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 .
Basmathi rice – 2 cups
Cumin seeds – 1tsp
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
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
- Wash the rice and soak it for 10 minutes.
- Soak the saffron in milk and keep it ready.
- Heat ghee in a pan and add all the garam masala .
- Saute it for a minute.
- Add onions and saute until pinkish in colour .
- Add crushed ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
- Add green chillies saute for a minute.
- Add tomatoes , coriander leaves and mint leaves.
- Add curds , coconut milk and water.
- Add washed and soaked rice.
- Add saffron milk and biryani essence.
- Add salt to taste.
- Take a boil , check salt and lower the flame until it gets cooked.
- Garnish with roasted dry fruits.
- Mix the khuska delicately when it is hot.