easy to make egg biryani recipe

Egg Biryani recipe with step by step photos and a video recipe. Egg biryani is easy & quick to make compared to all the biryani whether it is chicken or mutton biryani. You need not wait for them to get marinated like chicken biryani or mutton biryani.

About this Egg Biryani recipe

In this Egg Biryani recipe, the traditional dum cooking technique is used. In dum cooking, the rice and eggs are cooked in a sealed pot on a low flame. The aroma of spices remains intact inside the pot and this makes biryani more aromatic and flavorful.

Once you open the seal of the Pot in which Egg Dum Biryani was cooked, your home will be filled with the fragrance of aromatic spices. You can serve this egg biryani with raita.

Making biryani is a little bit time consuming and this recipe also requires few pre-preparations. But I can assure you, this recipe of egg biryani tastes amazing 🙂 I have posted another quick egg biryani recipe in a pressure cooker. It tastes the same and can be made within 30 minutes 🙂

Use homemade biryani masala powder for aromatic and flavorful mutton biryani at home. Serve Biryani hot with raita or Mirchi ka salan.

The best rice to make biryani

When selecting rice for making biryani, aged long grain basmati rice is my favorite. Basmati rice when cooked perfectly gives a nice aroma and unique taste to the biryani.

Apart from the aroma, the visual appearance of the cooked long-grain fluffy basmati rice enhances the beauty of the biryani.

Nowadays, you can get biryani basmati rice easily in the market. These are aged long grain basmati rice that is used to make Biryani. Also, you can select the basmati rice that is at least 1 year old. The older the rice, the longer the grains when cooked and there will be less starch in it that means it will be non-sticky.

You can also check other delicious and popular Biryani recipes here:

  1. Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani
  2. Mutton Biryani  
  3. Chicken biryani in the pressure cooker

Egg biryani recipe | How to make Egg Biryani recipe

Easy to prepare Egg Biryani recipe with dum cooking technique. This Egg Biryani is so aromatic and flavorful that you will love it.
Course Main
Cuisine Hyderabadi, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 767kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

For preparing the Rice:

  • 1.5 Cup – Basmati Rice
  • 6-7 Cups water
  • 1 tsp Oil/Ghee
  • Salt to taste

For Fried Onions

  • 2 nos. – Onion
  • Oil for deep frying

For Frying the Eggs

  • 1/4 tsp – turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp – red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp – Biryani Masala
  • Salt to taste

For Scrambled eggs

  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

For the Gravy

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 no. Onion
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 grated tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp biryani masala
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Curd
  • 2 Slit Green chilies
  • 2 tsp Chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Chopped Mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp Fried Onions
  • 1/4 Cup Water

Whole Spices Used:

  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 tsp Shahi Jeera/Caraway Seeds
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1- Black Stone flower

For Assembling and Layering the Egg Biryani

  • Saffron Strands a pinch Soaked in 1/4 cup of warm milk
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • Fried Onions

Instructions

Prepare fried Onions

  • Heat oil and fry the Onions slices till they are light brown in color. Drain the excess oil and spread them on a plate. Keep it aside.

For Frying the Eggs

  • Take boiled eggs. Remove shells and make long incisions on it. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, biryani masala, and salt.
  • Put the eggs and coat it well with the spices for 2-3 minutes. Keep it aside.

For Scrambled Eggs

  • Beat two eggs. Add red chili powder and salt. Mix it well.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the egg mixture. Prepare scrambled eggs. Keep it aside.

Prepare Biryani rice for Egg Biryani

  • Wash & Soak Biryani rice for 30 minutes.
  • Boil Water and add salt and oil to it. Drain the soaked rice and add it to boiling water.
  • Cook the rice for 5 minutes. The rice should not be completely cooked and it must have a bite in them. Drain the rice in a colander. Spread it on a plate.

For the Gravy of Egg Biryani

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds and the whole spices mentioned in the ingredients. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add Chopped Onions. Saute till it changes its color to light brown.
  • Now add Ginger Garlic paste. Cook till it changes its color to golden brown.
  • Add grated tomato and salt. Cook for 5-7 minutes till it starts to leave oil from the sides.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and biryani masala and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously.
  • Lower the flame and add curd. Keep stirring continuously for 2 minutes.
  • Add Slit green chilies, chopped coriander and mint leaves and fried onions.
  • Add water and mix. Cook or 2 minutes. Place the fried eggs and coat it with the gravy.
  • Add lemon juice and mix. Switch off the flame.

