Egg Biryani –is a must-try recipe for all egg lovers as it promises to take your love for eggs to another level altogether. The zesty marinade for egg biryani is made from freshly ground spices, grated ginger, minced garlic, chopped mint and cilantro.
This fresh and pungent marinade lends an unmistakable character to the otherwise humble boiled eggs and makes this dish one of the most tasteful meals.
Egg Biryani is a wholesome one pot meal that will satisfy both your hunger and your taste buds. Also known as Anda Biryani in India, this dish is made by cooking together fragrant long grain basmati rice, spiced hard boiled eggs, perfectly caramelized onions and select aromatic spices, delighting your senses in every bite.
The Instant Pot Egg Biryani tastes just as good as the traditional stove top version, and the flavors and textures are beautifully retained too. Not only will you have your dinner ready in 45 minutes, but you will also have your family practically eating out of your hands.
Originally from Persia, the dish Biryani gets its name from the Persian words “Biryan” and “Birinj” meaning “fried before cooking” and “rice” respectively.
Over time, biryani has greatly evolved in terms of the methods of cooking as well as the use of different meats or flavors across the length and breadth of India. On your India travels, be sure to sample the different biryani preparations as each one is unique and equally delish!
Ingredients for Egg Biriyani:-
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 6 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 2 yellow onions medium, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons Kashmiri red chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2.5 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1.5 teaspoons garam masala
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1.5 teaspoons ginger grated
- 1.5 teaspoons garlic minced
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup cilantro leaves chopped
- ¼ cup mint leaves chopped (optional)
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 pinch saffron mixed in 1 tablespoon warm milk optional
Here is my step by step egg biryani recipe:
Step 1: Rinse the rice and soak in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes. Drain all the water after 20 minutes.
Step 2 : Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and add ghee. Add onions and saute until they turn light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Take half of the onions out and reserve. Deglaze the bottom of the pot to remove any browning from sauteeing the onions. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to help remove any stuck browned bits as this will help the Instant Pot come to pressure properly.
Add cumin seeds, black peppercorns, bay leaves and saute for a minute. Turn the Instant Pot off and add red chili powder, turmeric, salt, garam masala, ginger, garlic, mint, cilantro, tomatoes and yogurt. Mix well
Step 4: Add eggs and mix, coating the eggs with the spices. Add rice over and spread it evenly. Add 2 cups of water and stir gently making sure most of the rice is under liquids
Step 5: Close the Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Pressure Cook (Low) for 5 minutes followed by 5 minutes natural pressure release. Release the remaining pressure and open the Instant Pot. Layer the reserved caramelized onions and saffron milk evenly on top. Garnish with remaining cilantro. Now Egg Biriyani Ready to serve.
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