Thursday, February 2, 2012

EGG BIRIYANI / Kerala Egg Biriyani / Mutta Biriyani

Ingredients for Kerala egg biriyani :
Serves : 5

Egg : 5, hard boiled and peeled
Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Pepper Powder : 1/2tsp

Fennel seeds : 1/2tsp

Garam Masala : 1tsp

Coriander leaves : 3springs, chopped

Mint Leaves : 12, Chopped(optional)

Green chilli : 3

Ginger : 1inch piece, chopped
Garlic : 6pods, chopped
Yogurt : 2tbsp
Onion : 3, medium sized, sliced
Tomato : 2, medium sized, sliced
Oil : 2tbsp

For the Rice : 

Basmati Rice : 2 1/2cups
Ghee : 4tbsp
Cinnamon : 1 1/2inch piece
Cardamom : 3

Cloves: 3

Bay leaf : 1

Lemon Juice : 1tsp


Raisins : 3tsp

Cashew : 10
Onion : 1
Ghee : 1 tbsp + 2tbsp

For the omlette :
Egg : 2, slightly beaten
Shredded Coconut : 3tbsp
Shallots : 5, finely chopped
Green chillies : 2, finely chopped

Method : 

1. Make a paste of garlic, ginger, green chilli, mint leaves, coriander leaves and fennel seeds. In a thick bottom kadai heat oil and add this masala paste and saute well.

2. Add thinly sliced Onion and saute well till it becomes dark brown in color. Now add tomatoes and combine well. When it becomes soft and fluffy add chilly powder, turmeric powder, Pepper powder, Curd, Garam masala and salt. Saute well till you get a dark brown masala.

3. Make long slits on each egg and add this to the masala and saute for 2 minutes. Now add 1/2Cup of water and cover the pan with a tight lid. Cook till the gravy becomes thick and masala starts to coat on each egg. (around 10-12minutes)

Preparation of Kerala egg biriyani Rice : 

Clean, wash and drain the basmati Rice. Heat a thick bottom vessel and add 1tbsp of ghee and fry one onion to garnish.When its done add cashews and raisins and fry well. keep it aside. Take a bowl and combine all ingredients to make omlette.Now in the same kadai, add 2tsp oil and make a thin omlette by spreading the egg mixture evenly. Cover the kadai with a tight lid and cook in low flame for 3-4minutes. When its done, transfer to a plate / chopping board and cut into small cubes.Keep aside. Now add 2tbsp ghee and fry the drained rice for 1minute. Add cinnamon, cardamom, pepper cones, crushed bay leaf and cloves. Add enough boiling water to cook rice(almost 4Cups). Do not open the lid and let the steam to escape while the rice is cooking.

Layering the Kerala egg biriyani :

Oven method : In a baking dish spread half of the egg masala with its thick gravy and place half of the rice over it.after this layer, sprinkle some lime juice on top which prevents the sticking and sprinkle remaining omlette pieces. Repeat the same procedure & spread masala first and then the remaining rice. Pour some ghee / oil from the leftover vessels. Close the pan with aluminum foil and then put the lid and bake for 20-25min. Stove top method : Take a heavy bottom vessel spread the egg masala, rice and omlette in the the same order mentioned under"baking method". Close the pan with a tight lid and cook in low flame for 6-8minutes.

Garnishing : Garnish the Kerala egg biriyani with fried onion,cashew, raisins, chopped mint / coriander leaves and fried onion slices. Serve hot with any raitha, pappad, pickle, biriyani chammanthi or with thick yogurt.


  1. Feeling hungry by seeing it...yummy !!

  2. wow looks delicious...rice perfectly done

  3. Even tough I'm full your biryani is making me go week in my knees :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Omg, mouthwatering here..seriously its tempts me a lot..regarding ur q'n about the bajji batter, i think your batter might be thin, next time try to make them thick and do let me know Lena..

  5. Adipoli aayitundu,mouthwatering biryani..looks so good

  6. This recipe is very inviting :)

  7. gr8 recipe so tempting. make me hungry.

  8. Love love any kind of biriyani and this looks so so good.

  9. I only does with hard boil egg, never added the omelette one, sounds good, I should try this one!

  10. super delicious egg biryani, absolutely drop at my space too :)

  11. never tried egg briyani...looks yummy....nice click as usual!

  12. wow, Mouthwatering Biriyani, tempting and delicious

  13. Hi Lena,
    Thanks for your comments and hope that my recipe works for you. I'm in Bangalore now.I love biryanis and glad to see one more recipe for it :)

  14. Egg biryani is my all time favorite.... looks so delicious dear. Yummy!

  15. wow briyani luks so tempting and as ur presentation,too gud...
    yummmy recipe.

  16. Amazing and adipoli recipe. Bookmarked .... Lovely snaps too..

  17. Adipoli biriyani Lena! Have always wanted to make egg biriyani. Loved the addition of omelette too.

  18. I know what you will bring on in the pot luck...this looks super yum...