18 August 2011


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  1. Basmati rice- 1and 1/4  to 1.5  cup( see notes)
  2. Egg(hard boiled)- 2 to 4 nos
  3. Cardamom- 2nos
  4. Cinnamon stick- 2 nos(1 " piece)
  5. Bay leaves- 1 no
  6. Cloves-5 to 6 nos
  7. Ginger and garlic -finely chopped- 1 tbsp
  8. Green chili chopped- 1 no(or to taste)
  9. Onion chopped finely- 2  nos
  10. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  11. Kashmiri chili powder-1 tsp(or to taste,see notes)
  12. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  13. Tomato chopped finely -1 no small
  14. Coconut milk(thick)-3/4 cup
  15. Mint leaves chopped- 1 to 2 tbsp
  16. Coriander leaves chopped- 2 tbsp
  17. Garam masala (for sprinkling)-1/8 tsp
  18. Water
  19. Oil/Ghee
  20. Salt to taste.
To garnish
  1. Onion sliced finely- 1 no
  2. Cashew nuts and raisins- few
  3. Oil/Ghee


  • Heat oil/Ghee in a pan ,add rice and saute for 3 to 4 minutes,pour sufficient amount of water(approximately 2 to 2 1/4 cups) and add salt to taste.Cook until rice is 3/4th done.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan and fry sliced onion, cashew  nuts and raisins (for garnishing)separately until it turns brown and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan ,add the whole spices(cardamon,bay leaves,cinnamon and cloves) and saute till fragrant.
  • Add ginger ,garlic,green chili and chopped onion and saute till onion turn almost brown.
  • Add turmeric powder,chili powder and garam masala,saute till raw smell leaves.
  • Add tomato and saute till it is completely cooked.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and add salt to taste.Add the hard boiled eggs and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on low flame or until the gravy thickens.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan arrange the masala and cooked rice  in layers.Sprinkle chopped coriander and mint leaves , garam masala  and few drops of ghee(adding ghee is optional) on  each layer of rice.Garnish with fried onions,cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Cover the pan and cook over low flame for 8 to 10 minutes.(you can also bake this at 200 deg C for 10 minutes)
  • Serve with simple raitha.
NOTES:( Updated on 6/5/14)
  • If you are using red chili powder,adjust the quantity according to your taste.
  • If you like more masala for the biriyani ,use 1 and 1/4 cup rice,or use 1.5 cups rice for a milder version.


  1. yummmmm!!!! such a wonderful clicks!! loved it!!

  2. Egg Biriyani looks so flavourful..bookmarked to try

  3. delicious looking aromatic biryani looks wonderful

  4. biryani looks very tempting...beautifully presentaed...yummy
    Super Yummy Recipes

  5. Tempting biryani...looks wonderful...loved the presentation and clicks..

  6. Tempting click and looks wonderful!


  7. Thank You for dropping by my place. You have a lovely space. All the pics are mouth watering.

    See you again

  8. Hi
    Thanx for leading me to this wonderful space...loved it particularly ur pictures n presentation...glad to join u :)
    Coming to this biryani ,wow looks so delicious n tempting...awesome recipe ..bookmarked ..wanna try this for sure :)

  9. This biryani looks so delicious!

  10. mouthwatering...will try this soon..bookmarking..

  11. This biryani is tempting me a lot..flavorful and delicious

  12. Hello...really am happy that u stopped in my space!!Wow., Biriyani luks awesome..Bookmarked :-)
    Superb pics., Gonna follow u!!

  13. Wow. Egg biryani looks tempting. Good one and nice clicks.


  14. Mouth watering clicks.....First tym at your place...Happy 2 follow u

  15. Your biryani is a tempting. I would love to earn a good reputation out of it and prepare it for our catering services.

  16. Girl.. this looks so awesome that I tried it right now. Sadly, its past midnight, so I shall be eating only tomorrow. Will let you know the verdict tomorrow. I just love the aroma already :D Thank you so much for sharing :D

  17. Royal, super delicious biryani...The fried onions make it even more appealing!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. Looks delicious!!! Love it... and your pics are killing me! You are so gifted!!

  19. Looks very yummy! You have a very delicious space out here.

  20. Ohhh.. I made this biryani and it turned out awesome :D So awesome that I did not get a chance to take a pic. Next time I shall and put up the post.. Yummm :D Thank you soooooo much..

  21. hi gopika
    really happy that you liked it...
    Thank you all for your lovely comments..hugs!!!

  22. Nice One ...today i am going to try this ...thx !


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