Friday, March 20, 2009

Egg Briyani

EGG BRIYANI
Ingredients:
Eggs - 4
rice - 2.5 cups
water - 5 cups
onions - 2 (big)
tomatoes - 6
green chillies - 4
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
curd - 2 tbsp
ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
oil - 6 tbsp
cardamom - 2
cinnamon - 1"
bay leaf - 2
cloves - 4
corriander leaves - a handful
ghee - 2 tbsp
juice of 1/2 lemon
mint leaves (pudina) - 1 cup

Method:
To prepare eggs:
- hard boil the eggs and peel off the skin
- cut them into halves as shown
- in a pan add 1 tbsp of oil
- add the eggs and then sprinkle a pinch of red chilli powder and salt and fry till they are golden brown
- keep them aside

To prepare rice:
- wash rice, soak them in water for 1/2 an hour
- slice the onions length wise
- slice the tomatoes into cubes
- slit the green chillies in the middle
- in a pan add oil
- when the oil is hot add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and fry
- add onions and fry till golden brown
- add the tomatoes and fry
- while they are frying add salt and ginger garlic paste
- add green chillies and fry
- add curd and fry
- add red chilli powder, corriander powder, jeera powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, pepper powder and mix well
- add the mint leaves and fry till they are done and dry
- add this mixture to the rice
- add the chopped corriander leaves on top
- add the ghee and lemon juice
- mix well and cook
- I used electric rice cooker, you can also make using the pressure pan and leave it to cook upto 3 whistles

To make egg briyani:
- serve this rice with the fried egg on top

Serve hot with raita.

5 comments:

Ashwini said...

Looks so yumm and spicy..Loe Biryanis..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks really good!

Abilashini Sapthanaa said...

Thanks both of you..! Its a marvellous one

Vani said...

Love the color and look of the biryani! :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice blog....yummy recipe