What is Khushka??? This term refers to " Khushk " in Urdu, which means plain or dry. Rice cooked dry or plain boiled is termed as Khushka Rice. This is a staple in most Hyderabad Muslim households and served with an accompaniment of spicy dry or wet curry. The same rice when cooked with meat stock takes the form of Khushka / kushka / Kuska Biryani. Muslim communities spread over Tamil Nadu also make this type but with slight variations , add immense flavour by cooking the rice in coconut milk.