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Vegetarian Egg Biryani

Egg Biryani is a flavorful, vegetarian meal that you can make to experience the cuisine of India! It is made using basmati rice, hard boiled eggs, and quite a few seasonings. Don’t let the long recipe intimidate you! There are a lot of steps, but the reward is so worth it in the end.

Rice Ingredients Basmati Rice Bay leaf Whole Cloves Cardamom pods Black Peppercorns Cinnamon sticks Cumin Seeds Vegetable Oil Salt Lemon juice water Hard Boiled Egg Ingredients Hard boiled eggs Salt Ground Turmeric Red chili powder


Sauce Ingredients Vegetable oil Red onion Bay leaf Cloves Cardamom pods Black peppercorns Cinnamon sticks Cumin seeds Ginger Garlic Green chilis Red chili powder Turmeric Garam masala Ground coriander Roma tomatoes Plain yogurt Fresh cilantro Fresh mint

Make the Rice - Soak your basmati rice for 30 minutes. Boil the water and seasonings, add your rice and cook. 



Season the Eggs Coat the hard boiled eggs with the salt, turmeric, and red chili powder. Use a knife to poke little slits into the eggs.

Fry the Onions & Eggs Add the onions and fry until browned and crispy. Remove. Add the hard boiled eggs into the oil and fry until golden brown.



Make the Sauce Add lots of the seasonings, the yogurt, water and diced tomatoes. 


Cook it All Together - Wait until the oil separates out, then add the fried onions and eggs back into the pot. Add 2 tbsp fresh coriander, 2 tbsp fresh mint. Add the rice, then place more fried onions, coriander, and mint leaves on top of the rice.


Cover the pot, then put it over a medium flame for 10 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked.

There are MANY versions of this recipe. The order of adding the ingredients may change, but all recipes call for roughly the same ingredients. Though the steps might be in a different order, you’ll end up with the same result in the end!


Serve your Egg Biryani alongside some Instant Pot Palak Paneer!


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