Briyani anyone?? I'm sure everyone loves briyani anytime right?? I'm a briyani lover too.....chicken, mutton, fish and top of all I love prawn briyani the most!! Yesterday I had the temptation to taste some briyani for dinner and as a working mother I have very limited time once I'm home....so I thought it will be a great idea to make Egg Briyani coz my toddlers too loves eggs...:-)
I had most of the ingredients at home except the yogurt, mint leaves and coriander leaves which I picked up on my way home. Before that I did browsed for egg briyani recipes over the net and for me vahrehvah chef Sanjay Thumma makes the best briyani....i managed to check out his egg briyani clip on youtube....and I did some modification according to my taste. It turned out marvelous....trust me!! It was so comforting to have a plate full of freshly cooked briyani and raita in front of the tv enjoying a nice movie, hhmmmm.....Hubby loved it too.....simple quick briyani which was absolutely satisfying!!
Ok friends, lets check out my clicks and head on to the recipe....
Cucumber Onion Raita
^ SIMPLE EGG BRIYANI ^
2 cups - basmathi rice ~ washed and soaked in water for about 20 to 30 mins
1 small can - processed peas ~ drain the water
1/2 cup - coriander leaves / cilantro ~ chopped
1/2 cup - mint leaves ~ chopped
1/2 cup - onion/shallots ~ chopped
3 tbsp - ginger garlic paste
200gms - briyani powder ~ I used Aachi brand
1/2 cup - plain yogurt
cashewnuts ~ as needed
1 - green chilly ~ cut into medium size
1/2 - capsicum ~ cubed ~ optional
salt to taste
4 - hard boiled eggs
paste to coat the eggs
2 tsp - chilly powder
2 tbsp - ginger garlic paste
2 tsp - coriander powder
2 tsp - cumin powder
3 tbsp - besan flour / kadalai maavu
1 - egg
1 - egg
salt to taste
- Add some oil and ghee into your non stick pan. Add whole garam masala (mine was just cinnamon sticks, star anise and a tsp of cumin seeds)
- Add in the onion/shallots and some salt too. (I used shallots)
- Fry a while and add in the cashewnuts.
- When the onions turns brown add in the mint leaves, coriander leaves, capsicum and green chilly.
- Add in the ginger garlic paste and stir well.
- Once the ginger garlic paste raw smell disappears add in the yogurt and the briyani powder as well. Stir again.
- Add in 3 cups of water for the 2 cups of rice that's been soaked earlier.
- Add in the processed peas and let come to a boil and add in the soaked rice. Stir well so that all the gravy get mixed with the rice.
- Check your seasoning and cover with lid and cook using low flame.
- In a separate bowl add in chilly powder, ginger garlic paste, besan flour, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well.
- Add in an egg and mix together with the masala paste.
- Coat each boiled egg with this masala and shallow fry in oil. Use low flame.
- Rotate the eggs while frying and once done set aside.
- Once the rice is cooked add in 2tbsp of butter and mix well with the rice to make it moist.
- Top up with the eggs and garnish with mint/coriander leaves.
- I didn't add any food colouring because the rice looks good as it is.
- Ready to be served with raita...voila!!!!