Egg Biryani

I had seen this receipe in one of the cooking shows,tried it with some variation and it turned out well…..

Ingredients:

6 Hard boiled eggs.(Peeled and cut into halves)
1 Cup Basmati rice soaked and drained.
3 tbsp Ghee.
6 Cloces
6 Green cardamoms.
2 Small stick Cinnamon.
2 medium Onions.
1 large Potato(Cut into cubes and fried)
2 tbsp Cashewnuts fried.
2 tbsp Green peas
2 tbsp Corn(steamed)
1 large Tomato.
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste.
4 Green chillies.
1/4 tsp Chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
4 tbsp Yogurt.
1/2 cup Browned onion.
1/2 cup Fresh mint leaves.
Salt to taste.
2 cups Boiling water.
Method:
Heat 1½ tbsps ghee in a non-stick pan.
Add cloves, green cardamoms and cinnamon and sauté on medium heat.
Cut onions into cubes and add. Sauté on medium heat.
Heat 1½ tbsps ghee in a non stick kadai. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and hard boiled eggs.
Toss lightly, add salt. Cover and cook on low heat. When the eggs are lightly browned remove them into a bowl
Cut tomatoes into cubes. Add ginger-garlic paste to the onions and sauté for ½ minute. Add tomatoes and salt and let them cook.
 Add whole green chillies to the onion-tomato mixture and mix. Add rice,potatoes,peas,corns , cashewnuts  & yogurt, mix well.
Add ½ cup fried onions and mint leaves and mix. Add 2 cups water and mix gently and let it boil on high heat.
Add eggs.
Cover, reduce heat and cook till the rice is cooked. Serve hot garnished with  a mint sprig.
Tip:Same recipe can be used to make veg biryani by skipping eggs and adding some more vegies of your choice.
Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera.

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