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Egg Biryani Recipe | how to make egg biryani in cooker & dum style

Egg biryani recipe – one of the popular biryani recipes in Indian cuisine, in which long-grain fragrant basmati rice is steamed with egg masala, a few herbs, and aromatic biryani spices. It is popularly known as anda biryani in most Indian places. Though there are various recipes of egg biryani preparation available in India such as dum egg biryani, egg biryani in the cooker, and instant pot egg biryani recipe yet I prefer the most traditional dum egg biryani recipe as it gives the authentic flavour to the biryani recipe. In this post, you will learn how to make egg biryani recipe at home?egg biryani recipe in cooker and dum style

Though preparing this egg dum biryani takes a few more minutes than any instant pot or pressure cook egg biryani but ultimately it gives the complete authentic flavour of any traditional biryani recipe. 

 

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What is the recipe of egg biryani made of

Egg biryani is made of good quality long grain fragrant basmati rice, boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, fried onions, desi ghee, thick yoghurt, and a few biryani spices including nutmeg, mace, green cardamom, black cardamom, clove, cumin seed, etc,

finally sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves, and pudina leaves and for authentic flavour also add a few drops of rose water and kewra water.

 

What to serve with dum egg biryani

Egg biryani serves best with some gravy chicken dishes including chicken korma, kadai chicken, butter chicken. You can also add raita and salad.

 

Note: If you want to make the above chicken dishes hover over the chicken tab and watch individual recipes.

 

Tips to make best egg biryani recipe

 

  • Rice : The key ingredients to make the best egg biryani recipe have to use the best quality long grain flavourful basmati rice from any popular brand available in the market. Soak them in water for up to 25 min to 30 min before making egg biryani.

 

  • Secret Flavour : To cook an authentic egg biryani recipe, you have to use desi ghee along with a few drops of rose water, kewra water, fried onions, and good quality garam masala powder or biryani masala powder either store-bought or homemade.

 

  • Saffron Milk : In traditional dum biryani preparation one of the main ingredients is saffron milk, sprinkle a few saffron or Kesar in hot milk and mix it, and set aside to cool until it changes its colour from white to yellow.

 

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How to make egg biryani step by step with photo

 

To prepare the egg biryani recipe we simplified the whole preparation of egg biryani into three simple categories,

first one is cooking egg biryani masala, the second one is preparing rice for egg biryani,

and

the last one is cooking egg biryani recipe 

so, let’s make it now.

 

Cooking egg biryani masala

 

1. Take a large bowl and pour 300 to 400 grams of good quality basmati rice from any popular brand, and wash them thoroughly in running water.

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2. Then pour water into a bowl and soak the rice for up to 30 to 35 min.

pour-water-in-basmati-rice

 

3. In a small bowl pour 50 ml of hot milk.

pour-hot-milk-in-small-bowl

 

4. Add 8 to 10 saffron or Kesar, make a quick stir, and set aside this mixture for some time until the milk turns white to yellow.

add-saffron-or-kesar-in-hot-milk

 

5. Now before making anda biryani boil 5 to 6 eggs and 4 to 5 potatoes cut into two parts and set aside for later use.

boiled-eggs-on-black-tray

 

6. As we make traditional egg biryani for this we need brown onions, so take a pan and pour oil.

pour-oil-in-deep-pan

 

7. Spread it evenly on medium flame.

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8. Now, mix slices of 3 to 4 medium size sliced onions and fry them in medium flame until onions become golden brown. Take out the fried onions from the pan for later use.

fry-slice-onions-in-medium-flame-until-golden-brown

 

9. In the same pan pour 4 to 5 tbsp oil to prepare masala for egg biryani and add whole spices 3 to 4 cloves,1 small bay leaf,4 green cardamoms,1 black cardamom,1 mace, 2-inch cinnamon,2 tsp cumin seed and saute them in medium flame up to 45 sec.

fry whole spices in kadai

 

10. Next, add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and saute another 30 to 45 sec in medium flame until the raw smell completely goes away.

saute-ginger-garlic-paste

 

11. After that, add 2 to 3 medium size chopped tomatoes.

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12. Also add 1/8 tsp turmeric,1/4 tsp salt, and 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder.

add-turmeric-salt-red=chili-powder

 

13. Now mix everything and cook for at least 3 to 4 min on medium flame until tomatoes become translucent.

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14. Then, add 3 to 4 tbsp hung curd and mix with the gravy.

