Friday, May 15, 2009

Colourful Egg Biriyani

Egg biriyani comes in different forms and flavours. This one is close to dum biriyani.I was looking for new recipes, found this video of Vah chef from YouTube. The chef said this is called absorption method!!! I tried it for the first time and came out very well.


6 Boiled egg
3 tbsp oil
2" cinnamon
3 cloves
bay leaf
2 cardamom
1 tsp shahi Jeera (Black cumin)
1 onion cut lengthwise
Handful of cashew nuts
4 greenchillies
1 cup coriander leaves
1 cup mint leaves
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup yogurt
3 tbsp sakthi Biriyani Masala( Adjust to suit ur taste)
2 cups raw rice

Egg Marination

1 tbsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp g&g paste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp besan
1 egg


Heat oil in a non-stick pan. This is the pan, we are going to use for entire biriyani. Take a pan enough to cook rice. Add the whole garam masala(clove, cardamom..). Add shahi jeera after couple of minutes. Add chopped onion, salt and cashwenuts.saute for few minutes. Add greencillies, cup of coriander and mint leaves. Add g&g paste and saute till the raw smell evaporates. Add yogurt and saute for 5 minutes. Add biriyani masala to the mixture. Add 3 cups of water to the mixture and let i boil.

Soak basmati rice for minimum 30 minute. I used 1:1.5 ratio coz the rice is already soaked takes less water to cook. Add soaked rice to the boiling water. check seasoning, add anything u want to according to ur taste.cook over medium heat. Once the water is evaporated Remove from heat. Keep another pan, which will be enough to hold the biriyani pan. Fill it with water. Place the biriyani pan over it and cook for 30 minutes over medium heat or till done. The chef said to cook in slow heat without the steam method. You know what, the rice might stick to the pan, that's why i used steam method to avoid sticking to the bottom.

In a bowl, add redchilli powder, g&g paste,cumin, coriander and besan. Add egg and make a smooth paste. Coat boiled eggs with this paste. Heat oil in a pan, add marinated eggs over a slow heat. Rotate the eggs and one the eggs are done u cane see a omelet over these egg. Remove from heat and reserve.

Once the rice is ready, add few piece of butter on top and add the egg. Carefully mix the rice and egg. Add 2 tbsp food color on the top. cover and let it be in steam for two minutes. Remove from heat. serve hot!!!



Looks colorful for sure! The texture looks perfect!


Wow perfect Biriyani! I love the way you cooked eggs..I too do not follow steam method of cooking rice as I'm scared whether it would stick to the bottom of the pan!


This is my hubby's fave


That surely looks very colorful dear..:)


Definitely very colour...tempting dish!

Ramya Vijaykumar

Oh my looks so perfect, you made it like a pro!!! Looks like restaurant served biriyani!!!


Thanks Vani, Pooja, Deesha, paritha, Priya and Ramya..

rekhas kitchen

nice and flavor full biriyani looks delicious


Looks very colorful. Beautiful and yummy looking briyani.

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