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Peanut Rice Recipe

Peanut Rice Recipe is a delicious and flavorful south indian rice made with roasted peanut powder, lentil and spices
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword healthy, kids lunchbox recipes, leftover rice recipes, lunchbox recipes, peanut recipes, rice recipes, south indian recipes
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 550kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup (1 cup = 250 ml)

For tempering peanut rice


  • In a pan take 1 teaspoon of oil and roast peanuts, urad dal, chana dal, sesame seeds, dried red chilies, and curry leaves on medium-low flame till dals turn aromatic and roasted well. 
    step to dry roast the lentils and peanuts collage
  • Then add coconut and roast for another minute.
    step to dry roast coconut collage
  • Take it off the pan, cool completely and, grind it all together to a fine powder without adding any water. Keep aside.
    step to blend the roast mixture collage
  • Now in a large Kadai heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add peanuts, mustard seeds, and urad dal, and saute till peanuts are roasted well.
    step to prepare tempering collage
  • Then add curry leaves, jeera, and hing (asafetida) and saute for another 30 secs.
    step to add curry leaves collage
  • Then add cooked rice along with the finely ground peanut powder, salt and give it a mix.
    step to add cooked rice with peanut powder collage
  • Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or till rice absorbs flavor completely.
    peanut rice in a pan collage
  • Peanut or groundnut Rice is ready and serve warm along with some papad and yogurt.
    peanut rice served in a bowl


  1. The rice has to be cooled before preparing this recipe. Leftover rice works best and quickly.
  2. If you dont have coconut, you can skip it.
  3. While grinding peanut lentil powder does not grind too much, peanuts release oil and powder becomes like a paste.
  4. Peanut powder can be made in bulk and can be refrigerated for up to 2-3 in a refrigerator.
  5. You can also add roasted cashews along with peanuts while tempering rice.
  6. If you are a Vegan replace ghee with oil.
  7. Peanut Rice tastes great when prepared slightly spicy.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 70.2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.6mg