice paste dries well and becomes like a stick.
  • After its done, remove the vadagam from the cloth, if not able to remove turn the cloth to the other side, sprinkle little water over the cloth and pull the vadagam.
  • Spread it in a plate and sundry for 3 to 4 hrs.
  • Store it in an air-tight container.
  • Heat a cup of oil in a kadai, drop in the vadagam and deep fry them until they double in size.
  • Drain the oil and store it in an air-tight container once it comes to room temperature, else it would become soggy.

Goes out well with sambar sadham, Bisibelebath, Lemon rice, Puliogare and a perfect combination when served with steamed rice and puzhikuzhambu or vathakuzhambu.

Masala Rice


Masala Rice is something different from all other rice recipes, very simple, easy, less time consumption. Been blogging for almost 2 years, have come across many people in my life both negative and positive. This recipe was shared by one such lovely person, who I knew almost few months’ time – Harsha. When I saw his food picture, I found it delicious and wanted to try it immediately. As the recipe was shared by night and no one in my home wants to have rice for dinner, I planned to prepare it for today’s lunch. The most advantage in this recipe is that one can prepare it even with the leftover rice from lunch and serve hot for dinner. Let us move on to the recipe…

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  • Steamed Rice – 2 cups
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon (1” inch stick) – 2 nos
  • Shredded coconut – ½ cup
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the cloves, cinnamon and cook them until they start turning dark in color.
  • Add in the ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the shredded coconut and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the steamed rice along with little salt and stir it continuously, until the rice gets blend well with the masala.

Serve hot with any veg or non-veg gravy. I have served it with Chicken Varuval and Mint Lassi.

Do check out my other vegetarian rice recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/vegetarian/.