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15. Now, pour a little water, unless all the spices will burn and make a quick stir up to 2 to 3 min in medium flame. 

pour-water-and-mix-everything

 

16. Additionally, mix 2 tbsp coriander leaves, and 2 tbsp pudina leaves in this gravy.

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17. Also, add 1 tbsp of good quality biryani masala powder and make a quick stir.

add-biryani-masala-powder

 

18. Then add boiled eggs and boiled potatoes in this anda masala gravy.

mix-boiled-eggs-and-potatoes-in-gravy

 

19. Next mix everything and cook this egg biryani gravy for another 2 to 3 min on medium flame until all the spices properly mix with eggs and potatoes.

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20. At the end sprinkle some fried onions or brown onions on egg biryani gravy.

add-fried-onions-over-biryani-gravy

 

Preparing rice for egg biryani 

 

1. Now for cooking traditional egg dum biryani pour water into a deep pot.

pour-water-in-a-deep-pan

 

2. Then, add 2 to 3 tbsp salt,3 to 4 cloves,1 small bay leaf, 1-inch cinnamon,4 green cardamoms,1 black cardamom,1 mace,1 tsp cumin seed, and 1 tbsp oil.

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3. When the water starts to boil, add soaked rice to it.

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4. For beautiful fragrance in biryani rice add 1 tbsp rose water,

mix-rose-water

 

5. Add,1 tbsp kewra water, and cook the rice up to 70%.

add-kewra-water

 

6. Now, check the rice by pressing in your fingers and drain the excess water from the rice and cool them for some time.

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Cooking dum egg biryani recipe

 

1. Now for making an egg biryani recipe, first spread 2 tbsp oil or ghee in the bottom of the handi which helps to avoid any stickiness of rice at the bottom of the pan.

pour-ghee-at-the-bottom-of-handi

 

2. Then, spread the first layer of boiled biryani rice at the bottom of the handi.

spread-first-layer-of-rice-in-handi

 

3. Next, make the second layer of biryani masala gravy.

second-layer-of-biryani-masala-gravy

 

4. After that, sprinkle 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, and 2 tbsp pudina leaves on it.

sprinkle-coriander-leaves-pudina-leaves

 

5. Furthermore, evenly spread the second layer of rice over it.

add-top-layer-of-rice-over-biryani-gravy

 

6. Pour Kesar milk which we initially prepared.

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7. Sprinkle 1 tbsp rose water,1 tbsp kewra water

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8. Also, add 2 to 3 tbsp desi ghee over it.

add-desi-ghee

 

9. Additionally sprinkle the remaining fried onions, chopped coriander leaves, and pudina over top of the rice layer.

sprinkle-fried-onions-pudina-leaves-coriander-leaves-on-top-of-rice

 

10. Finally, cover the handi with foil paper and cook the egg biryani for 2-3 min high flame and 15 min on low flame. Don’t open the handi for a further 20 min, if you want to avoid the direct heat of biryani you can place the handi over tawa.

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Note: At this stage we made restaurant style egg biryani recipe at our home, now carefully open the lid and fluff the rice from one side with a sharp spatula and serve it hot with some salad.

 

 

Egg Biryani Recipe Card

Here is a quick overview of all the ingredients of egg biryani recipe including the quick step by step preparation of hyderbadi egg dum biryani shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

Yield: 4

Egg Biryani Recipe | How to make egg biryani in cooker & dum style

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Egg biryani recipe is one of the popular biryani recipe in India where long grain fragrant basmati rice is steamed with egg masala, herbs and some aromatic biryani spices. This is a very delicious and simple egg biryani recipe easy to cook at home with only a few ingredients.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients For Egg Biryani Masala

