How to make Egg Biryani - Fragrant basmati rice cooked with egg and spices

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Main Ingredients : Eggs (अंडे), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Egg Biryani

Hindi: anda
You should always stack your fridge with at least a dozen of them. Why? Handiest food to have around! Kids are hungry? Make some egg sandwiches. Guests come in, make an egg curry or egg biryani. You are hungry? Poach an egg and have it topped with stir fried veggies – perfect protein source for the body! Check the freshness – keep a raw egg in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will stay at the bottom while stale eggs stand on end or float.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Egg Biryani Recipe

  • Eggs hard boiled peeled and halved 6

  • Basmati rice soaked and drained 1 1/14 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Cloves 3

  • Onion sliced 2 medium

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves torn a few

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat the oil in a deep pan. Add the cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves and sauté for one minute.

Step 2

Add the onions and sauté till soft. Add the ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add the tomatoes and sauté for two minutes.

Step 4

Add the coriander leaves and mint leaves and continue to sauté for two minutes longer.

Step 5

Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 6

Add the coconut milk, two-and-a-half cups of water and salt.

Step 7

When the water comes to a boil, add the rice and ghee and mix well.

Step 8

Cover and cook over high heat for five minutes.

Step 9

Lower heat and continue to cook for ten minutes, or till the rice is done and all the moisture has been absorbed .

Step 10

Transfer the biryani to a platter, garnish with boiled eggs and serve hot.