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KERALA EGG BIRIYANI-Learn how to prepare delicious Kerala style egg biriyani,prepared with basmati rice boiled eggs,spices and coconut milk.

Kerala  egg biriyani

egg biriyani


  1. Basmati rice- 1and 1/4  to 1.5  cup( see notes)
  2. Egg(hard boiled)- 2 to 4 nos
  3. Cardamom- 2nos
  4. Cinnamon stick- 2 nos(1 ” piece)
  5. Bay leaves- 1 no
  6. Cloves-5 to 6 nos
  7. Ginger and garlic -finely chopped- 1 tbsp
  8. Green chili chopped- 1 no(or to taste)
  9. Onion chopped finely- 2  nos
  10. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  11. Kashmiri chili powder-1 tsp(or to taste,see notes)
  12. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  13. Tomato chopped finely -1 no small
  14. Coconut milk(thick)-3/4 cup
  15. Mint leaves chopped- 1 to 2 tbsp
  16. Coriander leaves chopped- 2 tbsp
  17. Garam masala (for sprinkling)-1/8 tsp
  18. Water
  19. Oil/Ghee
  20. Salt to taste.
To garnish
  1. Onion sliced finely- 1 no
  2. Cashew nuts and raisins- few
  3. Oil/Ghee


  • TO PREPARE RICE -Heat oil/Ghee in a pan ,add rice and saute for 3 to 4 minutes,pour sufficient amount of water(approximately 2 to 2 1/4 cups) and add salt to taste.Cook until rice is 3/4th done.Keep aside.
  • TO PREPARE GARNISH-Meanwhile, heat oil/ghee in a pan and fry sliced onion, cashew  nuts and raisins (for garnishing)separately until it turns brown and keep aside.
  • TO PREPARE THE EGG MASALA-Now heat oil in a pan ,add the whole spices(cardamon,bay leaves,cinnamon and cloves) and saute till fragrant.
  • Add ginger ,garlic,green chili and chopped onion and saute till onion turn almost brown.
  • Add turmeric powder,chili powder and garam masala,saute till raw smell leaves.
  • Add tomato and saute till it is completely cooked.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and add salt to taste.Add the hard boiled eggs and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on low flame or until the gravy thickens.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan arrange the masala and cooked rice  in layers.Sprinkle chopped coriander and mint leaves , garam masala  and few drops of ghee(adding ghee is optional) on  each layer of rice.Garnish with fried onions,cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Cover the pan and cook over low flame for 8 to 10 minutes.(you can also bake this at 200 deg C for 10 minutes)
  • Serve with simple raitha.

NOTES:( Updated on 6/5/14)

  • If you are using red chili powder,adjust the quantity according to your taste.
  • If you like more masala for the biriyani ,use 1 and 1/4 cup rice,or use 1.5 cups rice for a milder version.

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    yummmmm!!!! such a wonderful clicks!! loved it!!

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Egg Biriyani looks so flavourful..bookmarked to try

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    delicious looking aromatic biryani looks wonderful

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    biryani looks very tempting…beautifully presentaed…yummy
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    Reshmi Mahesh
    August 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Tempting biryani…looks wonderful…loved the presentation and clicks..

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Awesome looking biryani…

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    August 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Wow.. super classy briyani… Simply divine..

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    Treat and Trick
    August 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Tempting click and looks wonderful!

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    August 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Thank You for dropping by my place. You have a lovely space. All the pics are mouth watering.

    See you again

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    Sangeetha M
    August 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Thanx for leading me to this wonderful space…loved it particularly ur pictures n presentation…glad to join u 🙂
    Coming to this biryani ,wow looks so delicious n tempting…awesome recipe ..bookmarked ..wanna try this for sure 🙂

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    August 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    This biryani looks so delicious!

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    August 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    mouthwatering…will try this soon..bookmarking..

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    Suja Manoj
    August 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    This biryani is tempting me a lot..flavorful and delicious

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    Prabha Mani
    August 19, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Hello…really am happy that u stopped in my space!!Wow., Biriyani luks awesome..Bookmarked 🙂
    Superb pics., Gonna follow u!!

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    August 19, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Wow. Egg biryani looks tempting. Good one and nice clicks.


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    August 19, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Mouth watering clicks…..First tym at your place…Happy 2 follow u

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    August 19, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Your biryani is a tempting. I would love to earn a good reputation out of it and prepare it for our catering services.

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    Gopika Ram
    August 19, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Girl.. this looks so awesome that I tried it right now. Sadly, its past midnight, so I shall be eating only tomorrow. Will let you know the verdict tomorrow. I just love the aroma already 😀 Thank you so much for sharing 😀

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    Prathima Rao
    August 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Royal, super delicious biryani…The fried onions make it even more appealing!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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    August 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Looks delicious!!! Love it… and your pics are killing me! You are so gifted!!

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    August 19, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Looks very yummy! You have a very delicious space out here.

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    Gopika Ram
    August 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Ohhh.. I made this biryani and it turned out awesome 😀 So awesome that I did not get a chance to take a pic. Next time I shall and put up the post.. Yummm 😀 Thank you soooooo much..

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    August 23, 2011 at 4:04 am

    hi gopika
    really happy that you liked it…
    Thank you all for your lovely comments..hugs!!!

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    January 3, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Nice One …today i am going to try this …thx !

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    January 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    amazing idea.. thank you 🙂

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