Egg Biryani

Egg Dum Biryani

Comfort food, Egg biryani, makes for a perfect Sunday meal with raita and curry. Yesterday, I was inspired to make a flavored rice and since our family loves eggs, I decided on Egg biryani which has a striking resemblance to Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani. Its easy to put together, substantial and full of flavor. Serve to family and friends and wait for the compliments. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next time will blog another version of Egg biryani that calls for scrambling the eggs.

Egg Biryani Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 1 hr 15 mts

Serves 5 persons

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Ingredients:

4-5 hard boiled eggs, peeled and make long slits along each egg

2 large onions, finely sliced

1 small tomato, finely chopped (optional)

1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1 tbsp chopped pudina leaves

2 tbsps ghee

1 1/2 tbsps oil

3/4 cup thick curd/yogurt

5 green chillis, make a small slit in them

1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1/4 tbsp red chilli pwd (adjust)

1/2 tbsp coriander pwd

2 tbsps lemon juice

salt as required

pinch of saffron soaked in 5 tbsps luke warm milk for 10 mts

Biryani Masala:

4 cloves

1/2รขโ‚ฌยณ cinnamon stick

2 elaichi/cardamom

1/4 star anise

1/4 tsp shah jeera

5 pepper corns

Ingredients to cook rice:

2 1/2 cups Basmati rice

3 cloves

5 cardamoms

1/2″ cinnamon stick

1 marathi mogga

2 bay leaves

5-6 mint leaves

1/2 tbsp oil

3/4 tbsp salt

water as required

1 Cook basmati rice in lots of water along with bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, marathi mogga, elaichi, mint leaves, oil and salt till its half cooked. Strain the water and spread the rice on a large wide plate. Allow to cool.
2 Heat 1 1/2 tbsps oil + 1 1/2 tbsps ghee in a vessel, add sliced onions, saute for 8-10 mts till caramelized. Remove half of the caramelized onions and keep aside.
3 To the remaining half caramelized onions, add green chillis, mint leaves, coriander leaves and ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mts. Add red chilli pwd, coriander pwd and biryani masala pwd and salt (just enough for the egg masala) and combine well. Add chopped tomatoes and saute for 3 mts. Add the eggs and saute till well coated with the masala. (You can also halve the eggs and place carefully and saute in the masala).
4 Add the yogurt and combine. Cook for 5 mts till oil separates. Add lemon juice and combine. Turn off heat and keep aside.
5 Take a wide deep vessel to prepare the biryani. Add drizzle some oil all over, add half the rice as a first layer followed by the egg masala and spread out in the vessel.
6 Spread the remaining rice over the egg masala layer, pour 1/2 tbsp of ghee all over the rice, add the caramelized onions. Next sprinkle coriander leaves and pour the saffron milk over the rice.
7 Place lid and over the lid place a heavy weight. Cook on medium high flame for 5 mts. Remove the vessel from fire and place a iron tawa over low flame. Place back the vessel on the iron tawa and cook on low flame and cook biryani for 15 mts. Turn off heat and do not remove lid for 5 mts.
8 Remove lid, combine gently and serve hot with raita and curry of your choice.

Anda Dum Biryani

Follow these steps to prepare biryani:

Boil eggs. While eggs are boiling, get the rice ready along with the other ingredients to cook rice.
While rice is cooking, slice onions, green chillis and chop tomatoes. Pick and chop mint and coriander leaves.
Prepare Biryani masala powder. Soak saffron in milk.
Caramelize onions.
While the onions are caramelizing, strain rice and spread on a wide plate. Peel eggs and make slits.
Prepare egg masala and layer rice and egg masala in a wide vessel and cook on dum.

Egg Biryani

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 Serves: 5

 Main Ingredients:

  •  egg
  •   basmati rice

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Comfort food, Egg biryani, makes for a perfect weekend meal with raita and curry. Yesterday, I was inspired to make a flavored rice and since our family loves eggs, I decided on Egg biryani which has a striking resemblance to Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani. Its easy to put together, substantial and full of flavor.

71 thoughts on “Egg Biryani

  1. waw Sailu, such a mouthwatering pic! will try this soon:)
    hope all is fine at your end. I am back in India, but still not started blogging. have to type you a long mail.

    Take care

  2. wow Sailu….nooru ooripotondi egg biryani chustunte……will try this recipe soon. thanks for posting it. its my fav !!!!!!

  3. Thank you Sailu garu once again for an awesome recipe. What curry would you suggest that goes well with this? Also, can you please post a recipe for ‘Mirchi Ka Salan’… another popular dish of Hyderabad.

  4. Madam

    Your recipe brinjal mango pachhadi is published in saakshi today, with photo. Have you permitted or it is copied blatantly?

    1. Thank you, Srinivas garu, for informing me. Initially they did seek my permission to use the content/images and they promised to give credit to source. Most times they do not give credit. I have informed the Features Editor regarding this issue only to be told it was a mistake and they will not repeat again. But they are at it again within a few days. ๐Ÿ™

  5. LOVE THE PIC! I didnt even have to read through the recipe before i decided that i am definitely going to try this one! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a huge egg fan – and this one looks soooo mouth watering!

