Saturday, July 6, 2013

Egg Biryani / Mutta Biryani

When it is Sundays, its biryani at home and when it is biryanis, it has to be chicken or mutton biryani for the huss... I make my prawn biryani occasionally but that has never been welcomed like the chicken biryani. And so I stick to the later. A few weeks back it so happened that we were having take-aways every alternate day and it somehow had chicken in it ;). So the same Sunday when we didn't want to have chicken but we wanted biryani, I planned to make this egg biryani.

This biryani is easy to make, satisfies that biryani craving and is just right when you are out of time and have guests around. Serve it with some raitha, boondhi raitha woould be great but onion raitha goes well too. You could make this by the traditional dum method too but you know my aversion to that method and so I go by the pressure cooker method. But if you are not lazy like me and have that patience then go for the dum biryani method which I have explained in my Chicken Dum Biryani post.

~*What U Need*~
Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Water - 2 cups

Onions - 2, large
Tomatoes - 2, medium
Green chilli - 1
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Biryani masala - 1 tsp
Buttermilk - 1/2 cup
Hard boiled eggs - 2
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Salt, Oil
Ghee - 2 tbsp

Cinnamon - 1"
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2

How I Made it:
Clean basmati rice and soak in water for 15 mins. Heat oil + 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cinnamon, cloves and crushed cardamom and fry till brown. Add the slit green chilli and onions and fry till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.

Next throw in the tomatoes and fry well. Add the spice powders and fry for 5 mins. Add the buttermilk and mix well.

Slit the hard boiled eggs slightly and add this to the masala. Add the mint and coriander leaves. Fry till all the water evaporates. Remove the eggs, add water and basmati rice and cook for 2 whistles. Once the pressure has released, fluff with fork and serve with the eggs.

Serve hot with raita of choice.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. superb briyani ,buttermilk enhances the flavor and brings more taste to the dish.

  2. Yummy and tempting biriyani...

  3. Never tried cooking egg biriyani this way! Looks delicious!

  4. very tempting the rice with the masala brings in soo much of flavour to the rice.

  5. I think I had my first Egg biryani was in Maysoor, it was spicy but tasty. (remembering old days )

  6. it is been more than a month since I prepared this. I prepare it in the same way except biryani. the platter wit eggs

  7. this looks so delish.. i want to have some right now...yumm

  8. i really admire your determination on step by step photos, that is always a challenge for me! love this biryani, Vimitha..a perfect meal!

  9. Briyani,the word itself makes me drool, wat a tempting one pot meal.

  10. Thilagawathi KumaresnApril 20, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Well I'm gonna make it today...will definitely revert with the taste...n comments for ur recipe...


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