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Kuska Rice Recipe | Kuska Biryani Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Kuska rice is simple and mild rice with full of flavours that goes perfectly with any veg/non-veg gravy. This rice is prepared without any veggies but yet it is a mouth-watering dish. We usually serve this rice with chicken curry and raita.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Kuska Rice
Servings: 4 People
Author: Pavani
  • Basmati rice- 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2teaspoon
  • Sliced onions- 2
  • Slit green chillies- 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Shah Jeera – 1teaspoon
  • Biryani masala- 1teaspoon
  • Ghee- 4tablespoon
  • Oil- 1teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves- a handful
  • Mint leaves- a handful
  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile slice the onions, green chillies and keep aside.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan, add ghee, oil once they heat, add shah jeera along with cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods.
  4. Next add the sliced onions, green chillies and sauté them till onions change its colour.
  5. Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.
  6. Add chopped mint, coriander leaves, biryani powder, turmeric powder and mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  7. Drain the water from the rice and add to the saucepan and mix gently without
  8. breaking the rice and fry for a minute.
  9. Add 1 ½ cup hot water and salt according to taste and mix well.
  10. Cover with lid and cook on low flame for 15 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  11. Then gently fluff up the rice with fork and transfer into a serving plate and enjoy with your favourite gravy.