Peanut-Sesame Powder Rice

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, October 27, 2014

I m a big fan of mixed rice dishes. That too podi/powder mixed rice. In the morning hustle, i just dry roast whatever spice that come into my mind and mix it with some lentils and make a podi saadam/rice. So, far it is a success and the co-eaters @ my hubby's office they too like it.  This podi was an inspiration from Aval Vikatan's Supplementary cookbook. This can be made ahead and stored inthe refrigerator and used when needed. They make a good accompaniment with idly/dosa too. 
1 Cup Peanuts
1/4 Cup White Sesame Seeds
2 tsp Gram Dal/Chana Dal
1 tsp Flaxseed (not in the old recipe, optional)
10 nos red chilies
1/2 tsp hing/asafoetida
Salt to taste

For Mixed Rice
1.5 Cups Cooked Rice
1-2 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
2 pinches of hing and turmeric
2-3 round red chilies
2-3 nos curry leaves, torn into pieces.

  • Dry roast each of the ingredients separately. Roast sesame seeds last. Switch off the gas and add teh sesame and flax seeds to the hot pan and cover it with a plate, as it will splutter out.
  • Let the ingredients cool for 10 minutes. Then take them all together in a mixer and grind it to a powder.
  • While grinding take care to grind it in a shot pulses. Since peanuts and sesame might  release oil if grinded continoously. They might look little clumped after grinding, but they will be fine while mixing with rice.
  • To make mixed rice, Heat 2 tsp oil, splutter mustard seeds, add round chilies, urad dal and hing. Pour this sizzling tadka over rice. Mix well. Now add 4 tbsp of the ground podi and mix well with a fork. Adjust salt and serve along raita or chips.
If you prefer a slight tang in your podi/powder add a small lime-sized tamarind to it.

Sending this to Kids Delight - Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox happening  +Srivalli Jetti space.
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  1. Wow priya the new pictures are so sinful!..very nicely done..

  2. You rock with ur new clicks, stunning Priya..

  3. Oh lovely podi and nice rice to go along. .With great clicks.

  4. I think my kids will love this rice.. So flavorful & delicious.

  5. I guess this podi would be a savior in rush hours and the rice sounds yumy.

  6. The clicks are beautiful, Priya.


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