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Peanut Rice

Peanut rice recipe is an easy, quick and delicious rice variety with roasted peanuts and lentils made in 20 minutes. You can make this super tasty no onion garlic, vegan and gluten free rice easily with few things. Suitable for festivals like Ganesh chaturti, navratri or pack in  kids lunchbox too. This is a very flavorful rice with wonderful taste just like coconut rice. You can serve this peanut rice with some vadam or potato or banana chips. Here is how to make peanut rice easily.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Harini


For peanut rice

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled rice Or 1.25 cups raw rice, cook and cool well
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons urad dal
  • 2 tablespoons chana dal
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds black or white
  • salt to taste

For tempering peanut rice

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 12 cashews
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • few curry leaves


Preparation For Peanut Rice

  • Cook and cool the rice thoroughly. Take the cooled rice in a wide bowl and add few drops of sesame oil to it.
  • Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan. Add measured urad dal, chana dal, peanuts and sesame seeds.
  • Coat the ingredients well in oil and fry until they turn golden. Remove to a plate and let the oil remain in the pan.
  • Once cooled, powder the fried ingredients coarsely.

Making Peanut Rice

  • Now heat the same oil again and temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, sesame seeds, curry leaves, slit green chilies, cashews and peanuts.
  • Add the powdered peanuts and lentils
  • mix well.
  • Saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked and cooled rice, Also add required salt.
  • Mix gently.
  • Serve peanut rice warm or at room temperature.


  • Adding sesame seeds is optional.
  • You can double or triple the recipe


Serving: 3serving | Calories: 167kcal