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Monday, June 14, 2010

Egg Biryani



                                                                  

Yesterday I had a strange thought. I felt like having a tasty meal without having being to toil hard for it. Also, I felt that today I should prepare such a dish which would be simple yet should look lavish in nature.  So, egg biryani recipe flashed across my mind. At the end it didn't take much time and also it looked and tasted as per my hubby's expectations. So my friends, I leave it up to you to see and try it out at your homes and give your valuable opinions. 
Submitting this recipe to Priya's Healing Food: Onions event, started by Siri of Siri's Corner. And also to Pepper Event guest hosted by Padma, started by Priya

                                                               

Serves: 2, Preparation time: 40 minutes


Ingredients:
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cup Basmati rice
2 Onions (1 for caramelized and another chopped)
1 Tomato (chopped)
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
2 Bay leaves
2 Cardamom
1" Cinnamon stick
2 Cloves
5 Black pepper
1 tbsp Ghee/ oil
2 tsp Butter
1/2 cup Curd
4-5 Green chillies
1/2 cup Coriander (chopped)
5 drops of red Food color (optional- but it makes Biryani looks very pretty)
Salt to taste


Method:
Soak basmati rice for 15 minutes and keep it aside. Boil the eggs with little salt in enough water on medium flame till boiled. Peeled and keep it aside.
Cook basmati rice in enough water with bay leaves, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, slat and little oil till it is half cooked. Strain the water, place it on a large plate and let it cool down. Divide the rice into two equal portions and put into separate bowls. Add the orange food color to one portion of the rice and leave the second portion white. 
For caramelized onion, heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry till the onions becomes light brown.  Keep that aside for garnishing later.
In the same pan add sliced onion, salt and fry for 5 minutes. Add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, chopped coriander and red chilly powder. Saute' for 2 minutes. Add the boiled eggs and gently stir. Add tomatoes and cook it till it leaves oil. Add biryani masala, salt and mix well. Now add curd and stir fast so that it doesn't curl. Mix everything well. Grease a deep pot with little butter and layer it with white rice evenly, now spread the egg and the gravy on it's top. Garnish with half of the previously caramelized onions. And finally layer it with colored rice again. Cover the dish tightly for 10 minutes in low flame. Garnish with rest of the caramelized onion and coriander leaves. Serve biryani by gently digging with a spoon so that you get through the layers. Serve with plain curd/ meat based gravy/ vegetable korma.


                                                                        



33 comments:

  1. This looks delicious and very differnt from what I do. Sounds interesting to seperate rice and then mix colors, I usually use to pour the color over n white rice, some would reamin, white, some would be coated with masala, some with the colors, so I get a vibrant and colorful biryani, with no much efforts. Your biryani looks so amazing :)

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  2. Thanks Rach for such a quick reply. And thanks for sharing your tip with me. Next time I will try your process of coloring rice

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  3. One of my fav..looks super tasty...

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  4. Looks superb yaar. ..feel to have it right now.

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  5. Biriyani looks super delicious..Craving for it now.Ur burger looks very cute :) Congrats on ur awards and thanks a lot for sharing it with me..

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  6. looks splendid Deepa. your Biriyani is calling me to make some. super yum

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  7. Looks delicious, I like the taste of fried Onions and grand looking Biryani.

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  8. A delicious biryani and a complete meal in itself :-)

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  9. Deepa
    Biriyani looks very delicious!! craving for it now

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  10. Ahaha! I'm drooling my mouth off! This is really yummy!

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  11. Wowwwwwwwwww...... Deepa biryani looks delicious and tmpting dear.Can u pass the to me..

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  12. Egg Briyani looks so delicious Deepa, just finished my lunch, still feeling hungry by looking at your briyani:-)

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  13. Hey This is best egg Biryani I have seen ever..So yummy

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  14. Mouthwatering......looks so delicious...

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  15. the pic is making me so hungry!!..yumm yumm

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  16. feel like having it now. wonderful

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  17. Yummy and very perfect biryani. Love the recipe. thanks for sharing.

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  18. oops posted a comment...it looks like it did not publish...anyways..I m ready to post comments on n on for ur tempting dishes...Egg biriyani looks similar to Chicken biriyani...n me being a veggie...I feel i can enjoy this dish to the core..

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  19. Deepa,

    Egg biryani looks really good.

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  20. Beautiful pic and looks so yummy, love the addition of caramelized onion to the dish...

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  21. This looks wonderful! I love Biryani! It is a great idea to make biryani with egg especially when you don't meat and don't want to go out for shopping for it. I bought biryani mix the other day. I have to try making biryani using this mix.

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  22. Slurpppp!!!am drooling here rite now..wat a gorgeous and mouthwatering egg briyani dear...awesome clicks!!

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  23. Egg biryani looks wonderful and tasty.I love the colur and can almost smell the wonderful aroma from it.

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  24. Egg biryani looks perfect n super delicious with caramelized onion!

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  25. Of all the kinds of Biryani I have made, egg biryani is something I have never done. Looks perfect and professional with the rice grains so beautifully separate.

    That is one cute burger.. nice way to entice kids to have a few bites.

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  26. Super duper yummy....absolutely love egg biryani...me too mk close to dis one...sure to please everyone even on a lazy day.

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  27. The number of burps says it ALL.... Awesomely prepared & captured prep..... Kudos!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  28. Hey wow that is really looking very colorful and yummy.....too good da...
    and the process is so clear and im ready to prepare....:)

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  29. nice recipe..will try some time

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  30. Thanks for dropping by. Was quite busy with my exams. hence couldnt blog hop much. love those caramelized onions on top :)

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  31. Deepa, your biriyani looks great and inviting...so perfect and tempting...

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  32. WOW...looks amazing...egg biryani is my hubby's fav..thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  33. What?
    This is your idea of not having to toil???
    O_O

    Anyway, it looks yummy! I shall try it when I feel like making so much effort :P

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