Friday, October 14, 2011

Egg biriyani



Serves ~ 4 adults

Its raining almost all day in New England and I feel so lazy even to get up early in the morning. I mostly spend my time on bed, being cozy and warm under my blanket and I am waiting for a sunny day to come so that I can go outside and enjoy those beautiful fall colors with my hubby..Now a days I was  trying to keep myself away from all those high calorie foods but what to do, as usual I had a sudden craving for biriyani...Even though my brain was telling me to cook some light meal, but my stupid heart will never listen to that....So that's why, here I am sharing the recipe of egg biriyani / kerala egg biryani / mutta biryani.

Please don't hesitate to, try making it just by seeing these long procedures. Believe me, its very easy to prepare when compared to other non-veg biriyanis, otherwise I would have never tried it especially in such a weather.

Ingredients

Hard boiled eggs ~ 6 nos ( To make hard boiled eggs, first boil enough water and add eggs and then boil it for for 20 minutes.)

Basmati rice ~ 2 1/2 cups
Whole garam masala ~ ( 2 bay leaves, 2 medium sized cinnamon sticks, 2 small star anise, 1/2 tsp peppercorns, 5 crushed cardamom and 6 cloves )
Coriander leaves / Malli ela ~ 1 1/2 - 2 cups
Mint leaves / Pudina ela ~ 1 1/2 - 2 cups
Green chillies ~ 4-5 nos 
Grated coconut ~ 3 tbsp
Ginger ~ a medium sized piece
Garlic ~ 4-5 cloves
Onions ~ 2 nos
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp for rice and 1/4 tsp for gravy
Coriander powder ~ 1 1/2 tsp for rice and 2 1/2 tsp for gravy
Red chilly powder ~ 3/4 tsp for rice and 1 1/2 tsp for gravy
Fennel powder / Perinjeerakam podi ~ 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Tomato ~ 2nos ( Finely chopped )
Thick curd ~ 1/3 cup
Lemon juice ~ 1 tbsp
Ghee / Oil ~ as needed
Salt to taste

Garnishing

Fried cashew nuts ~ 1/3 cup
Fried raisins ~ 1/3 cups
Fried onions ~ 1/3 cup  ( Fry thinly sliced onions in oil, till they become light brown in color )
Chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves ~ 1/2 cup 
Home-made garam masla ~ 1/2 tsp

Method

To make rice:-
  • First wash the rice and allow it to drain. Then take one handful of coriander leaves and mint leaves and grind it to a fine paste. Next heat 2-3 tbsps of ghee in a big vessel and fry  cashew nuts and raisins till they become light brown in color and then transfer it to a paper towel. 
  • Then in the remaining ghee add, whole garam masala and fry it for about a minute and then add coriander-mint paste along with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 3/4 tsp red chilli powder and 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder and fry for another 1 minute. 
  • Next add drained rice and mix it slowly and add 4 1/2 cups of water along with enough salt and cook covered in a medium-low flame for about 10 minutes. And then switch off the flame and keep it covered in the stove itself for about 10-15 minutes or till the water is fully absorbed by the rice.

To make the gravy:-

  • First make a paste of remaining coriander leaves , mint leaves , green chillies and grated coconut
  • Then heat oil/ghee in a pan and add crushed ginger and garlic followed by thinly sliced onions and saute till onions become transparent. Then add coriander-mint-green chilly paste along with 2 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1 1/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1/4 tsp fennel powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and  1/2 tsp black pepper powder and fry for about 1 minute. 
  • Next add finely chopped tomatoes along with enough salt and cook in a low flame till the tomatoes are nicely mashed and cooked. Finally add 1/3 cup of thick curd and 1 tbsp of lemon juice and mix it nicely and then remove from the flame after 3-4 minutes.
  • Then slice the hard boiled eggs vertically and slowly add that to the gravy with the yolk side facing up.  
Layering process:-
  • First preheat the oven at 225 F and then grease a big oven safe vessel and then transfer half of the rice to the vessel and then sprinkle fried onions, fried cashewnuts, fried raisins, garam masala and chopped coriander & mint leaves on the top of the rice. 
  • Next slowly spread the masala evenly over the rice along with the eggs. Then again layer the rest of the rice over the egg masala and finally garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts, raisins , coriander leaves etc etc..
  • Then keep it in oven for about 25 minutes, but do cover the vessel tightly before keeping in the oven. 
Notes : If you don't have oven then you do the layering process in a big aluminium vessel and then keep it covered on a stove top in a very low flame  for about 15 minutes. 

Enjoy with pappad, pickle or raita.



Cheers!!

Jisha

35 comments:

julie said...

Adipoli biriyani ..Ente vaayil kappal odikkaam...Great job!!

Chitra said...

wow...perfect biriyani...who would say no to that...lovely..

divya said...

Feel like having some rite now, Irresistible egg biriyani.....awesome clicks too...

Suja said...

Makes me hungry,adipoli egg biryani..kandittu kothiyavunnu

Dzoli said...

Fantastic egg dish:)

Sravs said...

Egg biryani looks yummy !! awesome clicks !!

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R said...

looks super delicious, awesome clicks!

Susan and Abraham said...

looks super delicious,

Uma said...

Thanks Jisha for stopping by. Your egg biryani method is awesome and also looks scrumptious.

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Jay said...

absolutely perfect n delicious biryani...
excellent clik Jisha...love it..;)
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anthony stemke said...

Beautiful, a lip-smacking biryani.

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks jishaaa..Biriyani pinne parayandallloooooo super...Light box undo?

Pari said...

Looks amazing and perfectly presented, surely makes me crave for it.

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Vandana Rajesh said...

the biriyani looks so flavourful and delicious. Making me drool and getting hungry already:)

ente pachakasala said...

egg biryani adipoli

Prathima Rao said...

Wow..Jisha...This looks super yummy & tempting!!
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Irene said...

Yummy biriyani :)

Aarthi said...

This looks delicious..Should try it some day...Thanks for the recipe dear.

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Santosh Bangar said...

perfect and healthy biryani

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect and healthy biryani

Swathi said...

Biriyani kandittu kothi sahikunnilla. Enniku eppol kittiyal kollamayriunu.

Amina Khaleel said...

egg biryani looks delicious... glad to follow you.. do visit my blog sometime..

JishasKitchen said...

Thank you all....:)...@ Tina - light box onnum illada...it was taken near a window...

Shobha said...

wow...looks yummy.

Sobha Shyam said...

this looks awesome Jisha, superb ayyittu undu...

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Wow...I can see the perfection.
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Indu said...

I love biriyani, and this one looks especially good.

An Open Book said...

have always wanted 2 try an egg biryani..will bookmark the recipe for future reference :)

fine flavours said...

super biriyani !!!awesome click
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Tan.wiratchada said...

WoW!! looking so good and delicious...I really interesting to try some by follow your recipe. Thanks for sharing.^.^

Top Cuisine avec Lavi said...

This eggs, looks amazing!

Amruta said...

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Nupur said...

This looks sooo amazing Jisha.. love the colour..

Vandana said...

I tried this recipe out and it turned out to be awesome. Thnx a ton :)

Sneha Nair said...

Jisha. this one turned extremely delicious...oh god i can't tell you how i forgot to respond here. I did skip a few of them but now i'm gonna try your coconut ground masala for my new recipe. Fingers crossed. I know it will come out yummy.
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