Jan 18, 2015

Kerala Style Egg Biryani

For the third week this month BM my theme is Biryani. Biryanis are all time favorite meal at home. I feel that is easy to make and it is a perfect one pot meal if we add some vegetables to it. I don't need any side dish if we make it little spicy, I can enjoy my biryani just with a cup of curd. To day my biryani recipe is comming from Kerala (Malabar). 
                                                                 I used to make Biryani  every Sunday but now it is reduced to once in a month, because tummy is not accepting spices any more. Normally I make egg biryani with boiled eggs. But thisMalabar(Kerala) egg biryani is different then mine which has a flavor of fennel seeds, with omelete bite size pieces.
For omelete:---
Eggs ----   2
Grated coconut  ----   1 tab sp
Onions  -----   1 medium
Chilli powder  ----  1/4 tea sp
Green chillies ----   2 chopped
Salt  to taste
Oil  1 tab sp (coconut oil preferably)
For Masala :---
Onion -- 1 big chopped
Ginger garlic paste  ----  1 tea sp
Green chillies -- 2 chopped
Garam masala  --- 1 tea sp
Fennel powder  ----  1/4 tea sp
Tomato  --- 1 medium chopped
Coriander leaves  ---  1 tab sp chopped 
Mint leaves  ---- 1 tab sp chopped
Salt to taste  
Oil   --- 2tab sp (coconut oil preferably)
For rice:--
  Basmati rice  ----   1 and half cup
Onion   ---- 1 mediun chopped
Green chilli  ----  2 chopped
Ginger garlic paste  ---  1/2 tea sp
Cinnamon  ---  2 inch piece
Cardamom ---  2
Cloves  ----  2
Lemon juice  ---  1 and half tea sp
Ghee  ---  1/2 tab sp
Salt to taste
For garnishing:
Hard boiled eggs -- 2
Coriander and mint leaves  --2 tab sp chopped
A hand full Cashew nuts and raisins fried
1. Combine all the ingredients which is given for omelet mix well to combine every thing.
2. Heat oil in a pan , pour the egg mixture and make an omelet, when cooked remove from pan and cut in to bite size pieces, set a side.
For Masala:--
1. Heat oil in pan add chopped onion and fry till golden, then add chopped green chillies, ginger garlic and fry for a while.
2. Now add chopped tomato and cook for few minutes and add Garam masala, fennel seed powder, salt to taste, chopped coriander and min mix well and add omelet pieces, mix well, remove from fire and set a side.
For rice:---
 1. Heat ghee in a pan add cardamom, clove and cinnamon fry for a while then add chopped onion and fry till onion turns in to transparent then add ginger garlic, green chillies and fry for a while.
2. Wash and drain all the water from rice and add this rice  and stir for 2 minutes then add lemon juice,salt to taste, 2 cups of water bring to full boil cover and cook till rice is done.
Assembling the Biriyani:--
In a heavy bottom or non stick pan first make a layer with egg masala and spread the ricein to a layer on the top of the masala like this make layers with rice and masala.
Top layer should be rice. finally sprinkle with chopped coriander and mint leaves and some fried dry fruits and cover with a tight lid.
Heat a dosa tawa or a chapati pan, reduce the heat to low and place this biriyani pan on that dosa pan and cook for 15 to 20 minutes in a very low heat
Serve garnished with hard boiled eggs, fried onion and dry fruits.
Serve with pickle, raita and pappad.
If you use coconut oil for masala and omelet that gives a authentic flavor to  biriyani other wise you can use sunflower oil.
You can increase the eggs for omelet according to your like I use 2 you can make the to 4 eggs.
  And make little thick omelet  if you make thin omelet it will brake and turn in to burji.
Once biriyani is fineshed keep it like that covered for another 15 to 20 minutes.
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vaishali sabnani said...

What a fantastic recipe Padma..even though I do not use eggs I am sure the egg lovers will love it.

Srivalli said...

I heard from my down south friends that they make regular omelette with coconut paste..it sounded so good..and I am sure it must have tasted awesome in a biryani..

Jayanthi said...

Nice egg biryani. I'm bookmarking it and need to give it a try.

Sarita said...

Egg biryani looks very good. With omelette and boiled eggs always tastes great.

Priya Suresh said...

Flavourful egg briyani, i do this way also, that bowl of biryani is just tempting me.

Pavani said...

That is such a flavorful and delicious looking Kerala egg biryani. Looks simply tempting and amazing.

Srividhya said...

yummm.. Love the addition of eggs

Sneha's Recipe said...

A yummy Kerala biryani.

Unknown said...

Egg biryani looks fantastic...Love to grab some now:)

cookingwithsapana said...

Egg biryani looks delicious .

Archana said...

This is one yummy biryani. Love it a lot.