Mar 7, 2013

Peanut rice

My husband and me both are very fond of peanuts that I add it in all curries and upmas and almost every dish possible. So i got to try the peanut rice today.

I am completely out of veggies today and could not go for the grocery purchase. So I came up with this rice. It is a one pot meal and the best when we do not have any vegetables at home. If you like peanuts then go for this. Can also be had as a lunch box recipe.

Ingredients :

Cooked Rice – 1cup
Raw peanuts – ½ cup
Sesame seeds -1/4 cup
Dry Coconut – 4tsp
Red chillies – 4
Sesame Oil- 4 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Urad dal – 1tsp

Method :
  • Roast the peanuts, sesame seeds and red chillies separately.
  • Add the roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, red chillies and dry coconut in the blender and grind them to a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add urad dal. As soon as they turn golden brown add one red chilly (just break one and add it).
  • Now add the rice and the coarse peanut powder.
  • Mix well garnish with coriander and Serve hot with Papad.

My Notes :
  • If you don’t have dry coconut, you can also try frying the fresh coconut after grating it.
  • Also you can substitute sesame seeds for urad dal or chana dal.