  6. Hello Sailugaru,
    Thanks for the awsome recipe. Tried it on friday for dinner. Came out excellant. Hubby liked it too.:)

  7. MadamYour recipe brinjal mango pachhadi is published in saakshi today, with photo. Have you permitted or it is copied blatantly?

    1. Yes, you can cook in the oven too after layering the dish. Pre-heat oven at 175 degree C for 10 mts and place in oven to cook for 20-22 mts. Remember to cover the dish with aluminium foil before placing in the oven.

      1. Thanks for the tip! I tried it and turned out really nice! Are you able to post a recipe for vegetable dum biryani? would really appreciate it! Thanks.

  8. Hi Sailu garu,
    I’m a novice in the field of cooking…yet with the help of ur recipe i cud make this mouth watering egg biryani….really many many thanks to you…its a great website and its helping me a lot in cooking.. i visit it almost everyday…

  9. Sailu garu,

    I am regular visitor of your site and as I am bachelor and want to become an expert in cooking, am a fan of your site. Please include bachelor recipes.

    Thank You

  10. Hi dear, i had recently found that your above recipe had been plagiarized on Facebook page by Saqib free cooking school. I thought i should bring this to your notice, below is link for the proof.

    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=10150105384040430&topic=15192

    This person is plagiarizing many popular recipes from internet. Recently he plagiarized my recipe, when i reported to him, he pretended as if someone else copied and posted the recipe and posted on his wall that he would delete his page. His followers were naive and they asked him not to delete his page not knowing his culprit works.

    In order to fight against his plagiarizing works i am collecting evidences against him. Before taking this incidence to him, kindly report this incident to Facebook team through Report page link. We want him to be caught red-handed.

  11. Hi Sailu,
    was thinking to prepare biryani today. can i have a substitute for saffron milk and also want to place the pic of biryani that i prepare in my blog. need your permission for that.

      1. I tried it out with some modifications and came out well.Thanks for the website.
        Gonna announce about the recipe and about your website in my blog to my friends.

  12. I made for the first time and it was a big hit every body in my family liked it especially my 7 yr old daughter.thanks for the excellent recipe.

  13. Was wondering…. any specific reason for rice to cool before you layer it? I usually make my rice minutes before layering my biriyani, while it’s still steaming hot. Not sure if I’m doing it wrong. How does it help to cool rice first instead of using the steaming hot rice? Would appreciate you thoughts!
    Thanks

  14. Hello,

    I have been folllowing your recipes for a while.. and all your recipes are foolproof !! and turns out amazing!!! I tried this egg biryani … the taste was amazing!! i am not allowed to make non veg at home.. although i eat outside.. and i love chicken biryani.. this egg biryani just turned out just like chicken and it was amazing!!! But I when I layered rice and then egg masala and rice and cooked on stove on medium and then on tava for 15 mins.. the rice on the bottom kind of got hard and crystalised. How can this be avoided? Please let me know!!

  15. Hello,

    I have been folllowing your recipes for a while.. and all your recipes are foolproof !! and turns out amazing!!! I tried this egg biryani … the taste was amazing!! i am not allowed to make non veg at home.. although i eat outside.. and i love chicken biryani.. this egg biryani just turned out just like chicken and it was amazing!!! But I when I layered rice and then egg masala and rice and cooked on stove on medium and then on tava for 15 mins.. the rice on the bottom kind of got hard and crystalised. How can this be avoided? Please let me know!!

  16. Hello,

    I have been folllowing your recipes for a while.. and all your recipes are foolproof !! and turns out amazing!!! I tried this egg biryani … the taste was amazing!! i am not allowed to make non veg at home.. although i eat outside.. and i love chicken biryani.. this egg biryani just turned out just like chicken and it was amazing!!! But I when I layered rice and then egg masala and rice and cooked on stove on medium and then on tava for 15 mins.. the rice on the bottom kind of got hard and crystalised. How can this be avoided? Please let me know!!

  17. WOnderful recipie… Just loved it… Thanks a tonnnnn.. ๐Ÿ™‚ just sooo delicious.. would wait for many more such recipies.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Arey wah….mouth watering receipe….u don’t believe Sailu, I noticed ur website only just before 3 days and from that day I’m watching all ur receipes atlest 3 hours a day….thanks for giving such delicious dishes…ur website has added spices to my passion for cooking….

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  20. Hi really mouthwatering,ur recipes r too good n vry simple n easy steps to follow.. Am trying out all the recipe :-)..thanks alot for giving us such tasty recipes.. Keep posting more new recipes.. Ur website is giving me more interest in cooking new recipes.. U r really wowwwwww!!!!!:-)

  21. hi sailu ur website is mu cookbook , since my newly married i am glad i chose ur blog . your recipes are so worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Heat 1 1/2 tbsps oil + 1 1/2 tbsps ghee in a vessel, add sliced onions, saute for 8-10 mts till caramelized. Remove half of the caramelized onions and keep aside. YO DUM DUM A WOK
    IS CALLED A WEIRED A WIDE VSSEL LOL. LOL.

  23. Sailu..Great recipe. I made two mistakes but it sill came out better. one I didn;t know when to find out that the rice is half cooked and I guess i boiled more during the first round. How to find when the rice is half cooked..should it be still crunchy? Also, the biryani powder.. How do I make them? Just crush the ingredients you had listed together in a mixer?

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