Chettinad Egg Dum Biriyani


Chettinad Egg Dum Biriyani

Egg biryani, makes for a perfect Sunday meal with raita and curry. This egg biryani is a great treat for egg lovers. It is very easy to make and does not take much time once you are familiar with the recipe.
Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people


Dry Spices:

  • 1 nos star anise
  • 1 nos bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp shahi jeera black cumin
  • 4 nos green cardamoms
  • 5 nos cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 strand mace


  • Wash the basmati rice and parboil with a large amount of water along with whole garam masala and 4 to 5 green chillies (slit vertically) and a little salt.
  • After the water boils add rice and allow it to cook 50%
  • Heat the Pan & add oil, turmeric, red chilly powders and little salt. Arrange the eggs in the pan. (Ref Picture)
  • Roast the eggs and keep aside.
  • In the other pan add oil, dry spices
  • Fry the onions, ginger garlic paste, green chillies, tomatoes
  • After the tomatoes become soft add yogurt, red chilly, turmeric, coriander powders then allow few minutes up to the raw smell goes and keep the masala aside.
  • In a thick bottom vessel put some oil and pour the masala, arrange few egg pieces.
  • Add the partial amount of rice which already cooked 50% layer with mint & coriander leaves and sprinkle biriyani masala.
  • Add same procedure for the next layer(Ref Picture)
  • Squeeze the lemon & close the vessel tightly. Then allow to cook for 15min.
  • Open the vessel add ghee and mix slowly, now the biriyani is ready to serve.
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