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peanut rice is a tasty south indian rice variety made with roasted peanut powder, lentils and spices. 

5 from 4 votes
total time:
30minutes

peanut rice recipe with step by step pics. peanut rice is one of the south indian rice varieties made in south indian homes. while making peanut rice a powder of roasted peanut powder is prepared with some spices. this powder is then added to cooked rice. if using leftover rice, then the recipe gets done quickly.

peanut rice recipe

to save time i have cooked rice in pressure cooker. you can even cook rice in a pot or pan. any variety of rice can be used to make peanut rice. for a spicy version, you can add some more dry red chilies.

in the recipe the peanuts are powdered. however, if you want some chunkiness and crunchiness, then coarsely grind the peanuts. alternatively, you can reserve about 2 tablespoons of roasted peanuts and powder the remaining. add this 2 tablespoon of peanuts later to the rice while mixing.

when grinding peanuts do not grind too much. if the peanut powder becomes pasty and oil is released, the rice does not taste good.

some south popular south indian rice varieties i have shared earlier are:

  1. tamarind rice
  2. bisi bele bath
  3. lemon rice
  4. sesame seeds rice
  5. bagala bath

you can serve peanut rice as a main course or as a side dish. if serving as a main course, then accompany with some raita like onion tomato raita or boondi raita or cucumber raita.

few more delicious recipes you can make with peanuts are:

  1. groundnut ladoo
  2. peanut chikki recipe
  3. groundnut chutney

peanut rice recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:30 mins
peanut rice is a tasty south indian rice variety made with roasted peanut powder, lentils and spices. 
peanut rice recipe, verkadalai sadam recipe, groundnut rice recipe
Course:main course
Cuisine:south indian, tamil nadu
Servings:4
Calories:360kcal
Author:dassana

INGREDIENTS FOR peanut rice recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for cooking rice

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1.75 to 2 cups water or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required

for peanut powder or verkadalai podi

  • ½ cup peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal (split and husked bengal gram)
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal (split and husked black gram)
  • 3 dry red chilies - broken and seeds removed (can use byadagi or kashmiri red chilies)
  • 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds - optional

for tempering peanut rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (gingelly oil)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)

other ingredient

  • salt as required, to be added later

HOW TO MAKE peanut rice recipe

cooking rice for making peanut rice

  • rinse 1 cup rice couple of times in water and then soak in enough water for 20 to 30 minutes. if using brown rice, then for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • later drain all the water and add the rice in a pressure cooker. also add ½ teaspoon salt or add as required.
  • add 1.75 to 2 cups water or add as required for regular white rice. if using hand pounded rice then add 2.25 to 2.5 cups water. if using brown rice, then add 3 cups water. 
  • for white rice, pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame. for hand pounded rice, pressure cook for 7 to 8 whistles and for brown rice pressure cook for 10 to 12 whistles on medium flame.
  • when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid.
  • take the rice in a large bowl or plate and let the rice grains cool down completely. if there are lumps in the rice, then break the lumps.

making peanut rice

  • heat a small pan. keep the flame to a medium-low. add ½ cup peanuts.
  • stirring often begin to roast the peanuts.
  • roast till the peanuts become crunchy and crisp. you will see some blisters and black spots on the peanuts.
  • remove the roasted peanuts in a plate and keep aside.
  • in the same pan, then add 1 tablespoon chana dal.
  • stirring continuously roast chana dal on a low flame till they change color and become golden. they will also become aromatic. remove and keep aside.
  • in the same pan add 1 tablespoon urad dal.
  • stirring continuously roast urad dal on a low flame till the lentils become golden and aromatic.
  • keeping the flame to a low, add 3 dry red chilies and 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut.
  • mix and continue to roast stirring continuously.
  • roast coconut till it is light golden.
  • now switch off flame and add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds. sesame seeds can be skipped.
  • mix well. keep this mixture in the pan till it cools down.
  • take the above spices and coconut mixture in a small grinder jar. also add roasted chana dal.
  • grind in small seconds to a coarse mixture. you can even use pulse option of the mixer-grinder and pulse at intervals of 3 to 4 seconds.
  • then add the roasted peanuts.
  • using the pulse option for some seconds, grind to a semi fine powder. do not grind too much as then peanuts will release their oil.
  • add the ground peanut powder to the cooked rice. add more salt as per taste and mix very well.

making tempering for peanut rice

  • heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil (gingelly oil) in a small pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds.
  • let them crackle.
  • when the mustard seeds crackle, then add 8 to 10 curry leaves and 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing). switch off the flame and stir.
  • add all the tempered ingredients in the peanut rice mixture. mix again.
  • serve peanut rice as a main course or as a side dish.

