Thursday, 22 February 2018

Peanut Rice/Verkadalai Sadham/Easy Lunch Box Recipe –Peanut Rice/ வேர்கடலை சாதம்


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very flavorful, easy and quick Peanut Rice/ வேர்கடலை சாதம். This is one excellent lunch box recipe that can be made in jiffy and packed for lunch. So without much delay, I am moving on to the recipe, do try out this Peanut Rice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice VarietiesNonVegetarian Rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Rice with step by step photos…



Ingredients

Rice [Cooked]
1 ½ Cup
Salt
As needed

For Peanut/Groundnut Powder/Verkadalai Powder
Roasting & Grinding

Peanuts/Verkadalai
½ cup
Urad Dal/Ulklutham Paruppu
1 tbsp
Bengal Gram Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
1 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies
6-7
Coconut
3-4 pieces
Garlic Cloves
3-4
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Curry Leaves/Karivepilai
8-10
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp

For Tempering

Sesame Oil/Gingelly Oil
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Curry Leaves/Karivepilai
8-10
Asafoetida/Perungaayam/Hing
¼ tsp
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 3 -4

Method

Cooking the Rice

Wash and soak rice in water for 20-30 minutes. Drain the water and pressure cook the rice along with 3 cups of water and salt for 3 whistles. [I have raw rice, if you are using basmati rice then the ration of rice:water is 1: 1 ½ ]

After the steam releases, open the lid, then spread the cooked rice in a wide bowl or plate and let it cool down. If there are any lumps in the rice, then break the lumps.


To Make Peanut Powder/Verkadalai Powder

Heat a pan, add peanuts and roast until it becomes crunchy and crispy.


Transfer the roasted peanuts to a plate.


Add Bengal gram dal/kadali paruppu, urad dal and fry until golden brown color and transfer it to a plate.


Now add dry red chillies, coconut, garlic, cumin seeds and roast until the chillies turn to darker color and transfer it to a plate.


Add curry leaves/karivepillai and fry until crispy and transfer it to a plate.


Now let everything cool down, transfer everything to a mixer.


Grind everything along with turmeric powder to a coarse mixture, now peanut powder is ready.


To Make Peanut Rice

Heat 1 tbsp of gingelly oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin seeds, and curry leaves, perungaayam/asafoetida and fry until they turn crispy. Now switch off the stove.


Now add the cooked rice to the tempering.


Add prepared Peanut Powder/Groundnut Powder to the white rice and mix really well. 


Adjust the salt at this stage.


Yes, tada! Peanut Rice/Verkadalai Rice is rady to be enjoyed. Enjoy this flavourful, healthy and delectable rice with appalam/vathal.


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