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Khuska ,Biryani rice

Hello dear readers! Back to blogging after a long break . Feels fresh to be back home always. Today I’m going to share an interesting recipe called Khuska. This is nothing but biryani flavoured rice. I found this recipe in the ‘Taranga’ magazine . The minute I saw this recipe I prepared it the same day . This is my personal favourite too .The aroma during the cooking process is simply fantastic . I’m a true biryani lover .



Ingredients :

Basmathi rice – 2 cups

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cloves -2

Cardamom – 2

Star anise – 1

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Bay leaf – 1

Onion – 2 chopped

Crushed ginger and garlic – 2 tsp

Green chilly -3

Tomatoes – 2 ,chopped

Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp , chopped

Mint leaves – 3 tbsp , chopped

Curds – 1/2 cup

Coconut milk – 1.5 cups

Curds – 1/2 cup

Water – 1.5 cups

Saffron – few strands

Milk – 1 tbsp to soak saffron

Biryani essence – few drops

Ghee –  3 tbsp approx

Roasted dry fruits – handful


  1. Wash the rice and soak it for 10 minutes.
  2. Soak the saffron in milk and keep it ready.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan and add all the garam masala .
  4. Saute it for a minute.
  5. Add onions and saute until pinkish in colour .
  6. Add crushed ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
  7. Add green chillies saute for a minute.
  8. Add tomatoes , coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  9. Add curds , coconut milk and water.
  10. Add washed and soaked rice.
  11. Add saffron milk and biryani essence.
  12. Add salt to taste.
  13. Take a boil , check salt and lower the flame until it gets cooked.
  14. Garnish with roasted dry fruits.
  15. Mix the khuska delicately when it is hot.




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About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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