When you want to have something non vegetarian, but don’t want to go for meat, egg is a great option. These all healthy eggs can be used to make many dishes and today I used them to make Egg Dum Biryani. Boiled eggs are cooked with some masala and then layered into the Biryani rice to give a great taste. Egg Dum Biryani should be served with some raita for best pairing and goes well either in lunch or dinner. It is easier to make as compared to a meat biryani and matches the taste to similar level. The biryani goes well with everyone and is a good option for a small party. Let’s look at the Egg Dum Biryani Recipe and enjoy any day of the week with your choice of raita.
Ingredients needed for Egg Dum Biryani
Eggs – 6
Oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1 cup (sliced)
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Dahi – 1/2 cup
Tomato – 1/2 cup (cut in small pieces)
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Fresh dhania – 2 tbsp (chopped)
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Desi ghee – 1 tbsp
Rice – 2 cup
Cloves – 2 to 3
Tejpatta – 1
Badi elaichi – 1
Dal chini – 1 stick
Black pepper corn – 4 to 5
Salt to taste
Yellow food color – 1 pinch
Onion – 1 cup (sliced and deep fried to golden brown)
Cashew nuts – 8 to 10 (fried to golden brown)
How to make Egg Dum Biryani
Preparation time: 20 min.
Cooking time: 30 min.
Boil the eggs, peel and keep aside.
Take oil in a kadhai, and fry onions till golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste, fry for a min, then add tomatoes and dahi and fry another min.
Add all dry masala, lemon juice and fresh dhania and fry for 2-3 min.
Cut the boiled eggs into halves and add to the masala. Keep aside.
Add ghee in a pan, add all whole spices and fry for 20-30 sec.
Add washed rice with double amount of water and salt and cook till 80% done.
In a heavy bottom pan, take 1/3rd rice, layer it with 1/2 egg masala, yellow color, fried onions and cashew nuts.
Layer another 1/3rd rice, followed with remaining egg masala, yellow color, fried onions and cashew nuts.
Layer rest of rice, cover it tightly and cook on 10-15 min on low heat.