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kuska recipe | kuska biryani recipe | how to make plain biryani recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique way of preparing the popular biryani recipe without any vegetables or meat with just basmati rice and spices. it is a popular south indian biryani recipe particularly from the hyderabadi cuisine and is typically served with kurma or salan recipe.
kuska biryani recipe
kuska recipe | kuska biryani recipe | how to make plain biryani recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. most commonly biryani recipes are an amalgamation of vegetables, spices, and even choice of meat followed by a slow cooking. however down in south there is a unique variation to this popular biryani rice recipe prepared with just rice and spices. hence it is often served with other vegetable-based curries like kurma or stew.

as i mentioned previously kuska biryani recipe is mainly originated from the south indian cuisine especially in hyderabad and tamilnadu. it is particularly prepared with south indian muslim community during any festival celebration or for any occasions. in urdu kuska literally means plain or simple and hence the name to this biryani recipe. moreover, in tamilnadu, kuska rice or kuska biryani is generally served only in the canteen or in a mess and you may not find it in posh fine dine restaurants. perhaps because of the characteristics of this biryani which is without any meat or any veggies or because it is less fancy? anyway, i personally love it and i prepare it quite often whenever i have a strong urge for biryani and i do not have many veggies or i do not have much time.

kuska recipe

furthermore, i would like to add few tips, recommendations for an authentic kuska recipe or kuska rice. initially, i have used basmati rice for the visual appeal but it can also be prepared with sona masuri to raw ponni rice too. typically it is prepared with raw rice served in canteen or mess. secondly, i have not added any food colour while preparing it. but generally red or orange food colour is added served in hotels or restaurants and you may add it if you wish too. lastly, i have added curd plus water combination in this recipe while cooking in pressure cooker. alternatively, you can add coconut milk plus water for the extra flavour. generally, it is served for lunch or dinner with a choice of curry and rotis.

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kuska biryani recipe
kuska recipe | kuska biryani recipe | how to make plain biryani recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

easy kuska recipe | kuska biryani recipe | how to make plain biryani recipe

Course: biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 3 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup curd / yoghurt whisk
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp biryani masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 1 cup basmati rice soaked 20 minutes
  • 2 cup water
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute spices.

  2. also saute 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli.
  3. additionally add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  4. further keeping the flame on low, add ¼ cup whisked curd and saute till the curd combines well without curdling.
  5. now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp biryani masala and 1 tsp salt. saute on low flame till it turns aromatic.
  6. additionally, add 2 tbsp mint and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
  7. furthermore, add 1 cup basmati rice and 2 cup water. mix well.

  8. cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame or till rice gets cooked completely.
  9. finally, serve kuska rice / kuska biryani with mirchi ka salan or raita.

how to make plain biryani with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 star anise, 3 pods cardamom, 5 cloves, ½ tsp fennel and 1 tsp cumin.
    kuska recipe
  2. also saute 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli.
    kuska recipe
  3. additionally, add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    kuska recipe
  4. further keeping the flame on low, add ¼ cup whisked curd and saute till the curd combines well without curdling.
    kuska biryani recipe
  5. now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp biryani masala and 1 tsp salt. saute on low flame till it turns aromatic.
    kuska biryani recipe
  6. additionally, add 2 tbsp mint and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
    kuska biryani recipe
  7. furthermore, add 1 cup basmati rice and saute for a minute. make sure to soak rice for 20 minutes.
    how to make plain biryani recipe
  8. now add 2 cup water and mix well.
    how to make plain biryani recipe
  9. cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame or till the rice gets cooked completely.
    how to make plain biryani recipe
  10. finally, serve kuska rice / kuska biryani with mirchi ka salan or raita.
    kuska recipe

notes:

  • firstly, adding curd enhances the flavour of biryani, however, can be replaced with coconut milk.
  • also, use sona masuri rice if you do not have basmati rice.
  • additionally, if cooking biryani in open vessel, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • finally, kuska rice / kuska biryani recipe tastes great when prepared with lots of spices.

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