Egg Biryani

You should always stack your fridge with at least a dozen of them. Why? Handiest food to have around! Kids are hungry? Make some egg sandwiches. Guests come in, make an egg curry or egg biryani. You are hungry? Poach an egg and have it topped with stir fried veggies – perfect protein source for the body!


  • Eggs boiled and peeled 4
  • Basmati rice cooked 3 cups
  • Ghee 4 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Green cardamoms 3
  • Cinnamon 1 inch
  • Cloves 7
  • Medium onion finely chopped 1
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • Medium tomatoes finely chopped 2
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Yogurt 1/4 cup
  • Fried onions 1/4 cup + to garnish
  • Fried potato cubes 12-16
  • Fresh mint leaves 12-15 + to garnish
  • Saffron dissolved in 1 tablespoon milk A pinch


Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, green cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add onion, mix and sauté till onion turns a light golden brown in colour.

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes, mix and sauté till tomatoes turn pulpy.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric, cumin powder, mix and sauté till ghee separates.

Step 5

Add ¼ cup water and salt and mix well. Add yogurt, mix and cook for 2 minutes. Add ¼ cup fried onions and mix well.

Step 6

Halve the eggs vertically and add to the pan. Add potatoes and mix gently.

Step 7

Sprinkle 8-10 mint leaves. Layer the cooked rice over the masala. Drizzle saffron infused milk, sprinkle remaining fried onions, remaining ghee and remaining mint leaves, cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with mint leaves, cashewnuts and serve hot.

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Simmi Iyer

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Al little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste-its hearty, its healthy, its physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I am against" My place to find recipes that you, your family and your friends will not only love but will want to make time and time again.

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