RECIPE TIPS

tips for making peanut rice

  1. recipe can be halved or doubled or tripled.
  2. use red chilies which are not very hot or pungent.
  3. for spicy peanut rice, you can add 4 to 5 byadagi or kashmiri red chilies.
  4. for more flavor of sesame seeds, you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons.
  5. you can also use leftover rice.
  6. if you want some chunkiness and crunchiness, then coarsely grind the peanuts.
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stepwise easy peanut rice recipe:

a) cooking rice for peanut rice recipe:

1. rinse 1 cup rice couple of times in water and then soak rice grains in enough water for 20 to 30 minutes.

making peanut rice recipe

2. later drain all the water and add the rice in a pressure cooker. also add ½ teaspoon salt or add as required.

making peanut rice recipe

3. add 1.75 to 2 cups water or add as required for regular white rice. if using hand pounded rice then add 2.25 to 2.5 cups water. if using brown rice, then add 3 cups water. for brown rice soak for about 30 to 45 minutes. for white rice, pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame. for hand pounded rice, pressure cook for 7 to 8 whistles and for brown rice pressure cook for 10 to 12 whistles on medium flame.

making verkadalai rice recipe

4. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid.

making peanut rice recipe

5. take the rice in a large bowl or plate and let the rice grains cool down completely. if there are lumps in the rice, then break the lumps.

making peanut rice recipe

making peanut rice

6. heat a small pan. keep the flame to a medium-low. add ½ cup peanuts.

peanuts for making peanut rice recipe

7. stirring often begin to roast the peanuts.

peanuts for making peanut rice recipe

8. roast till the peanuts become crunchy and crisp. you will see some blisters and black spots on the peanuts. cool a few peanuts and taste them. there should not be even a slight rawness in the peanuts.

peanuts for making peanut rice recipe

9. remove the roasted peanuts in a plate and keep aside.

peanuts for making peanut rice recipe

10. in the same pan, then add 1 tablespoon chana dal.

chana dal for making peanut rice recipe

11. stirring continuously roast chana dal on a low flame till they change color and become golden. they will also become aromatic.

chana dal for making peanut rice recipe

12. remove and keep aside.

chana dal for making peanut rice recipe

13. in the same pan add 1 tablespoon urad dal.

urad dal for making peanut rice recipe

14. stirring continuously roast urad dal on a low flame till the lentils become golden and aromatic.

urad dal for making peanut rice recipe

15. then add 3 dry red chilies and 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut.

making peanut rice recipe

16. mix and continue to roast stirring continuously.

making peanut rice recipe

17. roast coconut till it is light golden.

making peanut rice recipe

18. now switch off flame and add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

making peanut rice recipe

19. then add and 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds. sesame seeds can be skipped. if you want more flavor of sesame seeds, you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons. mix well. keep this mixture in the pan till it cools down.

making peanut rice recipe

20. take the above spices and coconut mixture in a small grinder jar. also add roasted chana dal.

making verkadalai rice recipe

21. grind in small seconds to a coarse mixture. you can even use pulse option of the mixer-grinder and pulse at intervals of 3 to 4 seconds.

making verkadalai rice recipe

22. then add the roasted peanuts.

making verkadalai rice recipe

23. using the pulse option for some seconds, grind to a semi fine powder. do not grind too much as then peanuts will release their oil.

making verkadalai rice recipe

24. add the ground peanut powder to the cooked rice.

making verkadalai rice recipe

25. add more salt as per taste.

making verkadalai rice recipe

26. mix very well.

making verkadalai rice recipe

making tempering for peanut rice

27. heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil (gingelly oil) in a small pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds.

making verkadalai rice recipe

28. let them crackle.

making verkadalai rice recipe

29. when the mustard seeds crackle, then add 8 to 10 curry leaves and 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing). switch off the flame and stir.

making verkadalai rice recipe

30. add all the tempered ingredients in the peanut rice mixture.

peanut rice recipe, verkadalai rice recipe

31. mix again.

peanut rice recipe, verkadalai rice recipe

32. serve peanut rice as a main course or as a side dish.

easy peanut rice recipe

namaste, i am dassana

dassana
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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