Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves: 2 Persons


  • 2-2.5 cups cooked and cooled rice (about 1 cup of raw basmati rice)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons urad dal
  • 2 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dry coconut
  • salt to taste

For Tempring Peanut Rice

  • 1 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • few curry leaves
  • a pinch hing (asafetida)

Directions For Making Peanut Rice

  1. 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. 
  2. Then add coconut and roast for another minute.
  3. Take it off the pan, cool completely and, grind it all together to a fine powder without adding any water. Keep aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Then add curry leaves, jeera, and hing (asafetida) and saute for another 30 secs.
  6. Then add cooked rice along with the finely ground peanut powder, salt and give it a mix.
  7. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or till rice absorbs flavor completely.
  8. Peanut or groundnut Rice is ready and serve warm along with some papad and yogurt.

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