Khushka Recipe

An aromatic one pot meal, Khushka is a family favourite. Teamed with a mixed vegetable raita, it is sheer bliss!!

Ingredients :

  • 300 gms Basmathi rice
  • 5 onions roughly chopped
  • A bunch of coriander leaves
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 7 flakes garlic
  • 15 green chillies

Grind the above to a smooth paste.

To be powdered

  • 2 tbsps dhania/ coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera/ cumin
  • 1 tsp badi shep/ fennel
  • 10 pepper corns
  • 7 cloves/ lavang
  • 2 inch piece dalchini/ cinnamon
  • 2 elaichi/cardamom

Other ingredients :

  • 2 carrots peeled n chopped
  • 3 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 150 gms peas
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 12 cashewnuts halved

Method :
Cook the rice with a tsp of ghee and salt. Cook the vegetables in salted water. Heat 5 tbsps ghee and 7 tbsps oil. Add the ground masala and the powders and roast till the raw flavour goes away. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy. Add the boiled vegetables, salt and cook for a couple of mnts. Add the cooked rice and mix well. Roast the cashewnuts in a tsp of ghee. Heat the Khushka and garnish with roasted cashew nuts.

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