Egg Dum Biryani

Egg Dum Biryani is a delicious preparation of rice, spicy masala paste and boiled eggs. Serve this dish with raita. You can make this biryani and serve this for parties. Sometimes you can pack it in lunch box too. I had prepared this egg dum biryani today and my family loved it. My daughter told me to cook this biryani frequently and also to pack in her lunch box.

egg dum biryani

The ingredient list is a bit long, but you can reduce the effort by cooking things simultaneously. Like you can cook rice and boil eggs simultaneously to save time.

egg dum biryani pics
You can also try this vegetable biryani and prawns biryani from my blog. They also turn equally delicious. Today is Eid and on this occasion I am sharing this wonderful recipe with you all.

Traditionally biryani is made in huge vessels and after mixing rice, the vessel is sealed with dough made of wheat flour. But I made it in a small utensil and sealed it tight with lid after mixing rice and biryani masala. Hope you try this recipe and I am sure you will love it.

egg dum biryani recipe
Ingredients:                                                 Prep. Time: 1 hour, Serves: 4
4 eggs
1 ½ cups Basmati rice
3 bay leaves
4 cloves
½ inch cinnamon
4 black peppercorns
1 tablespoon ginger garlic pasteFor biryani masala:
2 medium sized onions, finely chopped
1 medium sized onion, julienned
2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
1 capsicum, julienned
10 garlic pods, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
2 cardamoms, crushed
6 black peppercorns
2 inch piece of cinnamon, broken
1 star anise
½ javitri/mace
1 teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon garam masala/biryani masala
1 cup mint leaves, chopped
10 cashewnuts
1 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
¼ cup milk
5-6 strands of saffron
Salt to taste
4 tablespoon oil or as neededFor marinating eggs:
1 tablespoon red chili powder
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoon oil
Pinch of salt

1) Add saffron to warm milk and soak it for 30 minutes.
2) Heat a kadai and add oil. Deep fry the onion juliennes till brown and crisp and keep it aside.
3) Deep fry the cashewnuts and keep it aside.
4) Boil the eggs. Cool and de-shell. Keep it aside.
5) Par boil the rice by adding 2 bay leaves, 4 black pepper pods, 1-inch cinnamon and 4 cloves.
6) After boiling, drain water and spread on colander. Alternatively you can boil rice by adding the spices in a rice cooker.

Now let’s marinate the eggs.
7) Make 4 slits in the boiled eggs.
8) Heat the kadai and add oil. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and ginger garlic paste and mix well. Add the eggs and coat them with the spice powder mix. Remove and keep it aside.

Now lets prepare the biryani masala:
9) To the same kadai, add oil.
10) Add the spices like bay leaves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and mix. Let the oil get infused with the spices.
11) Now add chopped onion and fry till onion turns pinkish. Add chopped garlic and fry.
12) Add tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy.
13) Add capsicum juliennes and fry for 10 minutes.
14) Now add ginger garlic paste and mix.
15) Add chopped mint and chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
16) Add deep fried cashewnuts.
17) Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala and toss.
18) Add salt to taste and mix.
19) Add marinated eggs and mix well.
20) Simmer for 5 minutes and switch off the gas.

Let’s mix the egg masala and rice:
21) Take a deep bottomed pan. Add a layer of rice.
22) Top this with prepared biryani masala. Again spread rice. Top this with biryani masala.
23) Continue doing this alternatively till all the rice and biryani masala paste is over.
24) Top this with the eggs and deep fried onion juliennes.
25) Close the lid of the utensil and heat the biryani over low flame for 5 to 10 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve it hot with raita.

egg biryani
Check here for other rice varieties and here for recipes with egg.
egg biryani pic


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