Thursday, October 20, 2011

Egg & Veggie Biryani

Biryani.. surely a hot fav of many of us.. this recipe might read as if it WOULD require SO MUCH work.. but as you will get on to cooking it, trust me you will just sail through.. and in no time the Yummy EGG & VEGGIE BIRYANI would be ready..

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Boiled eggs – 4
Mixed vegetable (carrot, capsicum, peas, mushroom, broccoli) – 2 cups
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon (heaped)
Onions - 4
Green Chilies - 5
Mint leaves - handful
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Red Chili powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
Ghee/ Unsalted butter – 1 teaspoon
Cardamom - 2
Cloves – 2
Cinnamon – small stick
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Lemon Juice - 1 tablespoon
Salt according to taste
Oil for frying

1. Wash the rice and half boil in a pan full of water with cardamom, clove, cinnamon and 1 green chilies (slit vertically). Add salt. Drain the excess water by running the rice through a sieve.
2. Whisk the yogurt along with ginger-garlic paste, 1 green chili, red chili powder, turmeric powder, powered garam masala and salt. Marinate the eggs (slit across) for about 40-45 mins.
3. Thinly slice the onions and deep fry them in the oil until golden brown. Strain.  Add 2 green chilies (slit vertically), mint leaves and coriander leaves and keep it aside.
4. For the final layering, heat ghee/ unsalted butter in a skillet (pref one with a lid). Saute the diced vegetables for about 5 mins and pour the egg mixture over them, next layer the onion mixture over it, sprinkle lime juice and finally layer it with half boiled rice. Sprinkle little oil (used for frying onion) and ghee on the top.
5. Cover the biryani tightly with a lid and let it cook on a slow flame for about 30- 40 minutes.
6. Mix well and serve with Raita.



  1. Trying so many of your recepies i am sure this one will also taste yummy..even the snaps looks tempting..Good luck !!!

  2. The biryani looks so tempting. The photos are gorgeous. Bookmarked the recipe. Thanks for sharing, Riddhima

  3. Biriyani looks.. not very often do we taste egg biriyani... bookmarked this recipe.. Would be very humbled if you could link this recipe to the "Royal Feast - Biriyani" event happening in my blog..:))

  4. Reva - Thanks :)

    Can I link this recipe to your event or would it require me to repost? Request if I could link this one itself.. Please let me know.