  •  5 to 6 boiled eggs
  •  4 to 5 tbsp oil
  •  3 to 4 medium size onion [sliced]
  •  2 to 3 medium size tomatoes [chopped]
  •  1 bay leaf or tej patta
  •  2 to 3 green cardamom
  •  3 to 4 cloves 
  •  2 inch cinnamon
  •  1 black cardamom
  •  2 tsp cumin seed 
  •  1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  •  1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  •  1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  •  2 tsp biryani masala
  •  4 to 5 tbsp curd
  •  salt to taste
  •  3 to 4 tbsp coriander leaves
  •  2 to 3 tbsp pudina leaves [optional]

Ingredients For Cooking Rice

  •  300 to 400 gm basmati rice
  •  1.5 -2 lt water 
  •  2 to 3 tbsp Salt
  •  4 to 5 green cardamom
  •  3 to 4 cloves 
  •  1 black cardamom
  •  2 inch cinnamon
  •  1 tbsp cumin seed
  •  1 mace or javitri
  •  1 tbsp rose water
  •  1 tbsp keora water

For Steaming Egg Biryani Ingredients

  •  3 to 4 tbsp oil or desi ghee
  •  50 ml hot milk
  •  8 to 10 saffron or kesar
  •  1 tbsp rose water
  •  1 tbsp keora water

Instructions

how to make egg biryani

  1. At first, In a bowl add good quality basmati rice then pour water and soak them for up to 30 min.
  2. Also, boil eggs and potatoes before making egg biryani.
  3. Now for making brown onion for egg biryani in a pan pour oil and spread it evenly in medium flame.
  4. Then, add sliced onions and fry them in medium flame until onions become golden brown.
  5. Now to make masala for egg biryani, pour oil in a pan.
  6. Then saute some whole spices including clove, bay leaf, green cardamom, black cardamom, mace, cinnamon, and cumin seed.
  7. Next, add ginger-garlic paste and saute in medium flame until the raw smell of all spices completely disappears.
  8. After that, mix chopped tomatoes, turmeric, salt,kashmiri red chili powder and cook until tomatoes become translucent.
  9. Then, add hung curd and mix with the gravy.
  10. Now, pour a little water, additionally mix coriander leaves, and garam masala powder in this gravy.
  11. Then add boiled egg, potatoes, and fried onions and gently mix in this masala gravy.
  12. Next to perfectly boil rice for egg biryani pour water into a deep pan and add salt, clove, green cardamom, black cardamom, mace, cumin seed, and oil.
  13. Let the water come to a boil, then add soaked rice.
  14. Also add rose water, kewra water for flavour and cook the rice up to 70%.
  15. Now, drain the excess water from the rice and cool them for some time.
  16. After that for steaming egg biryani, spread oil or ghee in the bottom of the handi.
  17. Then, spread the first layer of boiled biryani rice at the bottom of the handi.
  18. Next, make a layer of egg masala gravy.
  19. After that, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves, and pudina leaves on them.
  20. Furthermore, evenly spread the second layer of rice over it.
  21. Pour Kesar milk, rose water, kewra water and desi ghee over it.
  22. Additionally sprinkle the remaining fried onions, chopped coriander leaves, and pudina over top of the rice layer.
  23. Finally, cover the handi with foil paper and cook the egg biryani for 2-3 min high flame and 15 min on low flame.
  24. Don't open the handi for a further 20 min, if you want to avoid direct heat of biryani you can place handi over tawa.
  25. If you want to make egg biryani in pressure cooker then simply replace handi as a cooker and use as it is mentioned above steps.
  26. Now cover the lid of the cooker and cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  27. At this stage don't open the lid, turn off the flame and set it aside to cool for 7 to 8 min.
  28. When biryani is ready carefully open the lid and fluff the rice from one side with a sharp spatula and serve hot with some salad, raita or any chicken gravy.

Notes

Egg Biryani Recipe Note

  1. While making egg biryani masala you can use boiled potatoes along with boiled eggs which enhances it's flavor.
  2. In traditional dum biryani we need brown onions,so carefully fry them in medium flame without burning.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per Serving Calories 1900Total Fat 172gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 144gCholesterol 396mgSodium 14464mgCarbohydrates 73gFiber 8gSugar 14gProtein 24g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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