Friday, 3 July 2015


Leftover Vegetable Pulao and Cheese Patties

I quite "not throw" but use the leftover food most of the time, especially the dinner leftovers. Most of the dinner leftovers make very good Breakfast Dishes. I always look for the "leftover Rice and Chapati" to use in making something delicious for breakfast.

For instance, from one of the dinner recently, I was left with 1 and 1/2 cup of Vegetable Pulao. I was thinking it's not even a full portion for someone. So thats going to be converted into something else. Kept it carefully in the fridge and next morning i was up with a recipe in mind for a tasty breakfast.

I gathered all the ingredients, in my mind for this breakfast treat. Mixed it all up along with the leftover Pulao, shallow fry that and we have yummy, tasty, delicious Patties to go with Buns, Cookies and morning drinks for breakfast.

Here's presenting Leftover Vegetable Pulao and Cheese Patties. Kids simply loved eating them with out any fussy morning face, Hubby asked me to make them again whenever we have any leftover pulao and me so happy to see them having something they liked.

Try this quick, simple and easy recipe in your kitchen and see your family members face lighting with joy and mouth singing praises for you. Let me know your feedback in the comments below.................... Until Next Time, Happy Cooking Friends, Saumya


Leftover Vegetable Pulao                     - 1 - 1/2 cup
Gram Flour                                           - 3 tblspoon
Grated Cheese                                      - 2 tblspoon
Desiccated Coconut                             - 1 tblspoon
Salt                                                       - to taste / optional
Red Chili Flakes                                  - to taste / optional
Lemon Juice                                        - 1 tblspoon
Oil                                                       - 2 tblspoon to shallow fry


In a heavy bottom pan, dry roast the gram flour for 3-4 minutes.
Tip over the roasted gramflour into the Pulao bowl.
Now add cheese, salt, chili flakes, lemon juice and coconut into the same bowl.
Mix well with your hand to give it a texture of loose dough. Refer the picture.

Divide the Pulao dough into 8-9 equal pieces with greased hands.
Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat.
Grease your hands again and shape the dough balls into patties.
Shallow Fry the Patties , 4-5 at a time, giving them space to cook properly.
Fry them until golden from both sides, flipping carefully in between.
Once all of them are done, Patties are ready to be served, as a starter, light lunch with salad, tea-time snack or breakfast as we did.
You can also sandwich them with buns, baps or Pav with Chutneys, Condiments or sauces.
Enjoy the light, crunchy and filling patties.

You can also use Oats powder, but I was run out it so used gram flour.
You can replace Cheese with crumbled Paneer.
Coconut is totally optional.
Spices are also optional, if the Pulao is spiced and floured extremely hot.


  1. WOW!This is brilliant idea and the patties looks sooo beautiful and delicious dear

    1. Thanks Khushi, Glad you liked the recipe and the look of the Patties!!!!

  2. These look lovely! I like the idea of repurposing left overs too

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Priya, Glad you liked the look of them :)

  4. The patties look delicious. I love your pictures.

  5. I tried making it's great...
    Now if there is leftover pulav in my home this is a permanent breakfast recipe...
    Thanks for sharing this easy and quick recipe..

    1. Thanks Pooja, For trying my recipe :) It's always great to have a feedback. I'm glad that you all loved it :)

  6. Tried this. It was great. Everyone loved it at home. Thanks Saumya for sharing your recipe with us.

    1. Thank you for trying it. Im glad that your family liked it :)

  7. Wow, Such a great idea to use leftout food. I will definitely going to try this. I also tried your Wholewheat Buns Stuffed With Leftover Bhaji recipe. You can add one more quick and easy falafel recipe in your blog.

    1. Thank you Robinson for trying the recipes. Ill surely add it very soon. Thanks you :)

  8. Can I use flour(gehu ka aata) instead of gram flour

    1. Hello, Yes, you can use Maida, Gehun Ka Aata or Besan. I used Besan to keep it easy for digestive system. Thank you for trying.