Saturday, June 16, 2007

Egg Biryani

This recipe is from my friend Raji and I think she makes the best version of this. Eventhough she has given me the recipe several times and I have even observed her preparing it, mine still doesn't taste as good as hers... something about her touch and expertise I guess :)
All the same, I want to give the recipe
EGG BIRYANI


Ingredients
Basmati Rice - 1.5 cups
Eggs - 5, Hardboiled and peeled
Onion - 1 Large, sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 5, sliced
Tomato - 1/2 tomato, chopped
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Ginger - 1 inch piece, chopped finely
Garlic - 4 cloves, peeled and chopped finely
Coriander leaves - 5 stalks, chopped
Mint Leaves - 8 to 10, chopped
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Shakthi Egg Masala Powder - 1 tbsp or more to taste
Salt, to taste
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Canola Oil - 1 tbsp

Method
1. Cook Basmati Rice separately, ensure grains are separate and allow to cool
2. Halve boiled eggs and make 2 light slits on each half (white side)
3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, add green chillies, onions, ginger and garlic
4. Saute until onions soften and caramelize a bit
5. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, dry masala powders, coriander and mint leaves
6. Allow this to cook well into a mushy state
7. Mix yogurt with about a cup of water until smooth and add this to the fried onion-tomato mixture
8. Once this comes to a boil, slip in the eggs and let this simmer until the gravy thickens, about 10-15 mins.
9. Remove the eggs, keep aside and let the gravy continue to cook until it thickens a little more.
10. Mix the cooked rice with the gravy completely. Take care not to smush it.
11. In a greased, oven-proof bowl, add half the rice mixture, arrange the boiled eggs, and top with the remaining rice mixture.
12. Cook this in a pre-heated oven at 350F for about 15 mins.

13. Garnish and serve.

7 comments:

  1. wonderfull dish lavanya.. it was yummy.. can`t say any thing much about his.. thanks to you lavanaya and ur friend raji..

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  2. Shailaja, thank you so much for trying this and your feedback :) Am glad you enjoyed it. Will definitely thank my friend on your behalf as well.

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  3. Hi Lavanya,

    I am shailaja again... don`t know why ur egg biryani has no comments yet... after trying ur egg biryani.. i have also tried some more egg biryani`s but to my surprise ur biryani was superb... my husband ask me to prepare ur version of biryani once in a week... i liked no no. i really loved ur biryani...

    Once again thanks for ur recipe...

    Shailaja...

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  4. Thank you again Shailaja.. I was so happy to see your comment again. My husband too likes this the best and doesn't like any other version.

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  5. hai lavanya,

    Wow!!! that looks really yummy!!
    Am going to try this week end.. thanks for the recipe..

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  6. Hi...I tried tis recipe today and it was great! Thank you, Jothi.

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  7. Thank you Jothi! :) So happy to hear that you liked it.

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