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Peanut rice recipe | lunch box recipes

Peanut rice is a simple and easy lunch box recipe . My mother in law used to make this very often , she adds sesame seeds to this. I made this for this Kannum pongal . If you are a peanut fan like me, you will surely like this rice. Do try this easy lunch box recipe.


Peanut Rice

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15Mins |   Serves : 2

    Cooked Rice   1/2 cup
    Roasted Peanuts  3-4 Tblsp
    Red chilli   3-4
    Dry coconut | Kopparai  3-4 Tblsp
     Oil    1 tsp
    Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves   Few

Peanut rice 1


  • Cook the rice and spread it in a wide plate. Let the rice be grainy without sticking to each other.
  • Dry roast the red chilli and and dry coconut till the coconut becomes golden brown.
  • Grind this is in a mixer and in the lastly add the roasted peanuts and pulse once. Let the peanuts be coarse.

peanut rice
spice mix

  • Add the ground mix to the cooked rice and mix evenly. You can grease your hands with oil or ghee and mix the rice. This will help in keeping the rice moist and not becoming too dry. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Check for salt.
  • I didn’t add much salt as the roasted peanuts which i have added had salt in it.

peanut rice
verkadalai sadam

  • Verkadalai sadam is ready. You can simply pack this with papad or vadam.

Peanut rice 3


  1. If using raw peanuts, roast them separately and phew the  skin.
  2. If adding sesame seeds, white will be good. Roast them along with coconut and chilli.
  3. Fresh coconut can also be used. Roast them till the moisture is completely gone.

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  1. Ahh!! My son loves peanuts!! I think he will surely love it.. I will surprise him by sending it to his lunch box in next week on his birthday.. He will surely be excited. Thanks for the right recipe at the exact time. I have already booked all the ingredients from and will do a trial run in this week and the final go will be next week. Thanks again!!


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