Monday, March 2, 2015

Egg Biryani Recipe-Muttai Biryani Indian Style-Anda Biryani

This egg biryani is a great treat for egg lovers. It is very easy to make and does not take much time once you are familiar with the recipe. Apart from hard boiled eggs, I have also added scrambled eggs to this biryani, which makes it even more delicious. Though I am not very fond of egg dishes (except omelets and egg scramble) my kids love eggs and I love to make it for them. Today we will learn how to make egg biryani following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Egg Biryani-Muttai Biryani

Egg Biryani-Muttai Biryani

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryLunch-Rice-Eggs
 Recipe CuisineIndian
Adapted from Vahrehvah

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati Rice - 1 cup
   Onion - 2 medium or 1 Large
   Cashew nuts -10
   Green chillies - 2
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
   Coriander leaves - fistful
   Mint leaves - fistful
   Thick curd/plain yogurt - 3 tbsp
   Fried Onions - 2 tbsp
   Salt needed

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
   Biryani Masala Powder - 1 tbsp
   Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp

   For the Eggs

   Eggs -3
   Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
   Gram flour/besan -1 tsp (optional)
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Ghee - 2 tsp
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cardamom - 1
   Cloves - 2
   Shah jeera - 1 tsp
   Sea Weed/Kadal pasi - little (optional)

   For Garnishing

   Fried Onions - 1 tbsp
   Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
   Mint leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
   Ghee/clarified butter -1 tsp

   Saffron - 3-4 strands
   Milk - 1 tbsp


Wash and soak Basmati rice in water for 30-40 minutes.

After 30 minutes, drain the water completely and saute basmati rice in a tsp of ghee for a few seconds. This step is optional but adds flavor to the biryani.

Cut onion lengthwise and keep it ready. Wash and finely chop mint and coriander leaves.

For Fried Onions - Cut onion lengthwise, dry it a little and deep fry in oil on medium flame until brown.

Soak saffron in a tbsp of warm milk.

Keep all the ingredients ready.

ingredients needed for egg biryani


Heat oil + ghee and add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning.

After cumin seeds sizzles, add thinly sliced onion and saute until it turns golden brown. Add salt to speed up the process.

sauteing onions

Add cashew nuts, slit green chillies and saute for a few more minutes.

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw flavor of the ginger goes.

how to make egg biryani

Add mint and coriander leaves.

Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, biryani masala, garam masala powder and salt needed. Saute well on medium flame until the raw flavor of the spice powder goes.

how to prepare egg biryani

Add yogurt/curd and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.

Add fried onions and mix well.

muttai biryani

Add 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cup of water. When water starts boiling, add basmati rice. Mix well and cook covered. Check for salt by tasting the water. If it is slightly salty, it will be perfect once rice is cooked.

egg biryani recipe

When rice is three fourth done, you will see holes appearing on the surface. Add a tbsp fried onions, coriander leaves, mint leaves kept for garnishing, saffron soaked in milk and a tsp of ghee.

Reduce the heat to low and cook covered for another 5 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the rice is soft.

anda biryani

How to prepare eggs for egg biryani

Hard boil 2 eggs, peel the shell and keep it ready.

In a bowl, break an egg, add chilli powder, salt need and gram flour (besan/kadalai mavu). Mix well.

Make 3-4 lengthwise slits on the boiled eggs. Coat the egg in the above mixture.

preparing eggs for egg biryani

Heat a tsp of oil and add the mixture along with the coated boiled eggs. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and cook until the mixture scrambles.

Add the hard boiled eggs and the egg scramble to the rice and mix well gently.

Serve hot with onion raitha. I served with onion raitha and Brinjal Masala Muslim style. The combination was awesome.

Egg Biryani
Egg Biryani-Onion Pachadi-Brinjal Masala for biryani (Muslim style)
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  1. Wow. .just reading the recipe made my mouth water!

  2. The pictures look awesome Padhu. how do I cook this biryani in rice cooker?

    1. 1.You can do the same steps as mentioned above directly in the rice cooker .
      or 2. you can do it in a kadai, then after adding water, transfer the contents to the rice cooker and switch it on. Check in between. As the rice is soaked for 40 minutes, it gets cooked within a few minutes.

  3. Tried this recipe today and it came out fabulous. Thxs for sharing

  4. Super padhu my son loves briyani I will try this today

  5. Wowww.... This Sunday special will be Egg Biriyani at my home.. Thanks for sharing Padhu :)

  6. hi padhu, how the dish tastes without milk and saffron ?

  7. Hi padhu, which brand biryani masala powder did u use

  8. Hi Padhu, tried this yesterday and it turned awesome. Can you please share brinjal side dish too. It looks tempting

  9. Thank you for this awesome recipe. Could you please share the brinjal side dish as well? Would love to try it together. Thanks !!

  10. Tried it today for lunch and it is awesome.. thankyou

  11. Tried this for lunch today... Awesome recipe. Loved making it and people loved eating it! Total hit-like a restaurant style Biriyani.
    Thanks a ton :)

  12. Hi Padhu
    Can you please share the briyani masala powder recipe

  13. Tried it today. Came out well. Very easy to prepare as well.

  14. Tried this out today and it came out very well. This is my recipe from this site.. Will try out more recipes for sure...

  15. which kadai to use for biryani ? us it no stick or aluminium kadai or pot will do? plz suggest a good kadai to buy fir buryani plz ...

    1. I mostly use the pressure cooker or hindalium kadai. You can use any heavy bottomed vessel with lid to make biryani.

  16. Oh this looks so good! What is biryani powder?

    1. Biryani masala powder is a blend of whole spices.The spices are roasted and powdered.You will get it ready made in the market. You can also prepare it at home but I have not yet posted the recipe.For this recipe, I used only ready made biryani masala powder.

  17. Perfect! It tasted delicious and everyone loved it! So easy too and can make it in no time. A very satisfying lunch. I skipped the saffron as I did not have any at hand and did not add fried onions either as I burnt them;) Also I used whole spices instead of biriyani powder. Next time I might make some biriyani powder by dry roasting them and grinding them. Still the end result was yummy:) The coriander and mint leaves add lots of flavor. The recipe is a keeper. Thank you.

  18. Fantastic recipie! Made this for lunch today and the biriyani was spot on! Thank you for sharing this :) This is the first recipie of yours that I tried, will definitely do more!

  19. Simply fabulous! Loved it. Thanks Padhu.


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