Egg dum Biriyani

My whole family loves egg , and we often eat also. This time, I tried making this biriyani which I've learned years back, not sure , where did i read or from whom did i borrow this recipe..I found this in my recipe book. Surely, I must say, for once I've listened a good one ... Seriously, this was sooo good and u can always alter the ingredients per choice / taste. Addition of scrambled eggs makes the biriyani more tasty than the regular egg biriyani where we simply add only hard boiled eggs. Yummy !!!

Ingredients :

For Biriyani :

Basmati Rice -- 2 cups
Onion -- 1 cup, julienned
Tomato -- 1 no., Cubed
Green chilly -- 1 no, slit open

Whole garam Masala's :
Cinnamon -- 1 inch piece
Cardamom -- 2 nos.
Cloves -- 2  nos.
Star anise -- 2 nos.
Bay leaves -- 1 no.

GG paste -- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder -- a pinch
Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Chicken masala Powder -- 2 tsp ( I used eastern brand )
Coriander powder -- 2 tsp
Mint leaves -- a handful
Coriander leaves -- a handful
Salt -- to taste
OIl / ghee -- 2 tbsp
Curd / Yoghurt -- 1/2 cup ( thick , add more if it's not sour )

For Egg Masala :

Hard boiled eggs -- 2 nos.
Eggs -- 2 nos.
Onion -- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Tomato -- 1/2 cup, chopped
Turmeric powder -- a pinch
Red chilli powder -- a big pinch ( acc to taste )
Coriander powder -- 1 tsp
Salt -- to taste

Method :
  • Soak the basmati rice for 1/2 an hr. Make small slits on the hard boiled eggs and keep aside.
To make egg masala :
  • Break open 2 eggs and whisk it adding salt and all the dry powders. Heat a tava with a tsp of oil and fry the onions for a minute or so till turns golden brown. Add the tomatoes and cook well till it turns mushy. Finally pour in the whisked egg mixture and scramble the eggs .
  • When it's halfway done, add the hard boiled eggs and mix well with the masala. Let the eggs sit in very low heat till the hard boiled eggs bottom turns slightly golden , switch off and keep aside for future use.
For Biriyani :
  • Heat a biriyani pan with oil /ghee and fry the whole garam masala's one by one without burning it. Add the onions and fry till it turns translucent.Add the salt while sauteing onions. Add the GG paste and scald well. Mix in the tomatoes and cook it covered for 2 minutes in medium low flame.
  • Stir in the turmeric powder , red chilli powder and the chicken masala powder and scald well in the masala till the raw smell of the powder disappears. Cook the masala until the oil oozes out.
  • Now mix in the soaked basmati rice ,curd and mix well. Remove the kadai from the heat and place  a dosa pan instead in medium high heat. Once the dosa pan gets heated switch the heat to medium low. Now place the biriyani kadai in the dosa pan and cover the kadai with a lid. Cook th erice until it's 60 % done .
  • Remove the lid and add the scrambled egg mixture along with hard boiled eggs to the biriyani and combine well using a fork .
  • Again close the kadai with the lid and cook for another 5 minutes / until ur biriyani is cooked thoroughly. Remove the kadai from the kadai from the heat and seperate the grain using a fork ..Serve hot with raita..
Check out my other dum biriyani varieties with demo pics to have an idea.. Click here

Notes :
  • I din't bother  getting my rice grainy as we don't like it.
  • Making this biriyani a dum biriyani is totally optional. U can add the scramble egg masla as the top most layer and cook for 10 minutes total.
Happy eating guys,



  1. drooling over ur biriyani.lovely pictures.nice idea of mixing scrambled egg and boiled egg.

  2. Lovely click, Sure make everyone to drool here!!!

  3. Wow- that is one fantastic looking biryani ~ Nice shots!
    US Masala

  4. looks utterly delicious..yummmm..luckily i had my lunch just now or i would have craved for it .. anyways looks the colour..

  5. yumm.....this looks so tempting!!! And with the weekend fast approaching this looks to be a good pot meal....

  6. Cant take my eyes from the briyani,i do the same way too..Mouthwatering here..

  7. அசத்தல்,அசத்தல்....அப்படியே அந்த ப்ளேட்டோட இங்க அனுப்பிடுங்க..

  8. I'm a egg lover too. And your pictures are making me hungry :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Never had scrambled eggs in the briyani....Love your biryani...Sure try to do it...Akshata Loves it...

  10. A mouthwatering biryani! In a few spoonfuls, it will be finished!

  11. Looks mouthwatering!!!Not a big fan of eggs still i crave for it now!

  12. mouthwatering n delicious biryani dear..i will try this for my weekend this time..

  13. Drooling here..Love your dum idea and the briyani looks perfect restaurant style..
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  14. omg....i want it now...great looking dear dat

  15. Makes me drool,perfect and yummy biryani.

  16. wow.. i am drooling here.looks so good..

  17. Egg biriyani looks awesome delicious. sure I will try this one when time permits.

  18. its my fav too...awesome presentation..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  19. Love the color - looks spicy and delicious!

  20. Love biryani in any form and this looks simply delicious...great recipe..thanks for sharing!

  21. oh my ..oh my..I want some now :) so tempting and yummy!!

  22. Awesome looking Biriyani. Loved it.

    Hamaree Rasoi




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