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Egg Biryani- Indian Style Luchbox Idea

It is always a big twist in my mind, if I would have to cook any thing for the lunchbox for my hubby. He is just like a small kid. He do not like curries in his box, so I always make vegetable pulav, pulihora or noodles. But this time i wanted to make some thing special and I made eg biryani. He liked it very much and finished it. After he is done with luch, he called me in phone and told me that he liked it very much. If you wanna get such rewards try this recipe. I bet your loved one will be very happy. This is really quick and wonderful dish. You need to keep in mind that egg dum biryani is far different from egg biryani. This is made i vegetable pulav style. Two tastes very different.

Egg Biryani In my Hubbys lunch box

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Eggs - 5
Onions - 1 large
Tomato chopped-2 big
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 4 cloves
Green Chillies - 6 to 8
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - 1/4 cup
Cumin powder-1/2tbsp
coriander powder-1tbsp
Red capsicum and yellow capsicum chopped-1/2cup(optional)
batani/green peas-1/4cup
Cinnamon stick-1 inch
Bay Leaves - 2
Cardamom - 5
Plain Yogurt - 3 tablespoons
Shahi Jeera(black cumin) or youc an substitute normal cumin-1/2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 5 teaspoons
Soak the basmati rice in water for atleast 45min in a rice cooker. Then take a pan and heat 2tbsp of oil in it. Then add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds and wait till they spaltter. Then add onions & green chili and let them cook. When the onions & green chili are half cooked add ginger and garlic saute till raw flavor vanishes. Then add tomato, green peas & capsicum and cook till it turns tender. Mean while boil eggs and keep them aside. Add salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder, yogurt/curd and garam masala powder. Mix well by adding 3cups of water. Check for the taste, adjust salt. When the mixture comes to boil add coriander leaves, pudina/mint leaves and rice and cook like a normal rice. If you are cooking in a rice cooker then add this entire mixture in it and cook it like a normal rice. When the rice is about to done make slits (longitudinal) on the boiled egg and add it to the rice. Serve hot with perugu chutney/yogurt. I allowed it too cool a little and kept it for lunch box. I made majjiga pulusu(one of the famous curd dish prepared in south india especially in andhra pradesh). I recommend you to drink more water when you had this kind of spicy dishes. It will help your stomoch to balance pH. Hope you like my recipe. :)
Curry for egg biryani
rice cooked for egg biryani


  1. Yummy biryani...flavorful..

  2. Simply marvelous and tempting egg biriyani. Lovely preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. I wish that in my lunch box one day. I love the Biryani please.


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