Easy Egg Biryani
Recipe type: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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Serves: 2
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 3-4 eggs
  • One red onion
  • A handful of baby potatoes (or one regular potato)
  • Two tomatoes
  • Coriander
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  1. First, prep everything. If you don't have leftover rice, make a cup of rice, then boil your potatoes and eggs.*
  2. Once everything is ready, fry off your onions in a little olive oil and, once they start picking up colour, add your spices and garlic. Once everything is incorporated and fragrant, add your chopped tomatoes and coriander.
  3. Once it’s cooked down a little, remove half the mixture and set aside. Flatten the sauce down on the base of the pan and add some water to ensure that it doesn’t burn (a little charring is a good thing). Then add half the sliced potatoes, then half the amount of rice on top. Pack it down.**
  4. Add the rest of the tomato and onion mixture and flatten on top of the rice. Then add your eggs and the rest of your potatoes. Finally, add the rest of the rice and flatten it down. Cover and put on a low heat for 10 minutes.
  5. I’d suggest serving this by turning it upside down onto a plate — it’s a great one for the centre of the table. This is enough for two, but if you’d like more, double the recipe.
* When I was taking photographing the recipe for this post, I made the yolks a little too runny, but honestly, that just seeps into the rice and makes it moist and delicious. Try to have it be just-set, that’s ideal. It’ll cook further when layered with everything else.
** If you don't pack the layers down tightly, it will break apart when flipped over
Recipe by Sand Kitchen at https://sandkitchen.com/egg-biryani/