Kuska Biryani Recipe – Khushka Rice / Neyyi Sadam / Ghee Rice

Written by Mullai

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    1. Mullai

      Hello Ann,
      I have used Royal basmati rice which i didn’t soak but toasted lightly over the tawa with some ghee. Alternatively you can also soak for 10-15 minutes, it all depends on the quality of the rice.


    1. Mullai

      You can make chicken biryani using the same method, but for mutton the meat needs to be pressure cooked first before proceeding with this recipe. Thanks.

    1. Mullai

      Keerthi, I really didn’t get your question. There is no boiling required once you add the coconut milk, yogurt and water, just pressure cook or use the rice cooker.

  1. kavitha

    today i prepared khushka briyani for our potluck
    it came very nice ,my friends says it is very very nice and looks like
    Indian hotel briyani ,and my hus also appreciate me
    thanks for ur wonderful recipe

  2. anna73

    Hi Mullai,

    This recipe is really awesome. My family would like to have this at the smallest opportunity now!!
    I have a question – The step you have recommended – frying the rice , is that something we can incorporate for mutton/chicken biryani too.

    THanks Mullai.

  3. NishaKamal

    Khushka was so good. My husband liked it very much. i added 1 cup chicken stock and 1 cup coconut milk. the smell filled the whole house.
    -Nisha Kamal

  4. ani

    Hai Mullai
    Thank u so much for ur recepies.Nan unga recepie samaithu party’a assathitaen’la.
    Athuku thaan romba thanks…!! Esp ur Khuska Briyani, capsicum pulav,chilli gobi worked well.
    Thank u once again Mullai.

    pls get me the paal kollukattai receipe….

  5. kaberi

    hey mullai very nice dish..thanks for sharing.if i have to prepare it as non-veg dish can you explain how to prepare the meat stock please?

    1. Mullai


      To prepare simple chicken stock, use 1 onion roughly chopped, 3 cloves garlic, one carrot chopped,  chicken bones or little meat, dash of salt and pepper. Combine these with 3 cups of water and bring it a rolling boil and let stay like that for few minutes. Switch off, discard the bones and cooked veggies, retain the shredded meat if you like…for soups or fried rice and drain the stock. Voila!! there you go, perfect homemade stock. If you prefer mutton, then pressure cook the whole for upto 3 whistles and then drain the stock. Anything like cloves, curry leaves, parsley, celery sticks will make them flavourful, but not necessary for this recipe as you don't want to have celery flavor in your khuska. Hope you got my point. Goodluck!

      1. kaberi

         thanks mullai for your info..it will really help me not only for khuska biriyani but for other dishes to cook homemade chicken stock ..thanks again 🙂

  6. m.viji

    Mullai i tried this for today’s lunch. Really,excellent taste we’ve tasted and the smell in khuska was so nice. I did as per ur steps, given measurements are very perfect. Nandri for sharing this

  7. Cappuccino

    Ma’am tried khuskha this morning for today’s lunch…Cameout superb. Rice grains looks seperated as per ur instructions. Thanx for your receipe.

    Have a great day

    1. Mullai

      Iyswaryaa, some Indian stores carry these spices but I'm not sure about your location. Patel Bros chain has them all labeled in Hindi, so pls check this thread for complete details before you hunt.


      I did get ur message and any Walmart or Kmart will not help, Indian stores are your only bet if not a visiting relative or friend from India can help. Thanks for visiting.

  8. rekdhar

    mullai mam

    ur kushka looks very tempting can we make this mutton/chicken?if so whats the procedure for making it, thanks in advance…


  9. Vijitha

    Wow Kushka sooper Mullai.. We call this as neyyi satham/ ghee rice.. Side dish romba nalla iruku.. Is that Chilli Chicken?. Hmm you got so much patience to chop it very small..VIJI

  10. shan

    Perfect khuskha…Mouthwatering ma’am. Long grained basmati…Looks seperated and yummy. Thanx for posting

    Have a great day

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