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.
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