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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kuska Biryani (Plain Biryani Recipe)

Kuska Biryani comes of great help when u dont have any veggies in stock or no time for chopping. This is a very simple and comforting dish.
Kuska Biriyani
Ingredients:
  • Rice - 1 cup 
  • Onion -1
  • Tomato -1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coconut milk - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 1.5 cups
To temper:
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Oil -1 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Brinji leaf - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamom - 1/2 inch piece
To grind to a smooth paste:
  • Green chillies -1
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup loosely packed
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup loosely packed
Kuska Biriyani

Method:
1.Wash and soak rice for 15mins,set aside.Grind coriander,mint leaves along with green chillies to a fine paste,set aside.In a kadai add 1 tbsp ghee add brinji leaf, cloves, cinamom, cardomom,let it splutter.Kuska Biriyani2.Then add onions, ginger garlic paste saute till slightly browned then add tomato and saute well till mushy, add turmeric powder then add the mint coriander paste along with red chilli powder.Saute till raw smell leaves.Add required salt.Kuska Biriyani3.Add the rice, give a quick stir, then add water,coconut milk and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles in medium low flame.Kuska BiriyaniServe with onion raita.
Kuska Biriyani
Written by: SHARMILEE J

25 comments:

  1. This rice looks yumm.. and the name is absolutely new to me. Will try it out soon.

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  2. Delicious kushka sharmile.. will try it out soon!

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  3. delicious rice dear..congrats on ur awards and nice to know about u

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  4. Nice recipe Sharmilee....collect your award from my blog....

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  5. Delicious & Yummyy rice... Congrats!!

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  6. i love the look of that garnish right there! :)

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  7. Dhiksha is a beautiful name!
    Rice looks mouth watering :) was good to know more about u :)

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  8. Wow sharmilee I love this rice so much.. looks so good and perfect.

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  9. Oh wow...that's an simple and comforting bowl of rice......

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  10. Kuska with samba rice should taste great! Delectable!

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  11. this is a new dish for me, but sounds and looks delicious

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  12. New recipe for me. I first thought that Kuska was a type of rice.

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  13. I am fond of making this kuskha. Yours looks absolutely inviting.

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  14. Awwww you tagged me?? after knowing how much I hate doing them...sobs!! I would like a plate of that rice to make me stop crying...sobs!!

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  15. Hi, My hubby never likes rice varieties. Just gave this recipe a try...since then he likes eating this rice alone. Sometimes I add either veggies or mushroom to the rice. Like all your recipes since they are so simple and easy!

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  16. thanks for the recipie...
    by the by who is this mittu?
    syedumar21@gmail.com

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  17. OH! ITS GREAT TO HEAR, MY PARENTS & FRIENDS CALL ME (MITTU) ITS MY PET NAME,I am single alone &
    I try cook myself, I Tried your recipie it came nice, but the water content i pour was not enough so the rice did not boil well, actually it was my mistake, even though the taste was quiet good. thank u.
    syedumar21@gmail.com THIS IS MY E-MAIL ID.

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  18. @Syed: Oh thats great to hear...yeah the water level depends on the variety of rice we use too...may be next time you can adjust accordingly.

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  19. Thank you so much for this recipe... Tried for the first time and turned out great :) my dad loved it :)

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  20. Tried out this biriyani today.. as i didn't have any veggies! It's a hit! my husband loved it for his lunch! :) Thanks!

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  21. I love kuska like anything.. must try soon :)

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  22. Wow! The biriyani looks beautiful and delicious!

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  23. kuska rice name reminded me of khusa khusa...poppy seeds. thot the ingredient will have that as one of the items..looks simple to make. nice recipe

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