I have grown up in a family where Peanut Powder is a staple in the pantry. So I was surprised to find out that Peanut Rice is a delicacy in some households! I came to know of this particular variation from my cousin, Sowmya. She tells me that it is prepared very frequently in some households. I also realized that this rice can be put together in a very little time and can prove to be invaluable for some :)

Peanut Rice

Ingredients -

Rice cooked 2 cups
Peanuts roasted handful
Coriander seeds roasted 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds roasted 1 Tbsp
Red Chillies 1-2 (or as per taste)
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few, Asafoetida a pinch)
Lemon juice as needed

Method Of preparation -

Grind roasted peanuts, roasted coriander seeds, roasted sesame seeds and red chillies. Set aside.

Spread the cooked rice in a serving platter and set aside to cool down. Better if the rice is already cold!

In a small sauce pan, prepare the seasoning by adding oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. 

After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are brown enough, add turmeric and salt. Remove from fire.

Mix this seasoning and the peanut powder into the cooled rice and mix well.

Check for taste and squeeze in the required lemon juice.

Serve it with Raita and enjoy!

Linking this to Smitha's 'Healthy Lunch Challenge' guest hosted by Kavi.

Preparation Time 10 min
Serves 3
Posted by Harini on Monday, November 7, 2011


  1. Kavi Says:
  2. Awesom Rice! Would love it if you could link it to my event, the Healthy Lunch Challenge. (you have to mention mine as well as Smita's link. Its there in the rules)

    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  3. delicious easy and simple peanut rice.

  4. Deepti Says:
  5. look at the color of it....Loved the peanut flavor in rice


  6. Delicious looking peanut rice. Amazing preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Anonymous Says:
  8. Is it possible to substitute daria for the peanuts in this recipe?

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. Omg, super delicious and definitely flavourful rice, cant wait to try..

  11. Can't say no to this quick tasty meal..
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Savory Baked

  12. divya Says:
  13. Wow they looks super irresistible, fantastic..

  14. Archana Says:
  15. i used to love this but now it gives me heartburn. But will try this out with lesser peanuts.What a shame.

    Hosting an event which I am calling Back to our Roots Also hosting for Nov’11 Veggie Food for the Month_Raw Banana. Please do send me your entries.

  16. Suma Gandlur Says:
  17. Love this twist to the lemon rice.

  18. Kavi Says:
  19. Thanks a lot for linking it to my event! :) Really means a lot. Looking forward to more entries~~ :)

    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  20. Kavi Says:
  21. Thank you both so much for linking your entry to my HCC event & making it a huge success! Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III (to be uploaded tomorrow)

    I would love to have your entries in my ongoing events:
    Jingle All The Way &
    Microwave Easy Cooking
    Have a great day!
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

  22. Kwik Samosa Says:
  23. thank you so much your blog is very helpful nice posts please share some new ideas and cooking easy tips for dal Tadka Making daily cooking quick, easy & effortless, while making sure the food is super fresh & Healthy. With Kwik Foods. We also keep ready to Cook Samosa, please do try once.

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