Wednesday, July 29, 2009


My husband is a great cook. At least that is what his friends and family say. But after marriage he has hardly cooked might be twice or thrice.Yep he cooks well.

One day he was nostalgic about his earlier days in Bangalore where he used to eat kuska. I don't remember having kuska anywhere. But anyways i decided to prepare it for him .I did my research in the Internet and at last this was the out come.


Meal maker

Basmati Rice - 1 cup

Whole Garam Masala:

Cloves - 3

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Green Cardamom - 2

Black Cardamom -1

Star Anise - 1

Bay leaf - 1

Onion - 1 medium

Tomato - 1 medium

Ginger Garlic Paste -1 Tablespoon

green chilli - 2 or 3

Coriander leaves -1 small bunch

Mint leaves - 2 or 3 stalks

Coconut milk - 1 cup

oil -1 tbsp

Ghee - 2tsp

Add the meal maker to salted hot water(not boiling water).Allow it to remain there for 15 min.Then remove it from the water, squeeze the water and add it to cold water. Allow it to remain there for 5 min.Then squeeze the water and then add it to the dish.

Soak the rice in water for 20 min.

1.Heat 1 tbsp oil + 2 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker. Ghee adds nice aroma and flavor to the dish. and when the oil becomes hot add the whole garam masala.

2.Then add the sliced onion and fry until the onions just in the stage of dissolving. If there is less oil, the the onions might get burnt.

3.Then add ginger garlic paste. After the raw smell goes off add slit green chillies.

4.Make a paste of coriander & mint and Saute it along for 1 minute.Then add tomatoes and the when the tomatoes get mashed add meal maker. Mix it well with the mixture.

5.Add the soaked rice and without breaking the rice. Add salt .

6.Add coconut milk and mix everything well.Allow it to cook for 1 whistle and allow it to settle for 15 min.

Alternatively u can grind the green chilli's too along with the coriander and mint leaves and add.

The verdict it was worth a try.

This recipe is for my friend V who has been asking me long for it after seeing the photo


  1. kushka looks very nice priyanka
    i will try to prepare.

  2. Thanks bharathi.Try to prepare it and let me know how it came

  3. Atlast you gave me the recipie...let me try it


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