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Hyderabadi Egg Biryani Recipe, Egg Dum Biryani Recipe

An easy style egg dum biryani for those who would love to stay away from eating mutton and chicken main dishes like special biryanis.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 3
Calories 270 kcal


For the egg marination:

  • 4 eggs boiled and peeled
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • a pinch of black pepper corn powder
  • 2 cardamoms powdered
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 3-4 slit green chillies
  • 1 cup yogurt approx...150 ml
  • 4-5 medium size onions sliced and deep fried
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extracted juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For the rice:

  • 3 cups/500 gms basmati rice soak for 30 minutes before cooking
  • 1 cardamom elaichi
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon stick dalchini
  • 1-2 cloves loung
  • 1 bay leaf tej patta
  • ½ teaspoon shahi zeera caraway seeds
  • 2 black pepper corns
  • salt - to taste
  • water for boiling rice approx... 2 glasses

For garnishing during dum:

  • 1 tablespoon deep fried onions
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 2 saffron strands infused in 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small size lemon extracted juice


For the egg marination:

  • Firstly, take a bowl, into it, add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder.
  • Make a paste of mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chillies all together by adding a pinch of salt into those ingredients and add this paste into the marinade.
  • Add beaten yogurt into the marinade.
  • Crush the deep fried onions finely and add into the marinade mixture.
  • Add black pepper corn powder and cardamom powder.
  • Mix the whole mixture well.
  • Add some oil and lemon extracted juice into it.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add peeled boiled eggs into the marinade and carefully mix everything.
  • Rest this marinade aside for 30 minutes.

For cooking rice:

  • In a cooking pot, add water, add salt as per taste.
  • Add whole spices such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, caraway seeds, bay leaf, black pepper corns.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the soaked rice into it and cook it until ¾ th done(approx...80% done).
  • Strain the rice and keep aside.

For the dum:

  • In a flat bottom vessel, grease the bottom with some oil.
  • Add the egg marinade carefully at the base of the vessel.
  • Over the marinade add ¾th cooked rice all over.
  • Spread the rice evenly.
  • Garnish it with mint leaves, coriander leaves, deep fried onions.
  • Add ghee all over the rice.
  • Add some oil all over the rice.
  • Add saffron infused milk all over and sprinkle lemon extract all over the rice.
  • Cover the lid tightly.
  • Switch on the stove.
  • Place the tawa on the stove.
  • Place the vessel over the tawa/gridle.
  • Dum the biryani on high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Put on sim flame and dum for 15-20 minutes.
  • Egg dum biryani is ready to be served!!!


Nutrition Facts
Hyderabadi Egg Biryani Recipe, Egg Dum Biryani Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.