Egg Biryani Recipe

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For rice:
  • 2 cup - long grain rice
  • 3 - bay leaves
  • 3 - cardamoms, crushed
  • 3 - cloves
  • 1 tsp - ghee
  • 1/2 cup - mint leaves
  • 1 star - anise
  • 2 cinnamon, small piece
  • Water as required
  • Salt according to taste
  • For Thokku/ masala:
  • 4 - eggs (hard boiled)
  • 2 - onions, finely sliced)
  • 2 - tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 2 tbsp - ghee
  • 2 - cloves
  • 2 - cardamom
  • 2 - cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp - sugar
  • 2 tbsp - biryani masala : 2 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • 1 cup - curd
  • 1 tsp - ginger paste
  • 1 tsp - garlic paste
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1/4 cup - milk
  • 6 - saffron strands
  • 1/2 cup - pudina
  • 2 tbsp - lemon juice
  • Salt according to taste
  • For layering: Fried onions and garlic
  • 1 cup - (milk to soak saffron )
  • Chopped coriander
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Garnish: fresh sliced tomatoes
  • Caramelized onions and garlic
  • Accompaniments: Raita
  • Egg curry
  • Brinjal thokku

How to Make Egg Biryani Recipe

  • Method of preparation
  • Step 1:
  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 10-15 mins
  • Cook the rice with all the condiments as well as the saffron strands soaked in milk. Once partly cooked, strain in a colander and keep aside
  • Step-2:
  • In a heavy bottom wok, add ghee and oil and heat
  • Add the onions and garlic and fry till brown and caramelize with the sugar
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and continue to fry with onions.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till mashed
  • Reduce heat completely and add milk. Add the spice powders and stir well ensuring the milk is not curdled
  • Add the eggs (halved or cut to four) to this masala
  • Stir to ensure the masala is well incorporated
  • Add the biryani masala
  • Cover and let it simmer
  • Once half done, remove from flame and keep aside.
  • Step-3: Take a broad mouthed vessel with heavy base to prepare biryani
  • Add a layer of the rice, followed by onion, coriander, ghee, and top it with the eggs
  • Repeat the process till all the rice and egg masala is well placed.
  • Cover the vessel with a heavy lid or place a heavy object over the lid. Cook the combined mixture on low heat for 10 -15 mins
  • Garnish and serve with yogurt and other accompaniments

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