CooQ : Recipe: Kuska Rice

Kuska Rice

Tamil nadu | Mains

280 calories/serving
40 mins
South Indian style spiced flavorful biryani rice, that can be chosen as an accompaniment with a gravy dish.
Recipe by:
Dindigul Food Court


basmati rice
green chilli
bay leaf
star anise
green cardamom
nutmeg powder
black stone flower
red chilli powder
turmeric powder
coriander powder
coriander leaves
mint leaves


1. Soak 1 cup basmati rice in water for about 30 minutes.

2. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and add 1 inch cinnamon, 3 cloves, 1 green cardamom, 1 mace and little grated nutmeg powder, 6 shallots, 7 garlic cloves, 1 inch ginger and 4 green chilies.

3. Saute this for about 2 minutes and add coriander leaves and mint leaves and cook this for about 10 minutes on medium flame..

4. Let the mixture cool down and grind it to a fine paste.

5. In a pressure cooker, add 2 tbsp ghee, 2 bay leaves, 1 star anise, 3 cloves, 2 green cardamoms,1 black stone flower, 1 finely chopped onion. saute the onions till they are golden brown in color

6. Add 1 finely chopped tomato, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp red chilli powder, salt as per taste and 1 tsp coriander powder. saute them.

7. Add the ground masala paste, and cook them until the raw smell goes away for about 5 minutes on medium flame.

8. Add 1/4 cup curd and mix well. next, add the soaked rice into the pressure cooker. mix well, and add 1.5 cups water.

9. Cook the biryani on a medium flame for about 2 whistles

10. Let the pressure subside and garnish the khuska with some freshly chopped coriander leaves.

11. For raita , add 3 sliced shallots in a bowl, 1 chopped green chilli, few coriander leaves, 1/2 cup curd. mix well.

12. Serve the khuska hot with some raita by the side

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