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Friday, 30 November 2012


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 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 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


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
salt to taste

Method :-
  1. 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)
  2. Add in the onion/shallots and some salt too. (I used shallots)
  3. Fry a while and add in the cashewnuts.
  4. When the onions turns brown add in the mint leaves, coriander leaves, capsicum and green chilly.
  5. Add in the ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  6. Once the ginger garlic paste raw smell disappears add in the yogurt and the briyani powder as well. Stir again.
  7. Add in 3 cups of water for the 2 cups of rice that's been soaked earlier.
  8. 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. 
  9. Check your seasoning and cover with lid and cook using low flame.
  10. In a separate bowl add in chilly powder, ginger garlic paste, besan flour, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well.
  11. Add in an egg and mix together with the masala paste.
  12. Coat each boiled egg with this masala and shallow fry in oil. Use low flame. 
  13. Rotate the eggs while frying and once done set aside.
  14. Once the rice is cooked add in 2tbsp of butter and mix well with the rice to make it moist.
  15. Top up with the eggs and garnish with mint/coriander leaves. 
  16. I didn't add any food colouring because the rice looks good as it is. 
  17. Ready to be served with raita...voila!!!! 

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