Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Kushka - Spicy Rice cooked in coconut milk

This rice is similar to Biryani, popular rice of Tamilnadu muslims. Great for parties. Both veg & non veg people can enjoy this. One major difference between this and biryani is , this rice is cooked in coconut milk and some use tomato and others not. So you can also prepare this without tomato.

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Sliced Onion - 1
Chopped Tomato - 2
Slited Green Chilly - 3 (indian green chilly)
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Water - 4 cups

Ginger / garlic paste - 2 tsps
Bay leaf - 2
Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 3 to 4
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Star anise - 1 (optional)

Chopped Cilantro a handful
Chopped Mint few

Ghee - 2 tbsps, oil - 2 tsps
Lime juice - 1 or 2 tsps

1. Heat oil and ghee in a pan , saute bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and star anise.
2. Add the sliced onion and fry until brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and the slited green chilly and saute for few more mins.
3. Add the chopped tomato and cook until the tomato is well done. Add the cilantro and mint leaves.
4. Wash the rice well and add it to the masala and fry for two mins, add the coconut milk and saute it for further few mins.
5. Finally add 4 cups of water, salt and lime juice, mix everything together and cover it with a lid and cook until the rice is done.
Serve with raitha or any spicy curry.


To prepare this raitha you will need grated carrot, cubed small cucumber, yoghurt or curd, chopped cilantro, salt. Mix everything together your raitha is ready. Enjoy with any kind of rice.
You can also add sliced red onion.


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