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Easy Egg Biryani Recipe | Lazy Chef’s Version | No Biryani rice needed

Biryani lovers are everywhere. And making one is not so complicated. To make your life easy, let's see a lazy cook's version of it. This egg biryani recipe doesn't need biryani rice.


  • 4 Cups Parboiled rice / புழுங்கல் அரிசி
  • 5 Cups Water / தண்ணீர் for rice
  • 3-5 Eggs / முட்டை
  • 3 Cloves / கிராம்பு
  • 3 Cardamom / ஏலக்காய்
  • 3/4 Piece Cinnamon / பட்டை
  • 1/2 Bay leaf / பிரியாணி இலை
  • 2 Medium Onions / வெங்காயம்
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes / தக்காளி
  • 2 Green Chilli / பச்சை மிளகாய்
  • 1/4 Cup புதினா
  • 1/2 Cup கொத்தமல்லி 
  • 2 tbsp Ginger, Garlic / இஞ்சி பூண்டு paste
  • 3 tbsp Chilli powder / மிளகாய் தூள்
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder / மல்லி தூள்
  • 2 tbsp Garam Masala or Chicken Masala / கரம் மசாலா சிக்கன் மசாலா
  • Half lemon / எலுமிச்சை


  • Wash and soak rice for about 20 mins in 2 cups of water.
  • Boil 3-5 eggs as per your need. Remove the skin once the eggs cool off. Set aside.
  • Take a kadai, and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add 1.5 teaspoon chilli powder and 1 tablespoon salt.
  • Gently stir until the chilli powder changes color. Once it does, switch OFF the stove.
  • Make slits in the eggs and add to this. Switch ON the stove and stir for a minute until the masala coats the eggs nicely. Set aside.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes. Slit the green chillies.
  • Prepare ginger, garlic and mint, coriander pastes. Set aside.
  • In a cooker, add oil and ghee and warm it. Add the whole spices and stir for about a minute.
  • Add the chopped onions, and saute till translucent. Add the green chillies too.
  • Now, add ginger garlic paste and saute for about a minute in low flame (if you don’t reduce the flame, the ginger, garlic paste might stick to the bottom of the pan).
  • Add the tomatoes once the raw smell of ginger, garlic is gone. Saute for about 3 minutes.
  • Now add the spice powders and mint, coriander paste. Saute for about a minute.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon oil and keep stirring
  • Wait till the oil separates.
  • Now, add the rice, and add 5 more cups of water (there’s already 2 cups of water with the rice).
  • Add in the eggs + masala mixture
  • Add 1.5 tablespoons of salt. Squeeze in the juice of half lemon. Check for salt, and add if needed. Stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook for 5 whistles.
  • Once the steam cools off, open the cooker and enjoy the biryani hot!