Biryani rice or kuska is a delicious rice recipe from Indian cuisine with very few simple ingredients. This recipe is made across India in various names and with minor change in ingredients. It is the prepared in the same way we prepare rice while making biryani recipe and served with any spicy curry. Kuska on the other hand has a simple masala with onions and tomatoes. Here I am sharing detailed biryani rice recipe along with instructions for making kuska.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: biryani rice, kuska
1cupricelong grain, basmati
2.5cups water2.25 cups for IP
3tablespoonsbutterOr oil or ghee. I used vegan butter.
1tablespoonginger garlic pasteor freshly minced ginger and garlic
For Fried Onions
Making Fried Onions For Biryani Chawal
Pick 2 large onions and remove the outer peel. Cut them into thin slices.
Heat oil in small pan. Once the oil is hot add the sliced onions. Fry in low heat until they turn crispy and golden brown.
Remove to a strainer and set aside.
Making Biryani Rice
Heat oil or butter in a large skillet or pan. Add the bay leaf, cloves, green cardamoms, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and fry for a minute.
Next in goes minced ginger garlic or ginger garlic paste, chopped mint leaves, coriander leaves.
Mix well and fry them in medium heat for a minute.
Now add the drained rice and mix well.
Saute gently until all the moisture from the rice is absorbed.
Add 2.5 cups water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix gently
Next add few saffron strands and salt to taste.
Bring the water to a gentle boil
Cover the lid and cook the rice for 6-8 minutes or until the rice is well cooked. Cook in low heat and use a sturdy heavy pan to prevent burning of the rice at the bottom.
Fluff up the rice grains gently with a fork.
Divide the rice among serving plates and top with fried onion as required. Serve biryani rice immediately with side dish of your choice.