Saturday, 18 October 2014

Egg Biriyani !

Hi There,

This weekend special is Egg Biriyani / Mutta Biriyani / Anda Biriyani whatever you call it.. its very simple to make when compared to the other non veg biriyanis.. I have seen ppl making this in many methods.. cooking the rice fully and adding fried eggs on top, cooking rice and eggs together.. or layering them and let it cook on dum etc. i neither wanted to add the eggs last after cooking rice nor adding it along with water to cook rice n spoil my egg yolks. So i added them when rice is half cooked. This version is adapted and tweaked from Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe.



INGREDIENTS

English
Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
Quantity
Eggs
Muttai
Guddu
Anda
6 Hard Boiled
Potatoes
Urulai Kizhangu
Aloo Gadda
Aaloo
2 Medium Boiled
Oil
Ennai
Nune
Thel
2 tbsp
Clarified Butter
Nei
Neyyi
Ghee
2 tbsp
Cloves
Lavangam
Lavagam
Laung
4 Nos
Cinnamon
Pattai
Dalchini Chekka
Dakchini
2 Pieces
Mace
Jathipathri
Jaavithri
Javitri
2 Nos
Cardamom
Elakai
Yelakalu
Elaichi
2 Nos
Star Anise
Annasipoo
Anasapuvvu
Star Anise
1 piece
Onions
Vengayam
Ullipaya
Pyaaz
1 Medium
Ginger Garlic Paste
Inji Poondu Vizhuthu
Allam Velluli Paste
Adrak Lehsun Paste
1 tbsp
Tomatoes
Thakkali
Tomata
Tamatar
2 Medium
Red Chilli Powder
Milagai Thool
Kara podi
Lal mirch powder
1 tsp  + 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder
Manjal Thool
pasupu
Haldi
1/2 tsp + pinch
Coriander Powder
Dhaniya Thool
dhaniya podi
Dhaniya Powder
1 tbsp  + 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder
Milagu Thool
Miriyalu Podi
Kali Mirch Powder
1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder
Seeraga Thool
jeera podi
Jeera Powder
1 tsp
Salt
Uppu
Uppu
Namak
AS needed
Garam Masala
1 tbsp
Curd / Yogurt
Thayir
Perugu
Dahi
1 small cup
Mint Leaves
Pudina
Pudina
Pudina Patha
a handful
Cilantro
Kothamalli
Kothjimeera
Hara Dhaniya
a handful
Green Chilllis
Pachai Milagai
Pachi Mirapakaya
Hari Mirch
3 (Slit)
Basmati Rice
400gms
Water
to cook rice
Brown Onions
Thinly Sliced onions deep fried in oil
Lemon Juice
Half a lemon
Coriander Leaves
finely chopped (to garnish at last)



STEPS
  • Hard boil the eggs and deshell them. Cut each egg into three pieces carefully securing their yolks.
  • Cut the boiled potatoes into big pieces.
  • In a big pan, add oil and in very low flame, add 1/2 tsp chilli powder, pinch of turmeric, pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, a little GG paste and 1/2 tsp coriander powder and mix it well.
  • Now add the eggs carefuuly and also the potatoes. Spread them and do not overlap them.
  • If you do not have a big pan to fry them without overlapping , then fry eggs and potatoes separately.
  • Fry them in low flame for 5 - 7 minutes until all the masala is coated on eggs and potatoes. 
  • Turn off stove and keep them aside.



  • In a big heavy bottomed vessel, add oil and ghee and add all the whole spices.
  • Then add the sliced onions and fry until transparent. 
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute it.



  • Once onion and GG paste are sauted well, add tomatoes.
  • Once tomatoes turn mushy, add green chillis, mint and coriander leaves and saute them for few seconds.
  • Then add chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt. 
  • If you have readymade biriyani masala , then just add it instead of all the above said spice powders.


  • Add yogurt/curd and mix well.
  • Add the soaked basmati rice (minimum 30 mins soaked) and stir well.
  • Add required water and mix well.
  • Close the vessel and let it cook for 5 minutes approx in med - high flame.


  •  After 5 minutes the water would be absorbed by the rice almost and rice would be half cooked. 
  • Now quickly add all the eggs and potatoes and spread them. Sprinkle the brown onions on them.
  • Close the lid and lower the flame and let it cook for another 15 minutes
  • If you are not able to reduce the flame to the lowest possible (in gas stoves), then let it cook in sim for 5 minutes and then place an iron tawa on stove and then keep this vessel on tawa and keep it for 10 minutes 



  • After 15 minutes, turn off stove and rest it for 5 minutes., Now open the lid and add coriander leaves and squeeze lemon juice. 




Do give a try.. reach me at pavithiravijay@gmail.com for any queries.

 With Love,

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