This is a very common dish cooked in Tamil Muslim community of south India.......Its a simple dish can be cooked in few mins without much strain as we have in making Biryani... It tastes different and goes well with Chicken curry and onion raita....Vegetarians can take it with vegetable kurma ...

Jeera RiceKuska with Chicken Curry and Onion Raita


Basmati rice or jeera rice       - 2 cups

Sliced onion                            - 2

Ginger & garlic paste             - 2 tbsp

Green chilli                             - 3

Star anise                                - 2

Cloves                                      - 3

Cinnamon                                - 1" piece

Cardamom                               - 3

Bay leaf                                    - 4

Coconut milk                           - 1 cup

Turmeric powder[optional]    - 1 tsp

Ghee                                        - 2 tsp

Oil                                           - 4 tsp

Salt                                          - to taste

Mint  leaves                             - 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves                     - 1/2 cup


Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes. Drain rice and keep aside. 

Heat ghee and oil in a Pressure Cooker.

Add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamoms, star anise and cloves When it splutters... 

Add onion and green chilli and Saute it well till the onion turns transculent. 

Now add ginger & garlic paste and saute it well.

Add mint and coriander leaves and saute it well.

Add the turmeric powder its purely optional traditional kuska we dont add any color.

Now add 1 cup of coconut milk and 2 cups of water.

Allow them to boil well.

Now add the drained Rice and mix well.

Add salt for taste and pressure cook for 3 whistle.

Yummy Kuska is ready to taste

Can be serve with Vegetable kurma or chicken curry and onion raita and tomato sweet.......

Basmati Rice Kuska