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Peanut Rice | Verkadalai Sadham
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Peanut Rice | Verkadalai Sadham

Peanut rice is a delicious Rice variety made with peanuts and freshly ground spice powder. A very simple and easy to make variety rice. A perfect Rice variety that is quick to make and perfect for any parties or any potluck. The peanuts & sesame seeds add a nice flavour to the whole rice!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Kids Lunch Box, Main Course, Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Peanuts
  • 2 Pieces Red Chili
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon Desiccated Coconut
  • 2 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oil

For Tempering

  • 2 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Split Urad Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanuts
  • Few Curry Leaves


  • Cook the rice and spread the cooked rice in a plate to have a fluffy rice
  • Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a pan and roast the peanuts till the peanuts turn brown. Set this roasted peanuts aside
  • Again in the same pan, add red chilli, peppercorns, sesame seeds and fry till the sesame seeds starts to sputter. Then add the dry grated coconut and fry till the coconut turns brown color
  • First add the roasted ingredients to the mixer jar, except peanuts. Grind the ingredients to a coarse powder
  • Then add the roasted peanuts to the mixer jar and grind it to a coarse powder. Set this peanut based spice powder aside
  • Heat gingelly oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add split Urad dal, gram dal and fry the dals till it turns golden brown.
  • Then, add peanuts and fry it for few seconds. Finally add few curry leaves and saute for few seconds. Add the peanut spice powder and saute for a minute
  • Add cooked fluffy rice along with salt and mix well gently. Do not mash the rice. Mix gently and add it to the serving bowl
  • The delicious Peanut Rice is ready to serve! Serve with Potato Fry and papad and enjoy the rice!




Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 465mg | Fiber: 3g