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Egg biryani recipe

flavor packed one pot egg biryani recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: biryani recipe, egg recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1.25 cups basmati rice
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 4-5 large onions - finely sliced.
  • salt to taste
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 1 no kapok buds
  • 1 no star anise
  • 1/2 tsp stone flower
  • 4 no cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 thin mace strand
  • 3 pods cardamom


  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Melt ghee in a pan/pot and fry the cashews and raisins until roasted slightly. take out and keep it aside until use.
  • in the same pan, fry onions with salt until they are golden brown. take it out and keep aside until use.
  • Again in the same pan, add all the whole spices followed by tomatoes.
  • fry for a minute and add ginger garlic paste. fry till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste leaves.
  • sprinkle little water to the pan, close cook for few minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
  • open and half of the fried onions, chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
  • fry till they are all combined together. add 1.5 cups water to it. mix once
  • let it boil. drain and add the soaked rice. mix once. let it come to a boil again.
  • place the fried eggs on top and sprinkle leftover fried onions, coriander leaves.
  • further, sprinkle garam masala all over. close and cook in simmer for 8 minutes.
  • put off the flame and let it rest for another 5-10 minutes before you disturb it.
  • open and fluff it up and serve hot with raita.