Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Kuska Biryani/Plain Biryani [Without any vegetables or meat]

Today I am going to share with you all a very simple and quick Kuska biryani. This is a plain biryani without any vegetables or meat, yet very flavourful and delectable. This kuska biryani was a special request from my readers for quite some time. So friends without much introduction I am moving on to the aromatic kuska biryani. Check out other delicious Vegetarian Rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Kuska Biryani with step by step photos….


Ingredients

Basmati Rice
1 cup
Onion
1 cut to thin slices
Tomato
1 finely chopped
Ginger & garlic paste
2 tsp
Green chillies
4 slit lengthwise
Mint & Cilantro
One fist full
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Milk
½ cup
Water
1 cup
Red chilli powder
½  tsp
Coriander powder
1 ½ tsp
Salt
As needed

For Grinding

Cloves
2
Cinnamon
1
Cardamom/Elachi
2

For Tempering

Oil+ ghee
2 tbsp
Bay leaf
2
Star anise
1
Curry leaves
6-8
Preparation time: 10 minutes      
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2-3

Method

Wash and soak the basmati rice for about 15 to 20 minutes. Grind the ingredients mentioned under grinding in a mixer.

Heat oil + ghee in the pressure cooker, add bay leaf, star anise and fry for about a minute.


Add the ground powder and fry about 30 more seconds. Then add the curry leaves and fry for another 20 seconds.


Now add the onions, green chillies and sauté until it turns golden brown colour.


Add the ginger & garlic paste and fry until the raw smell vanishes. Add the tomatoes and saute really well until they turn really mushy.


Now add the washed and chopped cilantro and mint leaves and fry for about a minute.


Add the red chilli powder,coriander powder and fry for another minute.


Now add the milk + water and let it come to rolling boil.  [The ratio of rice: water is 1: 1 ½ cup].

Add the basmati rice, close the lid and cook for one whistle or without whistle for 10 to 12 minutes.


After the steam releases open the lid and fluff it up with a fork or gently with wooden spoon.


Serve it hot with a cucumber raita  or with vegetable kurma.


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25 comments:

  1. looks good.. perfect for the times wen u r in a hurry.. no need to chop veggies too

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  2. Very flavourful kuska briyani, love to enjoy with some fried chicken.

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  3. super Priya. Biryani looks extremely delicious. Perfect for a busy day

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  4. Simple , quick and tasty biryani!!

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  5. Very flavorful and tasty rice. Love to have it with chicken curry.

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  6. easy to prepare n no need of any side dish!!!!!!!!! Looks tasty...

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  7. my most fav biryani, we usually add yogurt adding milk is new...kuska biryani looks really inviting..nice :)

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  8. Looks yummy dear ..very tasty !!

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  9. Nice and easy to prepare! I have heard about this biriyani but read the recipe only now, thank you!

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  10. Simple yet delectable.. Looks inviting.

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  11. Easy but very delectable biryani.

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  12. Perfect, Flavorful...Delicious briyani

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  13. Awesome biriyani with rich celebration of flavors in it.....

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  14. In fact i do prefer sometimes a normal biryani rather than a veg biryani or meat one ;) thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Thanks a lot to each and every one of you for your lovely comments....

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  16. How milk is added.? Does milk doesn't get worse while adding salt....

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    1. No, milk will just enhance the taste of biryani, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  17. Just last month during poratasi , I chanced upon your recipe and have been making Kuska quite a few times now. I follow your instructions to the T and am never disappointed. All of us at home love this biriyani 👌Awesome 👍..

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    1. Thanks a lot, pls keep coming back and support Priyas virundhu

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