Soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes before cooking
Heat the cooker/pan, add 4 to 5 tbsp oil to it
Now add all the whole spices and allow them to turn fragrant.
Add the onions and fry till they turn golden brown. Next, add green chilli and saute well.
Now add coriander and mint leaves. Mix well and cook till the leaves curl up.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
Next, add red chili powder and mix well for a few seconds.
Now, add 1/2 tsp garam masala and mix well
Add curd and let it cook for another minute until oil separates.
Next, add the tomatoes and mix well. Now, add 3/4 tsp salt and cook for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
Now, add 2 cups of water and mix well. Next, bring it to boil in high flame and add soaked basmati rice. Bring it to boil again.
Once it starts boiling again, lower the flame and close it with a lid. Cook for 7 to 9 minutes until water is completely absorbed.
Switch off and open the lid and Kuska biryani is now ready to be served