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Peanut rice recipe

Peanut rice recipe a easy one pot rice perfect for lunchbox
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • salt to taste

To roast:

  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 nos red chillies
  • 2 tbsp coconut

To temper:

  • 2 tsp peanut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp peanuts


  • First add all other ingredients except coconut and roast till peanuts turn slightly golden then add coconut and roast till nut turn golden brown and coconut is dry.
  • No need to brown the coconut.Cool down the mixture completely then transfer to mixer jar.Grind to a slightly coarse mixture.
  • Heat oil in a kadai - add the items listed under'to temper' let it splutter.Now to a mixing bowl add rice,peanut mixture and tempering along with required salt.Mix well.


  • You can make the spice powder a day ahead and just mix it the next day to pack for lunch.
  • While grinding just pulse and grind else the spice powder will become sticky.
    Adding a tsp of oil while mixing rice keeps the rice moist.
  • If you do not have peanut oil replace it with gingelly oil or normal cooking oil.
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