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Egg Biryani – Easy, Flavorful & Spicy | Stovetop Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

This EGGcelent biryani recipe is a Hyderabadi inspired vegetarian egg dum biryani with marinated hard boiled eggs, creamy & spicy yogurt gravy, and a warm saffron aroma. Paired with a refreshing raita, this big pot of egg (anda) biryani is a perfect feast to share with your family and friends.

Join us as we teach you how to make anda biryani Hyderabadi style!

The instructions below show how to make Egg Biryani on the stovetop, but feel free to use an instant pot or slow cooker if you prefer. Check out the Egg Biryani Recipe below and watch our video for some helpful tips! Below you will find the egg biryani ingredients and instructions:

Prep Time40 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
DifficultyIntermediate

Ingredients:

For Egg Biryani Rice:
Basmati Rice - 1.5 cups
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Water - 5 cups
Star Anise - 1
Cinnamon Stick - 1
Green Cardamoms - 2
Cloves - 2
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
For Eggs:
Hard Boiled Eggs - 6 peeled
Yogurt (or curd) - 1/2 cup
Red Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Biryani Masala - 2 tbsp
Green Chilies - 3-4 sliced
Mint Leaves - 2 tbsp roughly chopped
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp roughly chopped
For Hyderabadi Biryani Gravy:
Ghee (or butter) - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Bay Leaf - 2
Cinnamon Stick - 1
Green Cardamom - 4
Cloves - 3
Black Peppercorns - 4-5
Onions - 1 cup sliced
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Cashews - 2 tbsp roughly chopped
Tomatoes - 1 cup sliced
Fried Onions - 2 tbsp
For Saffron Milk:
Milk - 1/4 cup warm
Saffron - 20 strands
For Garnish:
Fried Onions - 2 tbsp
Mint Leaves - 1 tbsp roughly chopped
Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp roughly chopped

Instructions:

How to Cook Basmati Rice for Egg Biryani:

1) Wash 1.5 cups of Basmati rice thoroughly until the water runs clear.

2) Cover rice completely with water and soak for about 30 minutes.

3) In a large pot, bring 5 cups of water to a boil.

4) Add 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cardamoms & 2 cloves to the water.

5) Drain the excess water from the soaked rice, and add to the boiling water.

6) Return water to a full rolling boil. Then, boil for 5 more minutes

PRO TIP: Do not overcook the rice - we will cook it more later!

7) Remove from heat, strain rice, and set aside.

How to Prepare Saffron Milk:

8) Add 1/4 cup warm milk and 20 saffron strands to a small bowl - mix. Set aside to soak for 30 minutes.

How to Marinate Eggs:

9) Score 6 peeled hard boiled eggs by lightly running the edge of your knife down the sides of the eggs.

PRO TIP: Use a small 'paring' knife!

10) Add 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tbsp biryani masala to a small mixing bowl. Whisk Until Smooth.

PRO TIP: Does your Biryani Masala have whole spices? Try sifting to remove them if you prefer!

11) Add scored eggs, 4 sliced green chilies, 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves, and 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.

12) Mix well and set aside to marinate.

How to Make Egg Biryani Gravy:

13) Heat 2 tbsp of ghee and 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan.

14) When the oil is hot, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 bay leaves, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 green cardamoms, 3 cloves, 4-5 peppercorns and sauté the whole spices for a few seconds or until fragrant.

15) Add 1 cup of sliced onions and sauté for 3 minutes until they are light golden in color.

16) Reduce heat to medium, add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes.

PRO TIP: Be careful, the oil might splatter!

17) Add 2 tbsp cashews and cook for 1 minute.

18) Add 1 cup of sliced tomatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes until they turn mushy and the oil seeps from the mixture.

19) Add the marinated eggs + yogurt and stir quickly and thoroughly until combined.

20) Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the raw smell is gone.

21) Add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, a big pinch of salt and mix well again.

22) Once mixed, add 1/2 cup water and mix well.

23) Cook for 5 more minutes, or until the gravy thickens up. Turn off the heat. Remove it from the stove and set aside.

How to Assemble Egg Dum Biryani:

24) Add half of the biryani rice to the bottom of an oiled pot.

25) Place eggs evenly on the rice, then spread the gravy evenly in between them.

26) Cover the eggs and gravy with the remaining rice.

27) Pour the saffron milk evenly over the top.

28) Sprinkle 1 tbsp mint leaves, 1 tbsp coriander leaves, and 2 tbsp fried onions over it.

PRO TIP: Add a bit of water (1-2 tbsp) to help with steaming the hyderabadi egg biryani.

29) Seal the rice and gravy filled pot with an aluminum foil and cover tightly with the lid.

30) Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

31) Serve with raita or chutney!

Notes for dairy-free: use a plant based yogurt alternative for anda biryani masala.

Let us know what you think of our hyderabadi egg dum biryani recipe on our YouTube comments!

Ingredients

For Egg Biryani Rice:
 Basmati Rice - 1.5 cups
 Salt - 1/8 tsp
 Oil - 1 tbsp
 Water - 5 cups
 Star Anise - 1
 Cinnamon Stick - 1
 Green Cardamoms - 2
 Cloves - 2
 Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
For Eggs:
 Hard Boiled Eggs - 6 peeled
 Yogurt (or curd) - 1/2 cup
 Red Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
 Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
 Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
 Biryani Masala - 2 tbsp
 Green Chilies - 3-4 sliced
 Mint Leaves - 2 tbsp roughly chopped
 Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp roughly chopped
For Hyderabadi Biryani Gravy:
 Ghee (or butter) - 2 tbsp
 Oil - 1 tbsp
 Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
 Bay Leaf - 2
 Cinnamon Stick - 1
 Green Cardamom - 4
 Cloves - 3
 Black Peppercorns - 4-5
 Onions - 1 cup sliced
 Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
 Cashews - 2 tbsp roughly chopped
 Tomatoes - 1 cup sliced
 Fried Onions - 2 tbsp
For Saffron Milk:
 Milk - 1/4 cup warm
 Saffron - 20 strands
For Garnish:
 Fried Onions - 2 tbsp
 Mint Leaves - 1 tbsp roughly chopped
 Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp roughly chopped

Directions

How to Cook Basmati Rice for Egg Biryani:
1

1) Wash 1.5 cups of Basmati rice thoroughly until the water runs clear.

2

2) Cover rice completely with water and soak for about 30 minutes.

3

3) In a large pot, bring 5 cups of water to a boil.

4

4) Add 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cardamoms & 2 cloves to the water.

5

5) Drain the excess water from the soaked rice, and add to the boiling water.

6

6) Return water to a full rolling boil. Then, boil for 5 more minutes

PRO TIP: Do not overcook the rice - we will cook it more later!

7

7) Remove from heat, strain rice, and set aside.

How to Prepare Saffron Milk:
8

8) Add 1/4 cup warm milk and 20 saffron strands to a small bowl - mix. Set aside to soak for 30 minutes.

How to Marinate Eggs:
9

9) Score 6 peeled hard boiled eggs by lightly running the edge of your knife down the sides of the eggs.

PRO TIP: Use a small 'paring' knife!

10

10) Add 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tbsp biryani masala to a small mixing bowl. Whisk Until Smooth.

PRO TIP: Does your Biryani Masala have whole spices? Try sifting to remove them if you prefer!

11

11) Add scored eggs, 4 sliced green chilies, 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves, and 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.

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12) Mix well and set aside to marinate.

How to Make Egg Biryani Gravy:
13

13) Heat 2 tbsp of ghee and 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan.

14

14) When the oil is hot, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 bay leaves, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 green cardamoms, 3 cloves, 4-5 peppercorns and sauté the whole spices for a few seconds or until fragrant.

15

15) Add 1 cup of sliced onions and sauté for 3 minutes until they are light golden in color.

16

16) Reduce heat to medium, add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes.

PRO TIP: Be careful, the oil might splatter!

17

17) Add 2 tbsp cashews and cook for 1 minute.

18

18) Add 1 cup of sliced tomatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes until they turn mushy and the oil seeps from the mixture.

19

19) Add the marinated eggs + yogurt and stir quickly and thoroughly until combined.

20

20) Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the raw smell is gone.

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21) Add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, a big pinch of salt and mix well again.

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22) Once mixed, add 1/2 cup water and mix well.

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23) Cook for 5 more minutes, or until the gravy thickens up. Turn off the heat. Remove it from the stove and set aside.

How to Assemble Egg Dum Biryani:
24

24) Add half of the biryani rice to the bottom of an oiled pot.

25

25) Place eggs evenly on the rice, then spread the gravy evenly in between them.

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26) Cover the eggs and gravy with the remaining rice.

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27) Pour the saffron milk evenly over the top.

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28) Sprinkle 1 tbsp mint leaves, 1 tbsp coriander leaves, and 2 tbsp fried onions over it.

PRO TIP: Add a bit of water (1-2 tbsp) to help with steaming the hyderabadi egg biryani.

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29) Seal the rice and gravy filled pot with an aluminum foil and cover tightly with the lid.

30

30) Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

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31) Serve with raita or chutney!

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Notes for dairy-free: use a plant based yogurt alternative for anda biryani masala.

Egg Biryani – Easy, Flavorful & Spicy | Stovetop Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
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