Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Egg Biryani | How to make Egg biryani recipe andhra style

Egg Biryani - One fine weekend I felt to eat something heavily particularly something in Non-veg and that too something soo filling and a heavy stuff like a biryani. But I felt bored of eating the same chicken dum biryani. So I wanted to try out something new and this idea of making Egg Biryani striked my mind abruptly and here it is.


It is an easy to make biryani when compared to chicken biryani i.e. unlike chicken biryani, egg biryani can be prepared in a comparatively lesser time. It can be served with raitha and mirchi ka salan like any other biryanis. I wanted to make something special and different so served it with rich Tomato Cashew Gravy which tasted awesome with the biryani. It appeared as a perfect n yummy accomplishment. I'll update Tomato Cashew Gravy later, now let us get into the making of yummy in andhra style

Egg biryani recipe andhra style - Ingredients

1. Eggs - 4 (boiled and halved)
2. Rice - 4 cups (Preferrably Basmati Rice)
3. Onions - 2
4. Tomatoes - 3
5. Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup
6. Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup
7. GG Paste - 1 n 1/2 tbsps
8. Bay leaves - 2
9. Cinnamon sticks - 1 to 2
10. Shajeera - 1 tsp
11. Green Cardamoms - 2 to 3
12. Cloves - 3
13. Pepper Corns - 4 to 5
14. Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsps
15. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
16. Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
17. Salt - To taste
18. Saffron - 1 tbsp (Soaked in warm water)
19. Green chillies - 6
20. Fried Onions - 1 cup or 2 onions
21. Oil - 3 tbsps
22. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
23. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
24. Curd - 1 cup
25. Water - 8 to 9 cups
26. Hing - 1/4 tsp
27. Coriander Powder - 3 tsps (2 tsps while roasting eggs + 1 tsp while cooking biryani)

How to make Egg biryani recipe andhra style - Procedure

1. Soak rice for 30 minutes and also boil, peel and cut the eggs to halves, also make fried onion pieces by deep frying onion pieces in medium hot oil

2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and cumin seeds, whole garam masala, green chillies, onion pieces, GG Paste, mint leaves, hing, turmeric powder and fry nicely

3. Add tomato pieces and cook till tomatoes turn mushy

4. Add curd, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder mix well and add water, cover with lid and let the water boil

5. Once water boils add coriander leaves and soaked rice, mix well and let the rice cooked

6. While rice gets cooked, proceed with roasting eggs
7. Heat a tawa, drizzle some oil, place halved eggs, sprinkle salt, red chilli powder and coriander powder and roast the halved eggs on both sides

8. When rice gets cooked, place roasted eggs over the rice and add fried onion pieces, coriander and mint leaves and saffron soaked in water 

9. Simmer and cover with lid, cook for 5 more minutes and switch off
10. Hot, fuming and delicious Egg Biryani is ready to serve

11. I served it with Tomato Cashew Gravy which is a yummy and thick, rich gravy suitable for any flavoured rice varieties, quick and easy one too. Will post Tomato Cashew Gravy too asap :)

Tags: Egg Biryani, egg, Dum biryani, Egg dum biryani, Tomato gravy, Tomato curry, Egg tomato gravy