Kuska or Plain Briyani is prepared by cooking long grain/basmathi or jeera rice with all the flavored spices and ingredients used for briyani. This briyani is very special and commonly known as poor man’s Briyani, since it costs very less because no vegetables and no meats are used in the making. Kuska / Plain Briyani is popular in and around Madurai and Virudhunagar. My hubby used say, that he used to have it in all this college functions, but this is the first time I am gave a try at home. I have followed a slight variation in the making, so do check out for perfect color in kuska – CLICK HERE.
Kuska / Plain Briyani is mildly spiced, mildly flavored then Briyani, so kids like this a lot. This goes out well with any raita but I prefer onion raita, any curries may be veg or non-veg and a deep fry. I have accompanied it with chicken curry, onion-tomato raita and chicken 65. Let me share the recipe…
I just loved to try different food, so when it comes to lunch, I got to see few pieces of fish lying in my refrigerator and I am sure that it would not be enough for my family to prepare a curry or fry. Next to that found some dill leaves lying in the refrigerator, recently I have joined to master class with Chef Gordon Ramsay and I got remember that he told – Dill leaves goes out well with Fish. As a resulted thought of combining both fish and dill leaves together as a recipe, which resulted in my fish rice.
Fish rice was delicious, aromatic with the strongly flavored dill leaves. Fish with little bones are highly recommended for this recipe, whereas it consumes time when there more bones. A perfect rice for kids, where fish comes without bones. Give a try, let me share the recipe…
Fish Rice / Meen Sadham
Fish pieces – 6 nos (250 gm)
Dill leaves – 5 stalks
Steamed Rice – 2 ½ cups
Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp
Onion – 1 no
Garlic – 6 to 8 cloves
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Fish getting boiled
After getting boiled
Fish crumbled to pieces
With olive oil, fennel seeds, onions and garlic
With dill leaves
With crumbled fish
With pepper powder and garam masala
With steamed rice
Fish Rice / Meen Sadham
Clean the fish and keep it aside.
Heat 2 cups of water in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the fish pieces once the water starts boiling.
Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic into pieces, keep it aside.
Once the fish is boiled, drain the water and wait until the fish comes to room temperature.
Take of the skin, carefully remove the bones and crumble the fish, keep it aside.
Heat oil in a kadai, add the fennel seeds followed by onion and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown color in color.
Add the crumbled fish, followed by pepper powder, cumin powder and salt, cook until the raw smell goes off.
Pluck the dill leaves from the stalk, finely chop them and sprinkle half the quantity of it to the fish.
Add the rice, salt if required for rice and stir it well.
Make sure that the rice becomes dry and blends well with fish.
Sprinkle the leftover dill leaves, give a stir and remove it from fire.
Serve hot with any gravy. You can pair this fish rice with coconut prawn curry.
Fried rice is one of the popular dish, it can be prepared in a street food and also the other ways. Commonly we like to have fried rice from a street vendor, it tastes different and good. We use to have it at least once in two months, but for almost a year, the shop was closed. And so, thought of preparing it at home and the taste was too good and more similar to that one. Also, this is a perfect for lunch box. Let me share the recipe…