Thursday, July 12, 2012

Recipe for Kuska Biryani - How to make Muslim Kuska Biryani - Recipe for Muslim Kuska Rice

Kuska rice or Kuska biryani is very popular in south-india. When I made for the first time at my home, my husband loved this food. This is one of his favorites biryanis. It is also relatively easy to make.


  1. Basmati rice - 1 cup(soaked)
  2. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  3. Green chilli - 3 nos
  4. Mint (pudina) - 1 handful
  5. Tomato - 1 medium
  6. Coconut milk -1/2 cup
  7. Onion -1 small (chopped and cut in length wise)

For seasoning

  1. Oil - 2 tsp
  2. Ghee - 2 tsp
  3. whole garam masala (cloves, cardamom, bay leaves & cinnamon sticks)
  4. Coriander leaves - some
  5. Salt to taste

Method of preparation

  1. Soak the rice for 20 mins.
  2. Heat the heavy bottom pan with 2 tsp of oil and 2 tsp of ghee. Add whole garam masala. Once the whole garam masala got fried enough, add the onion and green chillies.
  3. Fry the onion, green chilly for a minute and then add mint leaves and ginger garlic paste. Fry this until the raw smell goes off then add the tomato. Fry until tomato gets soft.
  4. Now add 1/2 cup cup of coconut milk and one cup of water. Once the water get boiling, add the rice and coriander leaves and some salt mix it well.
  5. Now you can transfer this mixture into a rice cooker or pressure cooker or you can cover the lid in the pan itself and cook the rice in a medium flame.
  6. If you are making a coconut milk in home, you can use 1/2 cup otherwise if you are buying a tin from shop, you can use 1/4 cup because tin coconut milk will be bit thick. The remaining 1/4 cup you can add water.

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