Egg Biryani-Muttai Biryani
Prep Time : 15 mins
Recipe Category: Lunch-Rice-Eggs
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Adapted from Vahrehvah
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
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Biryani Masala Powder – 1 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
For the Eggs
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Gram flour/besan -1 tsp (optional)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add yogurt/curd and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
Add fried onions and mix well.
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.
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.
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.
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-Onion Pachadi-Brinjal Masala for biryani (Muslim style)|
Wow. .just reading the recipe made my mouth water!
The pictures look awesome Padhu. how do I cook this biryani in rice cooker?
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.
Tried this recipe today and it came out fabulous. Thxs for sharing
Super padhu my son loves briyani I will try this today
Wowww…. This Sunday special will be Egg Biriyani at my home.. Thanks for sharing Padhu 🙂
hi padhu, how the dish tastes without milk and saffron ?
Hi padhu, which brand biryani masala powder did u use
I used Sakthi Biryani Masala powder
Hi Padhu, tried this yesterday and it turned awesome. Can you please share brinjal side dish too. It looks tempting
Thank you for this awesome recipe. Could you please share the brinjal side dish as well? Would love to try it together. Thanks !!
Tried it today for lunch and it is awesome.. thankyou
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 🙂
Can you please share the briyani masala powder recipe
Love you Padhus … great recipe 🙂
Tried it today. Came out well. Very easy to prepare as well.
Tried this out today and it came out very well. This is my recipe from this site.. Will try out more recipes for sure…
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 …
I mostly use the pressure cooker or hindalium kadai. You can use any heavy bottomed vessel with lid to make biryani.
Oh this looks so good! What is biryani powder?
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.
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.
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!
Simply fabulous! Loved it. Thanks Padhu.
If i want to increase the rice quantity by two cups, do i double the rest of the ingredients?
Hi. Following ur blog for many recipes. U r too good. Thank u. For egg biriyani tomato s optional r should not add. Can we do n a big nonstick kadai.
I have not added but, if you want you can add 1 tomato. You can cook covered in any kadai or pan.
Awesome biryani mam. Thanks for the receipy hope to see many more. Really gud
Hey. I really like this recipe and I wanna try it for my mom's birthday but, I have a big family with six people and I don't know how to double or triple the recipe. Can you help me?
Just multiply the ingredients by 3 to serve 6 people. But it serves more than 6. Adjust seasonings to your taste.
Hi,I prepared egg biryani yesterday and cooked in cooker it was awesome delicious.I regularly follow your blog.Thank you so much for this recipe
This recipe is wonderful! I've tried it many a times and it's always turned out great. Very tasty. I usually add vegetables to the biryani. Thank you!
Hi padhu,I tried this recipe today and it was awesome.no words to describe. Out of the world. My husband too appreciated today. Thank u.
Hey padhu, These lovely pics inspired me to try this out at home. It came out well and my in laws liked it too. I m on cloud 9. Thank u for the recipe!! May u and your interest in cookery live long! ☺️☺️
Nice recipe.. Tried it and came out tasty.. It was simple too
Padhu,, what's the amount of rice in kg
Thanks for sharing the recipe. This egg biryani is my husband's new favorite.
Hi Padhi.. Thanks for sharing this recipe.. It really came out well & was tasting different & good too.. Can you please share the recipe of spicy chicken biriyani (Andhra Style).
Thanks for the recipe padhu.Tried this many times and every time it comes out very well. One request padhu,could you please also share the recipe for biryani masala powder ?
Any alternate instead of yogurt?