Kuska Biryani | Plain Biryani | Lunch Recipe

Main Course: Rice variety| Kuska Biryani (Veg)

Servings: 2

Duration: 30 minutesΒ 

Kuska is a plain Biryani which is infused with Indian flavours and spices. This is a quick biryani you can make it for lunch or party time or at occasion, basically it’s plain right, so it goes well with any Indian gravy curry πŸ›Β or you can serve it withΒ Onion SalanΒ or mild sour and sweetΒ Cucumber πŸ₯’ Raita.

Let’s start with Ingredients and follows Procedure


  • Basmati Rice – Long grain rice – 200 grams
  • Onion – 1 medium – sliced
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium – chopped
  • Mint leaves – 20
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup – chopped
  • Oil – 1 tb sp
  • Ghee – 1 tb sp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cinnamon – 2 small sticks
  • Green Cardamom – 2
  • Star anise – 2
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Ginger-garlic Paste – 1/2 tb sp
  • Green chillies paste – 1/2 tb sp
  • Water – 400 ml


  • Heat tawa over medium to high heat
  • Add oil & ghee
  • Add cloves, cinnamon, Cardamom, Bay leaves, green chillies paste and onion
  • Saute 2 minutes and add ginger-garlic paste
  • Mix well and add tomatoes
  • Saute a minute and cover with lid and cook 3 minutes
  • Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and Garam masala powder.. Mix well
  • Saute 1 minute and add water
  • Cover with lid … let water boil
  • Add rice, gently mix and close with lid
  • Cook 12-15 mins
  • Turn off heat and serve hot with any gravy curry
  • Happy cooking πŸ™‚ & Have a great day

Step by step process shown below with pictures:




  • Adjust spices according to taste
  • If you’re in diet skip oil and use ghee
  • I cooked Biryani in non-stick deep fry pan, if you wish to make in pressure cook, it’s yes you can do for one whistle πŸ™‚
  • If you doesn’t like plain Biryani, you can add small amount of peas and carrot.. it’s completely optional

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! This looks amazing!! I have all the ingredients, I’ll make it tonight!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Wow.. enjoy your dinner πŸ‘πŸ™‚


  2. Megala says:

    I have never cooked kuska before, this post motivates me to try my hand, thanks a lot ! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Thank you dear… I’m sure you definitely like it

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Really well explained, nice work Ramya πŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Thank you shifa πŸ™‚


  4. InspiresN says:

    good share Ramya! This is a great combination with any gravy as you say. I sometimes make jeera pulav with cumin and pepper as the main ingredient and it goes well with any gravy.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Hmm yes.. you’re right and it’s delicious πŸ˜‹ thank you for appreciation


  5. I made your biryani last night and it turned out awesome! Only addition I made is adding 1 Japanese eggplant to the rice; Other than that I followed your instructions and the biryani was delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Wow.. I’m so happy to hear that.. it means so much to me πŸ™‚πŸ‘Thank you so much dear

      Liked by 1 person

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