Groundnut rice recipe | Tasty Nilakadalai sadham

Groundnut rice recipe | Tasty Nilakadalai sadham is prepared using Groundnuts also called as Peanuts (verkadalai in Tamil) are the best source of Proteins. They are rich in energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for health. We have already prepared variety rice such as Coconut rice Coriander Rice Lemon Rice curd riceTomato rice Gooseberry ricePudina Rice recipeCapsicum RiceSarkkarai Pongal and Ven Pongal Here we prepare a variety rice using groundnuts. See Rice – Wikipedia  to get details about rice. This is a perfect lunch box recipe. This can be prepared during travelling. It lasts long and so a best recipe for carrying. We grind half of the ground nuts and add the rest of the ground nuts in full. Prepare following the steps given and add your comments regarding this recipe.

Preparation Time:- 30 minutes

To Serve:- 3 persons

Ingredients:-

  • Rice – 1 cup (cooked)

To Grind:-

  • Sesame seeds/ ellu – 1 tblsp (எள்) (black or white)
  • Groundnut/ peanuts/ verkadalai/ nilakadalai – 1/4 cup
  • Dry red chillies/ vara milagai – 2 number
  • Grated coconut – 2 tblsp
  • Urad dal/ ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp

For Seasoning:-

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds/ kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves/ karuvepilai – few
  • Groundnut/ nilakadalai – 1 tblsp
Grated coconut, sesame seeds, ground nut, urad dal, red chillies and salt
Grated coconut, sesame seeds, ground nut, urad dal, red chillies and salt
Curry leaves, ground nut and mustard seeds for seasoning
Curry leaves, ground nut and mustard seeds for seasoning

Method:-

1. Cook rice, drain water and keep it separately. Heat oil in a pan, add groundnut, sesame seeds,  dry red chillies, grated coconut, urad dal and salt, and sauté till golden brown.

Frying the ingredients to grind in a pan
Frying the ingredients to grind in a pan

2. Cool to room temperature and transfer to a mixie.

Roasted ingredients in a mixie jar to grind
Roasted ingredients in a mixie jar to grind

3. Grind it to a coarse powder.

Coarsly ground ingredients
Coarsly ground ingredients

4. Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters add groundnuts and curry leaves.

Seasoning in fry pan
Seasoning in fry pan

5. Put in the bowl of cooked rice along with the ground powder, mix well and check for salt. Add salt if necessary and serve.

Groundnut rice recipe | Tasty Nilakadalai sadham
Groundnut rice recipe | Tasty Nilakadalai sadham

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