Kuska Rice

by Nazreen Ebthisam

Kuska Rice is a primary South Asian rice dish mainly made with spices, basmati rice and ghee. It is a quick and easily prepared rice with limited spices and light seasoning. It is served with curry, kuruma or raitha.

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Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


Basmati Rice - 2 cups (soaked & rice)
Cloves - 3
Star Anise - 1
Cardamom - 3
Cinnamon Stick - 1"
Bay Leaf - 2
Onion - 3 (sliced)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Green Chilli - 2 (slit)
Tomatoes - 2 (sliced)
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Curd - 1/2 cup
Mint Leaves
Coriander Leaves


  1. Heat ghee in a pot, saute whole spices, bay leaf for a minute. Add onion, ginger garlic paste, green chilli, saute till onions are completely cooked.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook till mushy.
  3. Add all spice powders, salt, mint leaves, coriander leaves, curd and mix well. Add enough water to cook the rice and bring to a boil. Add the rice, mix well and cook until done.
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