For Assembling and Layering the Egg Biryani

  • Take half of the prepared rice and layer it over the gravy.
  • Layer the scrambled eggs, fried onions, chopped coriander & mint leaves over it. Sprinkle cardamom powder and biryani masala over it.
  • Layer the rest of the rice over it.
  • Again put fried onions, chopped coriander & mint leaves.
  • Now drizzle saffron milk, orange food color & Ghee.

Cook the egg biryani on Dum

  • Cover it with a lid and seal it with a dough.
  • Switch on the flame. First 5 minutes cook it on medium flame.
  • After 5 minutes keep it on a hot Tawa/Pan. Cook on lowest flame for 20 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  • Remove the seal carefully. Serve Egg Biryani hot with Raita.

Video

Notes

  1. Use of Ghee enhances the flavor of the Dish.
  2. Adding Orange food color is optional.
  3. Make use of Fresh Curd. If using sour curd then do not add lemon juice in the recipe.
  4. Use a thick bottom pan for making this recipe.
  5. You can add a few drops of rose or kewra essence in the recipe.
  6. You can seal the pot with aluminum foil too.

How to make egg biryani recipe with step by step photos:

Prepare fried Onions (Birista) for making egg biryani

  1. Heat oil and fry the onions slices till they are light brown in color.
  2. Drain the excess oil and spread it on a plate. Keep it aside.
frying the onions for egg biryani recipe

Next, fry eggs in spices for making egg biryani recipe

3. Take hard-boiled eggs. Remove shells and make long incisions on it. Keep it aside.
4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, biryani masala, and salt. Put the eggs and coat it well with the spices for 2-3 minutes. Keep it aside.

making fried eggs for egg biryani recipe

Make Scrambled Eggs

5. Beat two eggs. Add red chili powder and salt. Mix it well.
6. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the egg mixture. Prepare scrambled eggs. Keep it aside.

making scrambled eggs for egg biryani recipe

Prepare Biryani rice for making Egg Biryani

7. Wash & soak biryani rice for 30 minutes.
8. Boil water and add salt and oil to it.
9. Drain the soaked rice and add it to boiling water. Cook the rice for 5 minutes (80%). The rice should not be completely cooked and it must have a bite in them.
10. Drain the rice in a colander. Spread it on a plate.

preparing biryani rice for egg biryani recipe

For making the gravy of Egg Biryani

11. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds and the whole spices mentioned in the ingredients. Saute for 1 minute.
12. Add chopped onions. Saute till it changes its color to light brown.
13. Now add ginger garlic paste. Cook till it changes its color to a golden brown.

saute whole spices, onions and ginger garlic paste for making egg briyani

14. Add grated tomato and salt. Cook for 5-7 minutes till it starts to leave oil from the sides.
15. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and biryani masala and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously.

addition of tomatoes and spices for making egg biryani recipe

16. Lower the flame and add curd. Keep stirring continuously for 2 minutes.
17. Add slit green chilies, chopped coriander and mint leaves and fried onions. Add water and mix. Cook or 2 minutes.

addition of curd for egg biryani gravy
addition of fried onions, coriander and mint leaves for making egg biryani gravy

18. Place the fried eggs and coat it with the gravy.
19. Add lemon juice and mix. Switch off the flame.

addition of fried eggs and lemon juice for making egg biryani recipe

For Assembling and Layering the Egg Biryani

20. Take half of the prepared rice and layer it over the gravy.
21. Layer the scrambled eggs, fried onions, chopped coriander & mint leaves over it.
22. Sprinkle cardamom powder and biryani masala over it.

layering the basmati rice for making egg biryani recipe

23. Layer the rest of the rice over it. Again put fried onions, chopped coriander & mint leaves.

layering of fried onions and coriander and mint leaves for making egg biryani recipe

24. Now drizzle saffron milk, orange food color & Ghee.

addition of saffron milk, orange foor colour and ghee for making egg biryani recipe

Cooking the egg biryani on Dum

25. Cover it with a lid and seal it with dough. Switch on the flame. First 5 minutes cook it on medium flame.

cooking the egg biryani on dum for making egg dum biryani

26. After 5 minutes keep it on a hot Tawa/Pan.
27. Cook on lowest flame for 20 minutes. Switch off the flame.
28. Remove the seal carefully. Serve Egg Biryani hot with Raita.

egg biryani recipe

Please leave your valuable suggestions, feedback or any query related to the recipe in the comment box or mail me (nayakprety@gmail.com). If you make this recipe in any other way, do share your tips and suggestions to make it better. Till then enjoy your day………Happy Cooking 🙂

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