Egg Pulao Or Egg Biryani



Made this one pot meal for lunch.
You can call it egg biryani or egg pulao. You can omit egg to make a delicious veg biryani or pulao.

Very easy to make and delicious.

I wanted to add mint and green peas but I haven’t. Added potatoes and French beans. You can add cauliflower, carrot or any other vegetables of your choice.

Everyone loved this aromatic delicious rice.

You can serve this with any raita but I like it with fruit raita with mild sweetness. You can enjoy it without any side dish too

I used 1 tsp ghee or clarified butter with oil but you can cook with only ghee or half ghee half oil.




Rice – 1 and 1/2 cup

Water – 2 cups and 1/4 cup. If you want soft rice like me then add 2 cups and 1/2 cups

Bay leaf – 1

Cardamom – 4-5

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Cloves – 3-4

Mace or javitri – 1 string

Jawa peppercorn/ Tailed pepper or kabab chini – 4 -5

Star anise – 1/2 piece and 1 for garnishing

Cumin powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Biryani masala – 2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Curd – 2 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1 and 1/2 tsp

Onions – 2 chopped

Tomatoes – 2 chopped

Green chilli – 2 chopped

Coriander leaves chopped – handful
You can add mint too ( I didn’t)

Potatoes – 2 chopped in cubes

French beans – 150 gram, chopped in 1 inch piece


Oil – 3 tbsp

Cashew nuts – 4 tsp

Clarified butter or ghee – 1 tsp

Curd – 2 tbsp


Wash and soak the rice for 1/2 an hour. Drain and keep aside. Boil the eggs. Peel them. Finely chop one egg to mix in the spices.

Prick the remaining eggs with a knife or fork for 2-3 times. Marinate with little salt and biryani masala. Keep aside.
Lightly crush the cardamom cinnamon cloves, kabab chini and star anise ( don’t grind).
Heat oil in a pan. Fry the cashew nuts, potatoes and French beans one by one and keep aside.
Add clarified butter or ghee. Add bay leaf, mace and crushed whole spices. Then add the chopped onion. Fry and when onions start to changes colour.
Add ginger garlic paste. Saute well. When raw smell goes away add chopped green chilli and chopped tomatoes.

Fry till the tomatoes get mushy. Add 1 finely chopped egg. Saute again and add salt and all the spices. Add well beaten curd.
Saute till the spices dried up. Add the fried vegetables and chopped coriander leaves. Add mint if you want. Mix and add rice. Fluff gently. Add water, eggs and fried cashew nuts.

Pressure cook for one whistle.
Its ready. Garnish with fried cashew nuts and star anise.
You can garnish with fried onion slices too.
Serve hot.


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Batter Up With Sujata

I am Sujata Roy. A homemaker, a doting mother to two beautiful grown up children, a blogger, a passionate cook and lastly a foodie. Experimenting in the kitchen is what I love and enjoy doing the most. Specially experimenting with vegetarian dishes and egg-less cakes and cookies is what interests me more. My loved ones are fond of vegetarian cuisines, so I have them in my mind whenever I dish out a new recipe. However, I do not limit my experimental cooking to vegetarian recipes only, non-vegetarian recipe ideas are also dished out. Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Cooking!

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