Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Egg Biryani

A healthy delicious breakfast, small fight with sister, a flavor packed lunch, movie with sis and parents, a visit to the park with friends has been a routine on Sundays during my childhood. Sunday lunch was always special at home. Everyone was there...enough time to enjoy and eat food...is a small part that I still adore...Unlike me Mom used to make variety rice only on Sundays or if guests are around...normal days the meal would be an elaborate one with curries, stir fries, rice, sides..Where as the lazy me loves to prepare variety rice everyday..

This is one such dish from her variety meal recipe...
Egg-3(Boiled and peeled)
Green peas-1/4 cup(frozen)
Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
Onion-1 no(thinly sliced)
Tomato-2 nos(big one)
Salt to taste
Onion-1/2 of medium one(thinly sliced)
Coriander leaves-2 tbsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Bay leaves-2
Cloves-7 no
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Cardamom seeds-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon-1 1/2 inch piece
Spice Powders:
Red chili powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder-2 tsp
Biryani Masala-1& 1/2 tsp
To cook Rice:
Rice-1 1/2 cup
Water-21/2 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee-1 tsp

 Method of Preparation:
1. Cook the rice 80% with the required water,salt and ghee.Once cooked fluff the rice and set aside.The above measurement is given to cook rice in pressure cooker.
2. Boil and peel the eggs, slit them without cutting to edge and set aside.
3. Heat little oil/ghee in wok and fry the thinly sliced onions till turns golden brown. Drain and set aside.Then add oil in a wok. Add the spices to it and fry for few seconds.
4. Then add onion and ginger garlic paste and cook till it turns translucent. Add spice powders and mix well for a minute till raw smell goes.
5. Add tomato and cook till it is soft and mushy. Add peas and cook covered till it is soft.
6. Cook on low heat. Add a few tbsp of water if really needed.Add salt and mix well.
7. Now add the eggs and  give it a good mix along with a tbsp of coriander leaves.Turn off the heat.

To assemble:
1. Take a pressure cooker and add half of the masala at the bottom. Layer this with rice and add remaining masala and another layer of rice.
2.  Drizzle little ghee on top and close the lid. Cook on low heat with whistle on for 15 to 20 mins. See that it doesn't whistle.
3. Turn off heat and wait till the pressure goes for about 10 mins. Then open the cooker and transfer the biryani to a bowl. Add the remaining coriander leaf, fried onion and serve warm with a squeeze of lemon juice.

1. Cook rice in the way you are comfortable with. The rice should be 3/4th cooked and have stand alone grains
2. Instead of cooking the biryani in pressure cooker you can cook it in oven too. In that case preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a baking dish. Layer half the masala and then half the rice. Add another layer masala and then rice. Add the fried onion on top and drizzle ghee on top.Cover and cook for 25 to 30 mins.
3. You can use green bean,carrots or a mix as veggie here.or use no veggie at all too.
4. If using dried variety of peas soak and cook earlier. Then add to the masala and continue cooking.
5. Add salt accordingly.


  1. Love egg biryani...I used to have it regularly when I used to work in Hyderabad. Havent made it for a long time now...The fried onions have been cut and fried so beautifully...

  2. Biriyani looks delicious! I have done lots of biriyani varieties, but never tried it with egg! Tempted to try your version soon! :)

  3. wow this looks superb and lovely clicks Resh and gorgeous blue background :) loving it

  4. Very lovely recipe and pictures are fantastic!

  5. Same here Reshmi, am not like my Mom, lazy n also prefer to make quick n easy rice varieties, that's d reason for more rice recipes in my blog :)
    Egg Biryani looks absolutely inviting, will try this way sometime soon !!

  6. Delicious flavorful Biryani.. Seeing the pictures, makes me hungry..

  7. Super tasty and tempting biryani !!

  8. egg biryani looks fantastic... delicious and flavourful..

  9. Yummy biryani.. This is one of my favorites..

  10. Wow this sounds so Yum!! Love the combination of vegetables and boiled egg in the biryani. You may like to send your recipe to Favorite rice dishes event. Find the details here: http://amritavishal127.blogspot.in/2012/10/event-announcement-favorite-rice-recipes.html

  11. Perfect tempting Briyani...

  12. What a yummy biriyani..WIth the egg tempting me..

  13. vibrant pictures.. wish i was there

  14. Tempting biryani and tempting clicks...

  15. Beautiful..!!! Looks soo tempting..!!

  16. WooooW! The biryani looks very tempting! Must be aromatic!

  17. nice clicks and awesome preparation..

  18. wow...that looks so tempting....love ur clicks, Reshmi

  19. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Rashmi. Weekend lunches used to be special at our place too...usually it was Fried Rice or Ulli sambar and potato roast. Your post brought back fond memories of those lunches.

  20. The rice looks so beautifully moist. Yummy pics....

  21. wow yummy biryani and tempting clicks....

  22. Pics make me drool....extremely yum looking biryani...sounds so simple in making....

  23. Looks delicious and flavorful biryani

  24. I am not able to take my eyes away from these beautiful pictures. Like each of them. Recipe also very good.

  25. Our sunday lunch goes always for a fabulous briyani,egg briyani looks super inviting and flavourful.

  26. Thanks for ur lovely words dear friends...

  27. so tempting pics..lovely recipes..i would love to try

  28. Pictures adipoli,makes me drool..yum yum biryani.

  29. yummy biryani...lovely clicks reshmi...


  30. cant stop drooling!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  31. I wish hubby loved biriyani's like me, he will eat them but not his favourite. This egg biriyani looks super delicious.

  32. Egg biriyani looks delicious. I love to try but my hubby is not fan of egg in his biriyani.

  33. Can have biriyanis any day. It looks too yumm.

  34. Looks like a flavor packed Biriyani.I am bookmarking this tempting rice.

  35. çok lezzetli görünüyoru,super.

  36. Kandittu kothiyayi too..yummy yummy on my tummy :)

  37. Ummm... looking delicious... love it.. Yummy :}

  38. wow! I love to try this dish...looking delicious..I hope my wife have all the ingredients such as Turmeric Powder and other seasonings


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