In Bangalore there is an option to order biryani rice without vegetables or meat. This is plain biryani rice flavored with chicken stock mostly. The advantage of ordering kuska is that you can have it with a raita and pickle and it yet makes you feel you are having a proper biryani so it is economical. Secondly there is always the option of ordering curries of your choice if you skip the meat part of the biryani with plain biryani rice. Some have kuska with kebabs while some prefer a simple curry like salan or korma.