Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Egg Dum Biryani

It's time for another blog hop and let me tell you that I am truly enjoying this event....This is a lovely event hosted by Radhika of have already learned a lot of new dishes, courtesy this event and  sure to learn a lot more in the future....For this week I am paired with Shireen of has a beautiful space with some really mouth watering recipes...It was difficult to choose what to make and what not....For now ,I decided to make this very tempting looking egg biryani , but will surely try a few more recipes from her wonderful collection....

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For the rice

Rice-1 and 1\2 cup
Chicken stock-3 cups
Cinnamon stick-1 inch piece
Black cardamom-3
Black pepper-4-6
Bay leaf-1
lime juice-2 tsp
Ghee or oil-1 tbsp

For the masala

Ghee-4 tbsp
Onion-2 {thinly sliced }
Ginger garlic paste-3 tsp
Tomato- 2{chopped }
Fresh coriander-1\4 cup
Red chili powder-1\2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1\4 tsp
Garam masala-1\2 tsp
Yogurt-1\2 cup
Lime juice-2 tsp

For garnishing during layering

Onion-1 {thinly sliced }
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts-1\4 cup
Raisins-1\4 cups
Saffron-1 pinch
Milk- 2tbsp

Method of preparation

Boiling the eggs

Keep the eggs in a wide pan and cover with water
Bring the water to a rolling boil
Cover the pan and cook the eggs for 12-15 minutes on high
Run under cold water and peel the eggs
Slit the eggs into half

For garnishing

Add ghee in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown
In the same pan , fry cashews and raisins
Add saffron in the warm milk and keep aside


Add ghee in a heavy bottom pan
Add onions and fry till they turn pink
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 3-4 minutes
Add all the remaining ingredients and fry till oil comes out
Add the boiled eggs and cook for 2-3 minutes


Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes
Add ghee in a pan and add all the whole spices
Add rice and cook for a minute
Add chicken stock , salt and lemon juice
Cover and cook on low heat till rice is 90% done


In a heavy bottom pan, place half of the eggs and the masala
Spread half the rice on top
Sprinkle half of the fried onions and cashews and raisins
Repeat with the remaining masala, rice and garnishing
Sprinkle saffron milk on top
Cover tightly with a aluminium foil and keep on a heated griddle for 10-15 minutes on very low flame
Serve hot with Raita

Biryani came out wonderful...Addition of saffron gave it a very royal taste...Thnx Shireen for sharing this awesome recipe....


  1. That looks DELICIOUSSSS... Love your clicks too Neha

  2. Yumm! Love the flavour of saffron in it.

  3. Delicious looking biryani..yummy...

  4. Looks very yummy......Very nice clicks.

  5. I am not an egg person, but biryani looks great.

  6. Biryani looks so delicious n tempting...lovely recipe and loved your presentation!!! Super like dear !!!

  7. delicious and flavourful biryani, egg biryani is one of my favourites..

  8. Delicious n yummy it always!

  9. delicious looking flavourful biryani

  10. simply delicious...luv ur presentation!!

  11. Egg biriyani looks delicious. Love to try this during weekend.

  12. Delicious and this is the one am going to make this week.


  13. what a beautiful platter-am loving it !

  14. I like the egg version compared to meat added inside, looks so delicious.

  15. Wow... biryani looks awesome... fab clicks...

  16. The biryani looks awesome Neha!! Glad you liked it :) It's become a staple in my house now :)

  17. This looks delicious,handy recipe when you run out of meat...

  18. My hubby loves Bryani! This is so delicious looking :)

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  19. Wow! Mouthwatering biriyani.Lovely presentation..

  20. wow NEha.,,such a lovely if I can get the aroma of it....really delicious...why dnt u send it to the event
    Event: Kerala Kitchen
    looking forward to your participation

  21. Looks so delish with that boondi raita it's yum ...nice pics

  22. Utterly beautiful presentation Neha.

  23. ooooh I love it :) I will have to give it a try and see how it goes .. weekend job i beleive :) and thankfully its already thrusday and only one day to go ...


  24. Biryani looks delicious. Awesome pics as always!

  25. Biryanis are so time consuming, but so really worth it! Yours look delicious! Great clicks too

  26. Looks amazing! Love your husband is constantly asking me to make meals without meat...this looks like a great one to try! First time to your blog & now following you. Please check out mine:

  27. delicious looking biriyani....awesome clicks too

  28. Yummylicious, looks extremele delicious. But I'll probably need a jog after all that calories :)

  29. looks lovely. thanks for sharing..can you believe that me being in Hyd, i have never made biriyani, somehow we always end up ordering from out ...this recipe seems like a good place to start:)

  30. what a briyani and what a shots... simply superb.....
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