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Kuska Rice Recipe | Kuska Biryani Recipe

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.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Kuska Rice
Servings: 4 People
Author: Pavani


  • Basmati rice- 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2tsp
  • Sliced onions- 2
  • Slit green chillies- 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Shah Jeera – 1tsp
  • Biryani masala- 1tsp
  • Ghee- 4tbsp
  • Oil- 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves- a handful
  • Mint leaves- a handful


  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile slice the onions, green chillies and keep aside.
  • Heat a non-stick pan, add ghee, oil once they heat, add shah jeera along with cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods.
  • Next add the sliced onions, green chillies and sauté them till onions change its colour.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.
  • Add chopped mint, coriander leaves, biryani powder, turmeric powder and mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Drain the water from the rice and add to the saucepan and mix gently without
  • breaking the rice and fry for a minute.
  • Add 1 ½ cup hot water and salt according to taste and mix well.
  • Cover with lid and cook on low flame for 15 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  • Then gently fluff up the rice with fork and transfer into a serving plate and enjoy with your favourite gravy.
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