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Aug 16, 2013

Peanut Rice / Verkadalai Sadam - Lunch Box Ideas

One fineday i was in a crazy mood to try different rice recipes. So i started to work on it and i made quite a few recipes. I made sesame rice, gooseberry rice, curryleaf rice..All of them turned out so good and we enjoyed it to the core. This has become one of my favorite among them, it was spicy and nutty. If you have leftover rice, then this is a awesome recipe to give it a try. 

You can even make the peanut powder in advance and store in fridge for a couple of weeks. It won't go bad. By this way your work is half reduced. You can just mix this with rice and do a little tempering and your work is done.

Hope you will love this and let me know how it turned out..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves - 2 to 3


Rice - 1 cup
Salt to taste

For Peanut Powder:
Peanuts - 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 2 to 3
Sesame Seeds / Yellu - 1 tblspn
Coconut - 2 tblspn grated

For Tempering:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Take 1 cup rice in a pressure cooker, cover with 2.5 cup of water and pressure cook rice for 2 whistle and simmer for 5 mins. Switch off the flame and let the steam go all by itself. Now fluff the rice with fork and allow it to cool down.

Now heat a pan on medium heat. Add in peanuts and roast it for 5 mins on a dry pan. Now add in dry red chilli and roast it for couple of mins. Now add in sesame seeds and roast it for a min. Now add in coconut and roast it for 3 mins till it turns light golden.

Remove this whole thing on a plate and allow it to cool down. Take this in a blender and Grind this to a coarse mixture.

Heat oil in a kadai and add all the tempering ingredients. Saute for a min.

Now add in rice and mix well. Season with salt and mix well.

Now add the powdered peanuts and toss well.

Serve hot.

Take all your ingredients

Cook rice and allow it to cool down

Start by roasting peanuts

Roast them till they turn golden

Add in chillies

Fry them till they turn golden

Add sesame seeds and toss well

They will jump in the pan

When they are nice and toasted

Add in coconut

Fry them well

Now all of them are cooked

Remove to a plate and allow to cool down

Take them in a blender

Make into a coarse mixture

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in tempering items

Fry for a min

Add in rice

Toss well

Season with salt

Add in peanut powder

Give a good mix

Let everything warm up



  1. i would be happy to eat this for my lunch...

  2. Saw this on google and had to come checkout the recipe. Omgg, it looks so yummy. I am sure tastes crazy good.

  3. Delicious to look at and unique looking peanut rice. Excellent preparation.

  4. Tried this recipe...its a yummm and very different ..i was a little sceptical at first as to how it would taste...but im glad i tried it....what do u suggest as an accompaniment with this? Have tried many of your other recipes too..hats off!!!

  5. @sree...You dont need any sidedish with this. just have it with some papad

  6. Hi Aarti....can I use white or brown sesame seeds instead of black?

  7. Hi Aarthi,
    It looks n tastes also yummy... Can I skip sesame seeds.. And what's alternative for it... Thanks in advance,...

  8. It was totally different. My hubby is a peanut lover and he liked this rice a lot. Thanks: )

  9. It's looks yummy....

  10. The peanut lover in me will.love this...gud try aarthi..looking fwd for more unique and innovative recipes!!

  11. Hi aarathi...can u tell me which rice u used?

  12. Hi Aarthi, the recipe looks so good!! Can fresh coconut be replaced with dry coconut in this recipe? If so, does the quantity remain the same? Thanks.


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