Cheesy Rice burst/ balls (Without deep Fry)


Cheesy Rice burst is a delicious Appetizer/Snack/Main dish which can be easily prepared in very few minutes. It is a lip smacking dish which is crispier outside and very soft inside. A left over Rice/Cooked rice is turned to a toothsome dish with this easy recipe.

Generally, it is difficult to turn the leftover rice delicious. But with this simple recipe, even a left over rice becomes tastier. As this mouthwatering dish is prepared without deep frying, it is healthy too.

This toothsome dish is prepared with left over  rice/cooked Rice, Creamy cheese, Bread slices, Potatoes, Green peas, Carrots, Onions, Garam masala powder, Red Chilli powder and Mango powder. Here is the simple recipe of it.

Cheesy Rice burst/ balls (Without deep Fry)

  • Servings: 14-16
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It is a delicious Appetizer/Snack/Main dish

Cooking time:

For cooking vegetables: 10 – 12 minutes

For preparing Cheesy Rice burst: 5-7 minutes for cooking Cheesy rice burst. 7-8 Rice burst can be prepared at the same time (It depends upon the size of the Appe/Kuzhi paniyaram pan)

Yields: 14- 16 medium sized Cheesy Rice burst


1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 spoon = 10 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 coffee spoon = 2.5 ml

  • Big sized Potato –2
  • Green peas – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cooked rice – 1 cup (1 cup = 450 ml)
  • Medium sized Onions – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Garam masala powder – (1 – 1 ¼) tsp
  • Cooking oil – required
  • Red Chilli powder – (1 -1 ¼) tsp
  • Mango powder – slightly less than ¼ tsp
  • Medium sized Carrots – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Bread/Whole wheat bread slices – 4 +3 (crumbled for dusting)
  • Creamy Cheese – 1 ½ spoon


  1. Toast the Bread slices with little cooking Oil until it becomes crisper in a Dosa tawa (or use bread toaster to toast the Bread slices) at medium flame. Switch off the flame.
  2. Cut the toasted Bread slices into small pieces and grind it to a coarse powder. Bread crumbs are ready to use.
  3. Cook the whole peeled Potatoes, chopped Carrots, Onions and Green peas with Garam masala powder, Mango powder, required salt and Water (1 Cup, (1 cup = 300ml)) in a pressure cooker for 5-7 whistles (I have used stainless steel 5 litre pressure cooker and cooked for 7 whistles). Switch off the flame.
  4. Mash the cooked Vegetables and Cooked rice. Rice mixture is ready.
  5. Add Red Chilli powder, required Salt and prepared bread crumbs (half the quantity of prepared Bread crumbs) to the Rice mixture and mix it well.
  6. Make equal sized balls with the prepared mixture.
  7. Make a dent in each ball and pour little creamy cheese in it. Close/Cover it and make it as a ball again. Rice balls are ready.
  8. Spread the remaining quantity of prepared Bread crumbs on a plate.
  9. To make the Rice balls crisper, roll it over the spread bread crumbs. Rice balls are ready to cook.
  10. Grease the Appe/Kuzhi paniyaram pan with little Cooking oil and place the Rice balls in the crater of the Appe pan (Use little Cooking oil for roasting the Rice balls).
  11. Cook the Rice balls until it gets roasted well on all its sides (Use Appe/Kuzhi paniyaram pan Spatula to turn the Rice balls). Switch off the flame. Cheesy Rice burst is ready to serve.

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