Recipe: Egg Biryani

Biryani with Egg makes for a sumptuous meal!


Eggs -- 5
Coconut gratings -- 1/2 cup (preferably fresh grated coconut)
Onion -- 1 (roughly chopped)
Saunf -- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Grated ginger and chopped garlic -- 1tsp. each
Basmathi Rice(washed) -- 2 cups ( 3 1/2 cups water with it )
Cinnamon stick -- 1/2 stick ( 1 inch)
G.Chillies -- 5
Elaichi(Cardomom) and Bay leaves -- 2
Turmeric Powder -- 1/4 tsp.
Dhania Powder & Jeera (cumin seeds) -- 2 tsp.


Heat a little oil in a pan. Fry the onions and green chilli. Keep aside.

Grind the onions and chilli with the coconut gratings, ginger and garlic, turmeric powder and dhania powder. Add a little water, if necessary. Keep aside.

Now, add 2 tbsp of oil to a pan and heat it. Add jeera, elaichi(with the skin), cinnamon and the bay leaves. Fry for a minute and then carefully add the ground paste and allow it to cook. Let it cook for 4 minutes.

Add the rice and water . Mix well. Cover and cook for upto 15 minutes or until the rice is done.

Boil the eggs separately and cut into rings. Arrange in the corners of a dish and add the rice in the center.

Serve with raita or any gravy dish.