Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Egg Biryani

Whenever I wish to make a special lunch box for hubby, egg biryani comes handy with its simple ingredients and lesser time consumption.

I cook the rice along with raw scrambled egg and add hard boiled eggs to it. I am not sure if it is the common method, but the rice getting cooked along with raw egg gives a better taste for me. Try my method and let me know.

Ingredients: (for 2 adults)
Basmathi rice / Jeeraga samba raw rice - 1 1/4 cup
Egg - 4 (2 raw , 2 hard boiled)
Tomato - 2
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Red onion - 1 (medium size)
green chillis - 3 (slit).
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
garam masal powder / biryani masal powder - 1 tsp
(I used Shakthi biryani masala powder)
cilantro- 10 stems
mint leaf -1 handful.
ghee - 3 tbsp

To temper:
Fennel - 1 tsp
bay leaves - 2
star aniseed - 1,
Cinnamon stick - 2 inch
cardamom - 2
cloves - 2
cashew nuts -10
salt - to taste

Rice preparation:
Wash the rice and soak it for 1/2 an hour. Add 1/2 tsp salt. Add excess water and half cook the rice . Strain and remove the excess water using a colander. Keep open and let it cool.

Preparation:
wash and clean the tomatoes. Puree them. Keep aside.
Hard boil 2 eggs, remove the shell and make 3 slits on each egg. Keep aside.

Method:
Heat 3 tbsp ghee / oil in a broad flat bottom vessel.
Add fennel ,star aniseed , cinnamon stick,cardamom ,cloves, bay leaf , cashew and saute for a few seconds.

Put the chopped onion . Fry till it gets golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and stir well till the raw smell goes. Then add the chopped chillies, chopped cilantro + mint and stir well.

Now add the tomato paste along with red chilly powder and biryani masala powders.

Add salt to taste. Cook till oil oozes out.

Put the cooked eggs and saute to get them coated with the masala. Take them out.

Reduce flame. Now break and pour the remaining eggs and stir well. Don't wait to cook the mashed eggs. Just add the half cooked rice and mix carefully .Add very little water to cook the rice. Place the boiled eggs over the biryani.

Close tightly and reduce the flame to minimum.

After 15-20 minutes the egg biryani will be ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve with any raitha.

19 comments:

AshKuku said...

Oh! I am so so eggcited...forever.. I guess... Just evening my crave for eggs reached the peak & I boiled & savored them with pepper & salt sprinkled.... Hmmm.... This is an awesomely prepared Biriyani.....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

simply.food said...

Beautiful masaladar egg biryani.

Suja Sugathan said...

Love this egg Biryani..easy and quick..thanks dear

Priya said...

Droolworthy egg biryani, would love to have them anytime..

Ramya said...

Yummy egg bririyani..Ive recently blogged abt it too

VineelaSiva said...

Wow viki the egg biryani looks wonderful.I have to post in my blog.I already took the pictures soon will come with the recipe dear.

Padma said...

Delicious egg biryani. Love to have it anytime.

Anu said...

Simple and yummy egg biryani... will try soon...

Soma Pradhan said...

Egg Biryani has come out so well...

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Loved the way u prepared this biriyani...definitely adding broken egg to the rice gives that real eggie taste :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

egg biryani looks perfect

Sushma Mallya said...

I love egg biryani too...it looks very delicious viki,

SathyaSridhar said...

Viki,, ithu rombha vidhyasama irukkae kandippa nalla taste ah irukkum en husband kku egg naa rombha pidikkum intha biryani seithu surprise kodukaren avarukku.Kalakareenga viki different aahna egg biryani.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious handy biriyani dear..my daugther's favourite

San said...

This enhances my craving for biryani,cannot take my eyes off it.Inviting pic.I usually adapt the same method for egg biryani as i do for the chicken biryani.I think its hightime i should try ur version.Thanks for the recipe.

Malar said...

Nice and deliciouse briyani

Nandini said...

It's eggcellent and eggsotic! I'm eggstremely drooling over the eggsquisite biryani and eggscuse to eat them! Does everyone eggree with me?

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