Sunday, October 21, 2012

Egg Dum Biriyani

Once a week, even a easy breezy,quick scrambled eggs can make me definitely comfort. Sunday lunch is something special always at our place that too when my betterhalf dont work on weekends. Obviously most of our sunday lunch will definitely goes for pulaos,briyanis or special one pot meals.Egg dum briyani was one of my DH's favourite, also its doesnt need any special side dish or any other gravy to accompany this super flavourful briyani as the eggs itself will definitely replace those side dishes or gravies, eventhough i served this briyani with my lil one's favourite carrot raita.

Give a try once friends, you will definitely fallen in love with this flavourful rice. Eventhough the ingredient list goes for a long list, the cooking process goes for an easy breezy preparation. If you forget to get your meats or fish for your sunday special lunch, dont worry you can make this yummy briyani with eggs.

For cooking rice:
3cups Basmati rice
3nos Cardamoms
4nos Cloves
1inch Cinnamon stick
1tsp Ghee

For Briyani:
6nos Eggs
2nos Onion (sliced lengthwise)
3nos Tomatoes (chopped finely)
2tsp Ginger garlic paste
4nos Green chillies (slit oepend)
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Briyani masala powder (i used shakthi masala)
1cup Yogurt
1no Lemon (half)
1/2cup Mint leaves (chopped)
1/4cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
2nos Bayleaves
3tbsp Yellow food colour water
2tbsp Oil
2tbsp Ghee

Wash and soak the rice for 10minutes in enough water,keep aside.

Cook the eggs and peel the skin;poke it with a fork, heat few drops of oil and fry in medium flame until the eggs gets well fried and brown, keep aside.

Heat enough water with the spices given under the list 'for cooking rice', ghee and salt,add the rice and continue to cook until the rice get half cooked,drain the water.

Discard the spices from the rice and keep aside.

Meanwhile heat the oil and ghee in a wide open pan, fry the bay leaves until brown and fry onions until they turns pink, add now the chopped tomatoes,ginger garlic paste, mint leaves,slit opened green chillies and fry for few more minutes.

Now add the garam masala, briyani masala,red chilly powder and fry everything again for few minutes.

Add the fried eggs to the cooking spices, add now the yoghurt and saute until the oil separates.

For Dum:
Take a big pot with a lid, add the half of the egg-spice mixture to it, spread half of the cooked rice on the top.

Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves,enough food colour water

Repeat the same process until everything get finished. Cover the pan with damp cloth and the lid.

Cook in low flame for 15-20minutes or bake in oven for 20minutes at 350F.

Serve this flavourful briyani with raita.


  1. this looks super yumm Priya. My son says he just wants them right now. I better put him to sleep.

  2. Looks absolutely delicious :) perfectly made will try this soon

  3. un plat appétissant plein de saveurs à tester
    bon dimanche

  4. That is one scrumptious biryani..hugs

  5. Biryani looks absolutely tempting...It is one of the favorite kind at our home

  6. Biryani looks absolutely is one of the favorite kind at our home

  7. Absolutely delicious and looks so tempting!

  8. My God,that's a punishment at this time.. Drooling over the biriyani..

  9. I like the aroma of so many spices with egg, must have tasted good.
    Rice grains are looking beautiful, nice click.

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  11. The eggs looks so perfectly done! Fantabulous Biryani, Priya :)

  12. Tempting rice grains cooked perfectly....

  13. An authentic dum biryani recipe. It looks absolutely delicious.

  14. Delicious aromatic Biryani.. Looks very inviting!

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  15. Fingerlicking good egg biryani. Absolutely fabulous...

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  16. Can I stop by Priya... Looks delicious

  17. Now u are tempting me to make this ASAP...YUM!

  18. mouthwatering...looks delicious..happy to follow u wud b glad if u follow back :)

  19. such a delicious appealing dum biryani...

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  20. Love one pot meal, the egg biryani is simply delicious one!

  21. Oh yes to biryani anytime...I like this one!

  22. delicious and flavourful biryani... do pass me a plate :)

  23. Egg biryani never looked more tempting :)

  24. WOw thw rice is very inviting and yummy.


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