Jun 27, 2009

Egg Biryani

I have prepared this egg biryani several times, but I took a long time to post this because I did not want to miss any of the steps. Everytime I prepared, the taste only got better. A very tasty biryani.


Ingredients:
Step 1:
2 table spoons oil
Julienne onions (1 cup)
1 table spoon corn flour or corn starch

Step 2:
4 hard boiled eggs (put slits on the egg)
1 cup yogurt
1 tea spoon turmeric powder
1 tea spoon cumin powder
1 tea spoon chilli powder
1 tea spoon coriander powder
1 tea spoon jeera or shahjeera
5 slit green chillies
1 table spoon oil
salt

Step 3:
1 cup rice
1 tea spoon jeera or shahjeera
1 tea spoon oil
1 tea spoon bay leaves
cinnamon or cinnamon powder (skip this if you dont like cinnamon flavor)
cardamom

Step 4:
Chopped coriander leaves

Method:
As per step 1, cut onions as julienne and fry it with corn flour/starch until it turns golden.
Marinade the eggs with ingredients mentioned under step 2. Also add few of the fried onions to this. Leave this for 1-2 hours.
Par boil the rice with above mentioned ingredients in step 3. Let the rice boil only 40% and then drain the water.
Spread the rice on a large plate or tray and let it cool down. Sprinkle or spray some oil on the rice.
When all the above steps are completed, heat oil in a pressure cooker.
Pour the yogurt mixture with eggs.
Add half of the rice on this mixture.
Sprinkle fried onions on top of this rice.
Again layer the remaining rice.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
Cook this for 20-25 mins on simmer.
Serve with raitha.

Serves: 3
Preparation Time: 2 hours (includes marination time)

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