This is simple, easy to prepare, aromatic , spiced rice with roasted peanuts. This is common rice dish in South of India. This is also one of the go-to lunch box dishes. Whenever I am in a hurry or feel lazy or have left over rice, I sometimes prepare Peanuts Rice. It just needs raita/papad as accompaniment and you have lip smacking dish ready

*You can make this with fresh rice or left over rice. Rice should be cooled before preparing this rice

Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Total time: 35 mins

Servings: 2


  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon Urad Dal (Black gram lentils, skinned and split)
  • 1 teaspoon Chana Dal (Split chickpeas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds (Til)
  • 3 dried Red Chili
  • 2 tbsp grated Coconut/desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups cooked Rice
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 6-7 Curry Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Steps to prepare

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil. Add 2 tbsp peanuts, chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds with sesame Seeds and dry red chili
  • Saute until aromatic
  • Add coconut to the pan
  • Roast for a minute and allow to cool completely
  • Grind to fine powder and keep it aside
  • Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds
  • Add peanuts and curry leaves. Roast until peanuts are crunchy
  • Add salt and ground masala. Mix well
  • Add cooked rice and gently mix
  • Cover and Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with raita/salad
Peanuts Rice
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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