Roasted chicken stuffed with khushka/kuska/khusqa (biryani rice)

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Basmati rice - 4 cups

Onions - 4 nos

Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbsp

Tomatoes - 3 nos

Green chillies - 2 nos

Mint and coriander leaves - 1 cup

Curd - 1 tbsp

Lime juice - 1tbsp

Red chilly powder - 4 tbsp

Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp

Ghee - 3/4 cup

Salt for taste

Cloves - 6 nos

Cardamom - 6nos

Cinnamon - 1 stick

Bay leaves - 2 nos

Mace - 2-4 nos

Star aniseed - 2 nos

Aniseed - 1 tbsp


  • Marinate chicken overnight.
  • Heat ghee in a broad bottomed vessel, add whole spices and fry till all the aroma is released.
  • Add finely sliced onions and fry till golden brown. Now add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add chilly powder and give it a stir.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 min. Add curd, lime juice, finely chopped mint and coriander, green chillies and stir well. Add garam masala powder, add basmati rice, 8 cups of hot water, salt for taste.
  • Cover and cook till its almost done. Stir well and turn off the flame. Now, Stuff this almost done khushka rice in marinated chicken as much as possible. Continue to cook the remaining rice till its done.
  • Now roast the stuffed chicken in a preheated oven at 240 degree Celsius for 20 min. Then reduce the oven temperature to 200 degree Celsius and continue to roast for 40 min or till its done.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve it with the remaining khushka rice.


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