Just recently I have started to think a lot about doing something creative with leftover food which in my home is unavoidable. I almost daily have something or the other left in my fridge.

I made khichdi for the dinner last night and today I made really tasty tikkis out of it for the breakfast just by adding few more ingredients. Khichdi is basically a one pot meal of rice, lentils and veggies cooked together in spices. Its one of the favorite comfort foods in india and is very nutritious in every way.

You can also use leftover rice, dal or even few vegies to make tikkis by mashing them and adding gramflour, onion and spices.

so try these tikkis and let me know how you liked it...

Ingredients- for 8- 10 tikkis

  • Leftover khichdi - 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Gramflour(besan)- 1/4th cup(you may need more or less, it should be enough to bind the tikkis)
  • Onion - one small(finely chopped)
  • Green chili- one(finely chopped)
  • Garlic- one clove (grated)
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves- 2 tablespoon (chopped finely)
  • Oil - for frying
  • Salt - to taste(be careful as there will already be some salt in khichdi so adjust by tasting)


  • Take the khichdi in a bowl.
  • Add all the ingredients mentioned above except oil and mix very well.
  • Make equal sized balls of the mixture and gently flatten a little bit.
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the tikkis from both sides on medium heat till they are golden brown.

To serve- squeeze a little lemon juice on top and serve with tomato ketchup and/or coriander chutney

Posted by sneh On Sunday, June 14, 2009 2 comments


  1. wonderful dish with a left over khichdi,this i will do with leftover rice and also upma,but never thought of khichdi.Anyhow a good idea..


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