Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kuska Biryani ~ Veg Biryani South Special

For the second day under BM#48, I have a typical south special biryani made specially for the Vegetarians, called the Kuska Biryani. In most non veg restaurants, the biryani sold without the meat is referred as Kuska. However the vegetarians didn't want to be left behind, so they devised a version for themselves.

While this version that I share might sound very similar to the regular vegetable biryani, the biryani is still different as the spices and other ingredients added are more than what you might in a regular vegetable Biryani.

Kuska Biryani

Ingredients Needed:

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Onions - 1 medium
Cloves - 3 -4
Cinnamon - 2 "
Bay leaf - 2
Marati Mogga - 2
Cardamon - 2
Rati Povvu / Dagad Phool / Pathar Phool  -2
Ginger Garlic - 1 tsp
Tomato - 2 (local variety)
Red Chili powder -1  tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Green Chilies - 2 -3
Milk - 1 cup
Water - 3 cups
Mint leaves and coriander leaves
Ghee - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Cashews for garnish

How to make Kuska Biryani

Wash and soak the rice for 20 - 30 mins

In a pressure, heat the oil and 1 tsp of ghee, add the whole spices and saute well. Then add the onions, green chilies and ginger paste. Saute till the onions turn colour.

Then add the mint and coriander leaves, saute well. Add the chopped tomatoes along with all spice powders, and salt. Cook till the tomatoes get mushy.

Then add the drained rice and saute well.

Now add the water along with milk and pressure cook for 3 whistles. In another pan, roast the cashews in ghee and pour over the biryani, once the pressure falls down.

Serve with a side dish.

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Priya Suresh said...

Mom makes this biryani often, one of my favourite briyani, but i made them long back.. Now u r tempting me to make some soon.

Srividhya said...

I wish I could get maradhi moggu here.. yummy biriyani

Jaleela Banu said...

Tempting Biriyani

Kurinji said...


Sapana Behl said...

Kuska biryani looks amazing .Very beautiful clicks you have got there.

vaishali sabnani said...

And what is mogga?..The biryani sounds quite different and looks delicious.

Chef Mireille said...

biryani looks so delicious and flavorful

sneha datar said...

Excellent clicks and the Kuska biryani looks very tempting.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

This is one of our family's favorite,looks so delicious and flavorful..I do the same way with no chilly and coriander powder...

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Biryani looks so flavourful.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

So flavorful! I have never heard of this :)

Pavani N said...

That is one flavorful and simple biryani. Bookmarked to try soon.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very nice variation with all the spices, specially Rathi puvvu.

Suma Gandlur said...

I too have bookmarked this. It sounds flavorful.

Jayanthi said...

The biryani looks so flavorful and I'm sure they would have taste delicious too

Archana Potdar said...

Between you are Sapana I am tempted this biryani needs to be made .

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