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Spicy Flavorful Peanut rice | Verkadalai Sadam | Groundnut Masala Rice Lunchbox Recipe

Peanut rice is an aromatic South indian Rice recipe made using freshly roasted groundnuts, lentils and spices. This flavorful delicious Verkadalai sadam will be loved by kids and is an excellent lunchbox recipe which can be prepared very easily. Here roasted peanuts are ground with some lentils and spices and then mixed with white rice. Read the recipe and try this tasty peanut rice.

Peanut rice

Ingredients needed for making Groundnut / Peanut rice

Cooked rice - 2 cups
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
Chana dal - 1 tsp.
White sesame seeds - 1 tsp.
Dried red chillies - 3 nos.
A sprig of curry leaves
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp.
salt to taste
Oil as required
Ghee - 1 tsp.

For tempering peanut rice

Oil as required
Peanuts - 1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
A sprig of curry leaves
a pinch hing

Method for for making Peanut rice

1. Heat oil in a kadai and roast peanuts, urad dal, channa dal, sesame seeds, dried red chillies and curry leaves on low flame till dals turn brown and aromatic. 

2. Now add grated coconut and roast for another minute.

3. Cool everything and grind it all together to fine powder without adding any water in a mixer. 

4. Now in a large kadai heat oil and add peanuts, mustard seeds and urad dal and saute till peanuts are roasted well.

5. Next add curry leaves, cumin seeds, and asafoetida and saute for a minute.

6. Then add cooked rice I usually prefer raw rice for variety rice recipes. Add the finely ground peanut powder, required salt and mix well.

7. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes till the groundnut powder blends well with the rice.

8. Now add a teaspoon of ghee and switch off the flame.

Peanut Rice is ready to serve with papad, Pakoda or Potato fry.

Notes: You can use left over rice for this recipe. You can also add cashews. 

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