Friday, March 9, 2012

Peanut Sesame Rice

This dish is an easy, flavorful variety rice. Ideal for days when you don't want to whip up anything elaborate or need a break from the usual routine. S loves peanuts so this dish is something, he doesn't mind for his lunch.. So both of us are happy, me bcoz i get more time for my beauty sleep ;)

1. Roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup
2. Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
3. Onions - 1/2 cup
4. Green Chillies - 2
5. Curry Leaves - a sprig
6. Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
7. Oil - 1-2 tsp
8. Rice - 1 cup
9.Salt - to taste

To Roast & Grind
1. Cloves - 2
2.Cinnamon - 1inch
3. Khus-Khus - 2 tsp
4. Saunf/Fennel seeds - 2 tsp
5. Cardamom/ Elaichi - 1

Wet Mixture
1. Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
2. Coriander-cumin powder - 1tsp
3. Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
4. Garam Masala powder - 1/2tsp
5.Water - little

Preparation Time!!
1a. Soak rice for 30 minutes. Then drain the water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles, with 1.5 cup water
1b. Once done, cool it in a large bowl & drizzle oil on it

1c. Dry roast the sesame seeds till light brown & keep aside. Do the same with peanuts too (i had roasted deskinned peanuts)
1d. Powder the peanuts semi-coarsely & powder the sesame seeds separately and keep all these aside

2a. Take a drop of oil in a pan. Once warm, add the ingredients mentioned in the 'To Roast & Grind' table and sauté till light brown. Remove & cool it
2b. Once cooled, blend to powder and keep aside

3a. Take a pan, add oil. Once warm, add onions ( slit lengthwise). Add curry leaves,green chillies(chopped small), garlic- ginger paste and sauté till onions turn light brown
3b. To this add the roasted & grounded powder (2b) and mix well. Then add the wet mixture ( just take very little water about 2tbsp & mix the spice powders) to the pan and mix well. Saute for 4-5 minutes, till the raw smell of spice powders go. Take off the flame!

4a. The rice would have cooled (wait till it cools completely!).Add the onion mixture, peanut & sesame powder, salt to rice & mix well

I served these with potato pepper chips :) (love kettle ones).. Potato raitha is a great combo for this too, if you plan to avoid chips :D..

Sending this to Gayatri's 'Walk through Memory Lane' hosted by Roshan


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks julie for the quickest comment :).. try this am sure you will like it..!

  2. Delicious, nice combo of sesame and peanuts, very flavorful..

  3. This is a tasty dish done in our home without the 'roast and grind; portion of various spices and without onion, garlic and garam masala stuff.It is a plain iyengar food item sans the North Indian flavour as in your peanut seasame rice.

    1. Ellu podi sadam or ellorai or ellu sadam

    2. Ellorai is a lil different.. that tastes great too! My patti does it..this is different twist, just like ur stories :D

  4. I never made any rice dish with sesame. Its looking perfect.

  5. The combination looks delicious.Looks very flavorful

  6. Thats a very nice flavorful rice... Looks so yummy

    1. Thanks @ hema, vimith and south indian home :)

  7. nice recipe there...thanks for sending it to Walk through Memory Lane.

    1. Thanks roshan.. you are more than welcome :)

  8. yummy flavorful rice dear....

  9. I love peanuts and rice combo...its delicious! Rice looks very tempting :)

    1. Thanks so much rosh & archana.. it is yum !

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    1. Hope you & maha love it as much as we did :)

  11. Yummy Yummy........iam sure this rice tastes simply superb....Going 2 try this soon......

  12. very healthy and yum rice....Awesome....

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  14. simple and lovely rice..will love to try this out :)

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    1. You should shobha :).. they taste good & different!

  15. Peanuts, sesame seeds, potato kettle chips...what not to love...I was thinking whether you are going to make it Southeast Asian style or South Indian style...the curry leaves sealed the deal :-)

    1. Almost everything will have south indian touch..its so engrained me..dont ask :D..

  16. Quite a new compbination, sesame and Rice ! Lovely snaps :)

  17. Oh yum, my mom makes a spice powder with peanuts, sesame seeds and garlic and some spices and i eat it, loads of it, with rice, every time i want an easy meal. I know how delicious this is

    1. ohh i didn't know about to have a spice powder like that.. hmm heaven! Maybe you should blog that.. will love to read it!

  18. I definitely had heard of it but had never tried. A good time to try some for sure!

  19. Hey Rasi, I made aloo masala your style, the one you posted in Mysore Masala Dosa post and linked you :-)

    1. am so glad u liked it... the idea of having masala in centre of suchi !

  20. both me & my husbnad love peanuts too, this looks mouth watering

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)