Kuska – is a very common dish prepared in tamil-Muslim homes and my all time favorite Sunday meal during my college hostel days. .Whenever I remember my hostel days first thing comes in my mind is food, especially kuska.It would be delicious with chicken kurma. Since we guys sacrificed chicken for our diet ,,,, I am presenting this kuska with veg kurma.
INGREDIENTS (for kuska):
Basmati rice – 2 cups
Green chili – 3
Sliced onion - 1
Star anise - 2
Cloves(Grambu) - 3
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Ginger,garlic paste – 2tsp
Butter/ghee – 2tsp
Oil – 4tsp
Mint and coriander leaves – 2 springs
Wash and soak rice for 15-20 minutes. Drain rice and keep aside. Heat ghee and oil in a heavy in a thick bottomed Pressure Cooker. Add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamoms, star anise and cloves and allow them to splutter. Now add onion and green chili. Fry it well and add ginger, garlic paste and sauté it well. Add coriander and mint leaves and sauté it for while.Now add 1 cup of counet milk and 2 cups of water.Allow them to boil well.Now add the drained Rice and mix well.Add salt for taste and pressure cook for 3 whistle.
INGREDIENTS (for Veg kurma)
Carrot,peas,Potato,Beans – 2 cups
Cinnamon, Lavangam cloves - 3
Coconut grated – 3tsp
Fennel, cumin seeds, Dania seeds,gasagasa,pepper corns,Urad dal(each) - 1tsp
Heat the pan with the oil and add Cinnamon, Lavangam cloves when it pops add green chili, onions, Ginger garlic paste and fry until it becomes brown. Then add chopped tomato and fry for 3 mins. Add all the vegetables, turmeric powder and sauté for a while. Allow them to cook well. Grind all the ingredients above. Now add this paste ,coconut milk and water, bring to boil well. Remove from fire. Season with curry leaves and mustard seeds.Granish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with kuska.
This post is my entry to Think spice-Star anise by sunita.