Friday, March 20, 2009

Egg Briyani

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

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.


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