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Egg biryani

November 28, 2018
Egg biryani is one such meal that has caught my fancy lately. This dish isn’t super rich but is loaded with tons of flavours that makes it utterly delicious

I remember those fond memories of growing up, Sunday lunch was always something special. A lunch that brought us laughter and togetherness. For me those fond memories of having lunch together has a nostalgic pull on our hearts and taste buds. It was either chicken biryani or mutton curry with simple white rice and salad. We would eagerly look forward to it. It was perfect with a relaxed atmosphere where my small family would unwind, catch up, share a freshly cooked  hearty meal

Fast forward I feel the same pleasure, feeding my boys with a nice heart meal on a relaxed Sunday afternoon, finishing off with some syrupy goodness. The lunch need not be anything elaborate or fancy just the whole idea of sitting together, giggling and chatting.

Egg biryani is one such meal that has caught my fancy lately. This dish isn’t super rich but is loaded with tons of flavours that makes it utterly delicious. The whole blend of mint and coriander paste is turbo charged with just a spoon of fennel seeds that balances its flavours so well. Also few drops of chilled rose water elevates its flavour to the next level. I know people who love chicken biryani would remark this dish as a bit of compromise on taste but trust me if you are looking for something lean and simple, this egg biryani keep up to it.

HOW TO MAKE A DELICIOUS AND A QUICK EGG BIRYANI

Egg Biryani

  • 1 1/2 cup rice long grain basmati soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 4 to 5 cardamom pods crushed
  • 3 to 4 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp peppercorn
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp rose water
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 5 to 6 hard boiled eggs
  • FOR PASTE
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves plus extra for garnishing
  • 1/4 cup fresh or dry coconut
  • 5 to 6 raw cashew
  • 2 tsp charmagaz ( optional )
  • 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 green chilies

Drain rice in a colander. Boil water in a heavy bottom sauce pan. Add drained rice to the boiling water. Add salt and 1 bay leaf too. Squeeze 1tsp lemon juice .Take care not to over cook the rice. The rice should be grainy and long. Drain and scatter them a big plate.

Make a paste of coriander, mint and rest of the ingredients for the paste, using little water. Set it aside.

Heat oil in a cast iron pan. Add dry garam masala ( cardamom, cloves, peppercorn cinnamon and bay leaves). Saute for 10 secs only and add chopped onions. Fry the onions for few minutes and add ginger and garlic paste. Sauce for 5 minutes and add fresh yogurt to it.

Add dry masalas ( cumin, coriander, turmeric ) Sauté for few minutes. If the mixture sticks to pan, sprinkle some water. Now add the coriander and mint paste Sauté for couple of more minutes. Add eggs. Sauté them for few minutes. Seasoned it with salt.

Add cooked rice and gently toss them ensuring that rice is not broken. Sprinkle Rose water and extra fresh mint leaves and seasoned it with salt. Cover and cook them on a low fire for 7 to 10 minutes.

Serve hot with raita.

To make raita,

Whisk 1 cup of yogurt with 1 /4 cup water, Add chopped cucumber, tomato, onion and coriander. Season it with salt and pepper.

 

Egg biryani is one such meal that has caught my fancy lately. This dish isn’t super rich but is loaded with tons of flavours that makes it utterly delicious

Egg biryani is one such meal that has caught my fancy lately. This dish isn’t super rich but is loaded with tons of flavours that makes it utterly delicious

Egg biryani is one such meal that has caught my fancy lately. This dish isn’t super rich but is loaded with tons of flavours that makes it utterly delicious

Post Diwali, I have been trying to cut down on sweets knowing that festive season is going to kick in soon. I know a delicious fruit laden pavlova is must and my boys are obsessed with desserts particularly. On a recent supermarket trip to Aldi, we found these mini pavlova bases and I knew my boys would be glad to try them out. So this was our impromptu treat with dollops of double cream and  a quick frozen berry compote to go with it. Totally love it.

Now if you are looking to spoil your family with supremely simple but elegant lunch, look no further. This egg biryani is quick and absolutely worth trying.

I hope this recipe graces your Sunday meal, always appreciate your feedbacks .

 

Egg biryani is one such meal that has caught my fancy lately. This dish isn’t super rich but is loaded with tons of flavours that makes it utterly delicious

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