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Egg Biryani

Snigdha's picture
Eggs are a favorite for many people. This Egg Biryani Recipe is a great Rice dish with Eggs and Spices. It is Hot and Spicy. Adding some Coriander and Mint brings out an amazing flavor to this Egg Biryani Recipe.
  Basmati rice/Long grain rice 3 Cup (48 tbs) (rice cooker cup)
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs) (to cook rice)
  Eggs 6
  Onions 2 Large
  Mint 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Coriander 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cloves 6
  Cinnamon sticks 5 Small
  Star anise 2
  Whole cardamoms 2
  Shajeera 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole bay leaves 4
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Milk 10 Milliliter
  Tomatoes 3 Medium
  Green chillies 3 , slit lengthwise
  Dhaniya powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 3 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste

Boil Eggs separately. remove the shells, cut the eggs into halves & keep aside.

Julienne 2 large onions. Heat 6 tbs oil in a deep vessel, fry onions until brown. Remove onions. Keep aside.

In the same vessel, fry bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, whole cardamoms, star anise & shajeera. Saute until bay leaves turn light brownish. Remove the spices. Keep aside.

Wash 3 cups Basmati Rice, add the fried spices. Add water & cook either in rice cooker or on stove.

In the same deep vessel used previously, add green chillies, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, salt & chilly powder. Cover & cook until tomatoes turn very tender. Then smash tomatoes into a pulp. Add a cup of mint & coriander. Add yogurt, dhaniya powder & garam masala powder. Mix well.

Add boiled eggs & mix until the tomato pulp coats the eggs well. Keep aside.

Once the basmati rice is cooked, you can remove the spices if you want to, else keep it. (I prefer to keep them).

In the deep vessel, spread a layer of onions, egg curry, sprinkle some mint & coriander. Add half the rice.

Again spread the remaining onions, egg curry, sprinkle some mint & coriander. Add remaining rice.

Heat 10 ml milk, add a pinch of saffron. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the rice. You can also add some orange red color to the milk & sprinkle it on rice to get some additional color. You may even fry some cashews & raisins separately & sprinkle them on top of the rice. Sprinkle any remaining onions, mint & coriander. Cover tightly with lid. Do not let any steam escape. (I usually wet a cotton cloth & tie it tightly around the lid of the vessel). Cook on low flame for 10 minutes. Remove from flame.

Serve Hot with Raita.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Rice, Egg
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Everyday, Gourmet, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Average: 4 (26 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 474 Calories from Fat 61

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.6%

Saturated Fat 2 g10.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 212.6 mg70.9%

Sodium 187.6 mg7.8%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.2%

Sugars 4.9 g

Protein 16 g31.1%

Vitamin A 36.2% Vitamin C 49.4%

Calcium 14.7% Iron 19.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


showmethecurry's picture
Co-Hosts: Hetal and Anuja Looks really good, Snigdha...I will try it and let you know how it comes out.
sfehmi's picture
Looks good -
sfehmi's picture
Looks good -
sfehmi's picture
Looks good -
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
very healthy recipe because Eggs provide a significant amount of protein to one's diet, as well as various nutrients. One large chicken egg contains approximately 7 grams of protein.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
I am going to prepare it tomorrow...I love preparing egg curry...
Snigdha's picture
Thanks for trying. Let me know how it came out. I will appreciate any further additions to this wonderful biryani.
Kuku's picture
This receipe is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing. After a long time I had a lovely biryani. Thanks once again.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
hey I prepared this egg biryani and it was great...
Snigdha's picture
Thanks for the feedback Sarita
minaxi's picture
nice photo,i like egg very much and i prepare egg biryani the same way ,if i am short of time then i prefer to prepare egg pulao with almost the same ingredients but in pressure cooker rather than tastes good too.
sukace's picture
WOW!! The look is so tempting. I am sure the taste will be good. Kumar
vikas.kumar's picture
Sounds delicious. Will try this recipe soon n let you know.
vikas.kumar's picture
Hi Snigdha! My wife n I attempted this fantastic recipe and were extremely pleased with the results. Thank you! I've posted a couple of pics of the finished dish in my blog Cooking the ifood way - I attempted Snigdha's Egg Biryani recipe. Next time, I promise a video.
Snigdha's picture
Well...Vikas..Thank You!!. Its nice to know that you and your wife have enjoyed the dish. Also have seen the Blog and the pics look very good!!
vandana's picture
The biriyani looks very nice snigdha. very tempeted to try t. Will try it and let you know
saraayesharahman's picture
hi, the recipe is so easy to cook let me try and let you know.
aparna.priya's picture
Hi, I tried this recipe and it was simply great. Earlier, whenever I made egg biryani, something always seemed to be missing. But, this time, it was perfect. Keep posting!
yarmareddy's picture
Thank you so much for yummy recipe snigdha.. instead of warming it up finally in a deep vessel i took an aluminium foil and heated in oven it really turned out sooo good...cheers to you snigdha.
Egg Biryani Recipe