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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Peanut Rice

I was paired with talented blogger buddy, Priya Srinivasan for the week and had to pick recipes from her blog and cook as part of this marathon. I thought it was a breeze considering that I had interesting recipes already bookmarked from her site, that she had posted in other marathons. However the plans went haywire and I ended up trying simple yet delicious recipes from her blog. The first one in the series is this delicious peanut rice that definitely comes handy during time crunches. I had tried it for the first time a few months ago and really has come to like this dish for it's simplicity. The dish can be made in a jiffy if the roasted peanut powder is made in advance and left over rice is used.

1/2 cup roasted and skinned peanuts
1/4 cup grated dry coconut
1 tsp. sesame seeds
4 to 6 dried red chilles
Salt to taste
1 cup rice (Sona masuri kind) or 2 cups cooked rice

Ingredients for tadka:
1 to 2 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. peanuts
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. chana dal / split chickpeas
1 tsp. urad dal / skinned black gram
A pinch of hing / asafoetida
1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
1 stalk of curry leaves

* Wash rice with two exchanges of water and drain. Add 2 cups of water to rice and cook in a pressure cooker / rice cooker.
* Add coconut and red chillies to a pan and toast on low flame until coconut starts to brown. Remove and let cool.
* Toast sesame seeds for  about 30 - 40 seconds or until they start to brown.
* Grind sesame seeds, chillies and coconut together finely. Add peanuts and grind coarsely.
* Heat oil in a medium sized pan or a kadai and add peanuts, mustard seeds, split chick peas and black gram. When peanuts and chickpeas start to turn reddish, add asafoetida, turmeric, and curry leaves. Saute for about 15 - 20 seconds.
* Next add powdered peanut - sesame seed mixture, salt and rice to the pan. Stir well to combine.

This is my entry to Blogging marathon #53. Check the link to see what other marathoners are cooking today.



Rajani S said...

This is the second peanut flavored rice of the day and it sounds as wonderful as the first one! Looks lovely and presented very well, as usual :-)

Srivalli said...

Agree with Rajani and must say I am tempted to try it sooner now..I remember Priya talking about how her son loved it...your pictures are so good Suma..

Sarita said...

Peanut rice looks too yummy.It must have tasted great.

praba bubesh said...

peanut and sesame seeds is my fav combo in any dish...Rice seems so flavorful and inviting..

sushma said...

Peanut rice looks delicious, feeling hungry

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love peanut rice and I absolutely love the flavor of sesame seeds in it. What a lovely dish!

Archana Potdar said...

Yum dish from Priya's. I loved all 3 of her dishes. This seems like you said a great time saver. Bookmarking it.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Quick to put together and tasty. Perfect for busy weekdays.

Sowmya :) said...

Beautiful picture and a very tempting dish!

Pavani N said...

My kids would love this peanut rice. I made a version some time back, will make your version later.

Chef Mireille said...

what a healthy and delightful rice@!

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, you are tempting me to make this rice soon, anything with peanuts is my favourite..

Kalyani said...

This one from priyas blog seems to be a favourite :-) never made peanut rice altho I add it to flavoured rice varieties like vangibhath and so on ... Bookmarking to try soon !

Harini-Jaya R said...

I love peanuts in any form and usually stock the peanut powder in my pantry. But never made it peanut rice :) Love the tempting presentation.

sneha datar said...

Delicious and crunchy rice.