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KUSKA briyani is a briyani without any vegetables or meat.My daughter Sri was the one who told me about this so wanted to try and it came out very well. Famous in South India but will get only in few restaurants. For this briyani can use basmati or briyani rice . I use sonam masoori rice for daily cooking and I have used for this recipe too. Since this recipe do not have any vegetables either can have any veg. Or nonveg curry as side dish .Though ingredients are many it is easy to prepare.


  • Rice…….1 cup
  • Ghee…..2 tbs
  • Oil……..2 tbs
  • Bay leaf…1
  • Cinnamon…1″ piece
  • Cardomom 3 pods
  • Star anise….1or 2
  • Cloves……5
  • Jeera or saunf……1/2 tsp
  • Onion……..1 finely chopped
  • Briyani masala….1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste…1 tsp
  • Turmeric….1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder….1 tsp
  • Coriander and mint leaves finely chopped
  • Green chilli slit…1 or can add 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder.
  • Tomatoes…….2
  • Coconut milk…..1 tumbler
  • Curd …..1/4 cup or lemon juice of 1/2 lime.
  • Salt as needed


  1. In a cooker add 2 tbs ghee and 1 tbs oil.
  2. Add the spices fry a little
  3. Add onion.
  4. Ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder, chilli powder ,green chilli and tomato.
  5. Fry a little it will be mushy.
  6. Now add the rice and mix well .
  7. Add chopped mint and coriander
  8. Can add 1/4 cup of curd now if u r adding
  9. Add rice
  10. Now for water you can add 2 cups of water or 1cup water and 1 cup of coconut milk.
  11. Cook for 2 whistles.

If you are going to cook in a kadai cook it for 20 mts.

If you are not going to add curd then add 1/2 tsp lime juice.

When ready serve with raitha ,curry or Papad.

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The kidney bean is a variety of the common bean.It is named for it’s visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney.They are good source of several vitamins and minerals such as molybdenum, folate,iron, copper,maganese, potassium,vit.K and phosphorus.It is high in protein and fibre.

I would like to share my experience of cooking this curry for the first time.It was some 26 yrs back my husband s friend who came from North India shared this curry for lunch with him and my husband wanted me to try this.My husband’s friend’s wife taught me this.The next day itself I tried this curry. It came out very well.And After she tasted it told me that it tastes good. So started preparing this curry.


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  • Rajma——-200 gms
  • Turmeric——1tsp
  • Cumin———-1/4tsp
  • Chilly powder—1 to 2tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste—1/2to1tsp
  • Oil——2tbs
  • Onion chopped—1/2 cup
  • 🍅 tomatoes chopped—1/2 cup
  • Coriander powder—-1
  • Masalapowder –1 tbs(optional)
  • Salt as required.


  1. Wash and soak rajma overnight that is up to 8 to 10hrs.
  2. Keep cooker or pressure pan on stove and pour oil in it.Add onions till it turns brown.Then add chopped tomatoes to it Till it turns mushy.
  3. Now add turmeric powder, cumin powder,chilly powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  4. Add soaked rajma to it.Finally add salt.
  5. Close the cooker after adding required amount of water.Allow it for 5 to 6 whistles some beans may require two more.
  6. When it gets cooled open and add chopped coriander leaves to it.

Another method is to cook rajma separately and then add to the other ingredients after adding tomatoes.Check that the beans are cooked and are soft.

Here you can add onion paste with tomato puree instead of tomatoes.

Can be served with naan,roti, chappathi or plain rice.

Water should be added in equal quantity of rajma beans.