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Kuska Rice Recipe

Easy step by step recipe on how to make homemade kuska rice. This recipe can be made in 15 minutes as very minimal ingredients are used.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: kuska rice recipe, plain biryani rice recipe
Servings: 1 People
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Recipe Hub


  • pressure cooker/ thick bottom kadai


  • 1 Cup Basmati rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 4-5 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Clove
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 1 dried Kapok bud
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Medium Tomato
  • 2 Large Green chilli
  • 1/8 Cup Coriander leaves
  • 1/8 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/8 cup Curd
  • 3/4 tsp Salt


  • 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