Sunday, December 27, 2009

Egg Biryani - Dhum Cooked

Cooking Biryani on weekends is a must for me. I just love the cooking flavour of biryani coming out of every house on weekends. So for my part, i try to tempt others.

Egg Biriyani - Dhum cooked


Rice - 3 small tumblers
Egg's - 4
Red Onions - 3
Tomato - 1
Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Green Chilli - 1

Milagaai thool / Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp

For Thalippu / Tadka :

Ghee / Oil - 6 tbsp's
Cashewnuts - 5
Pattai / Cinnamon Stick - 2 small stick's
lavang / cloves - 2
Sombu / saunf - 1/2 tsp
elakkaai / cardamon - 3
Bringe leaf - 1

For Grinding:

1. Kothamalli kaambu / Corriander Stem's - 5
2. Cinnamon stick (pattai) - 2 smal sticks
3. Lavang - 2
4. Ginger - 2' inch
5. Garlic - 7 (big cloves)
6. Green Chilli - 1
7. Tomato - 1/2
8. Yogurt - 3 tsp
9. Sombu - 1/4 tsp

To Garnish:

Mint Leaves / Puthina - 10 leaves
Corriander Leaves - 3 tbsp's (chopped)
Oil - 3 tbsp's
Red Onion - 2 no. (chopped finely)
Potato - 2 no. (chopped in shape of french fries)


Boil the Egg's with little salt in 2 cup's of water on slow flame for about 10 minutes. remove the oute shell and leave it aside.

Soak the Rice in water for about 30 mins. If you are using Basmati Rice, soak it just for 10 mins.

Chop the Onion's finely and keep aside. get ready with ginger and garlic.

Now we shall Grind the masala's.. Grind the masala, with the ingredients given under Grinding and keep aside.

Heat a Aluminium Vessel(like the one shown in pic. below) add ghee or oil and let it to heat. Now add cinnamon, cloves, cardamon, bringe leaf, cashew nuts and fry them in slow flame. add saunf and fry it.

Now add the finely chopped Red Onion's and saute them, till they turn light brown. or till u feel
the nice smell of onions.

Now add the Peas and mix well with the onions.

Add the Grinded masala's to the vessel and saute them for 2 minutes, till the raw smell of ginger-garlic goes off.

Now add the soaked rice and mix well.

Add Chilli Powder and Garam masala and mix well. also add salt to taste.

Now add exactly 5 cup's of water and stir well. (if using Basmati rice use just 3 cup's of water.)

Add Boiled Egg's, Mint / puthina leaves and corriander leaves and close the vessel with its lid.

Dhum Biryani Cooking Method

Place a Heavy weighing vessel over the Biryani cooking vessel. I kept my Pressure cooker filled with water on top of the vessel.

Let this Biryani get cooked in slow flame for about 30 mins. Basmati rice may get cooked earlier or just take 20 mins more or less.

Heat Oil in a pan, fry the chopped Red Onions in medium flame till they are browned. this may take atleast 5 mins.

also fry the potatoes.

Now serve the Biryani with fried onions and fried potatoes.

Egg Biryani with Fried Onions and Fried Potatoes

Enjoy the Dhum Cooked Egg Biryani!!!


  1. Holiday Season..Madam..:)..enna ithu daily Blogging?? :)
    Dum Biriyani looks delectable..:)..Mu husb wants me to try Dum method..though I have not tried this yet..hope we can make veg bir too by the same method..the version here seems to be easy and practical..will surely try soon..:)
    Loved the healthy juices down there too..would compliment this heavy meal..;)..

  2. Supera iruka paka.....havent tried dum method yet. will try ur version sometime later. Happy hols!

  3. Yum, such a nice looking biryani! Great recipe :)

  4. Dum briyani,paakum bothey saapdanum pola erruku lavi

  5. Cheers! I made a version egg kofta briyani for the marathon too :)
    Will try yours the next time..nice masala..

  6. Lavi,
    I prepared biriyani placing the vessel over a tawa and the whole thing on low flame. This idea is also good, will try it out the next time I prepare Biriyani.

  7. This seem royal biryani !! Very tempting one , bookmarked !!

  8. Very elaborate and delicious! And I totally love the amount of spices ... sooo good!

  9. oka video unte bagunu..Nri's ki e items dorakali ante konchem kashtam so inka simplified ga ingredients use cheyandi


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