Mar 24, 2008

Marinated Egg Biryani With Gobi Manchurian

I can guess,by seeing this post you all may wonder“What egg biryani with Gobi Manchurian!!!!!!!!!! Does this combination work?” Even I wondered the same when ‘K’ asked me to prepare biryani with Gobi for our Sunday lunch! But the result was so good than I expected. Had no idea of blogging this, but after tasted I wanted to blog it.For egg biryani, instead of adding boiled eggs to the rice I marinate and sauté the eggs for a while and mixed it with rice. It will give nice flavor and texture to the egg biryani.


Boiled egg – 4
Basmati rice – 21/2 cups
Tomatoes - 3 big
Onions - 1/2 cup peeled
Ginger,Garlic paste – 2tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Mint – 1/2bunch
Green chilies - 4
Shan biryani masala – 2tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashews - 8
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cardamoms - 2 to 3
Cloves - few
Bay leaf - 1
Ghee - 2 tsp
Orange food color (mixed in water) – 1tsp

For marinating eggs:

Egg – 1
Chili powder – 1tsp
Rice flour – 2tsp
Gram flour – 2tsp
Ginger, garlic paste- 1tsp
Coriander powder – 2tsp


Soak rice for 10 minutes. Heat oil and ghee in a heavy vessel and fry cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. Add ginger, garlic paste and fry till brown and then add slit green chilies and onions. Fry for a minute and add cashews. Fry till good smell comes in medium flame. Add tomato paste, shan biryani (I love to use shan products) and chili powder and boil for few minutes. Now add chopped coriander and mint leaves. When it starts boiling add rice, mix well, close the lid and reduce flame. Cook exactly for 10 minutes.After all the water evaporates put in a small flame as much as possible. Cook for another 10 mins.. If you want keep a dosa pan underneath for even heating. For marinating the eggs mix all the ingredients together. Dip the boiled eggs in the mixture and sauté it in 2tsp of oil for 5mins in medium flame. Now add the eggs into the rice and mix it carefully. At the end pour the food color on the top of the rice and remove from heat.Garnish with coriander leaves and cashews.


I made a spicy version of Gobi Manchurian, which goes well with rice.


Cauliflower florets – 3cups
Corn flour – 1cup
Besan flour – 2tsp(optional)
Rice flour – 1tsp(optional)
Maida – 1/2cup
Chopped onion – 1cup
Finely chopped green chili – 4
Chopped spring onions – 1/2cup
Ginger, garlic paste – 1tsp
Soy sauce – 1/2tsp
Chilli sauce and ketchup – 3tsp
Oil for frying


Boil the water with salt add cauliflower florets and cook for 10mins.Drain the water and keep aside. In bowl mix the salt,cornflour,maida,besan and rice flour together, add water and make a thick batter. (I like to add rice and basan flour for crispness). Dip the florets into the mixture and fry until crisp. Drain the oil. Heat oil in a medium pan adds ginger, garlic paste, onion and fry for 5mins.Now add green chili and spring onions and sauté it for a while. Add all the sauces one by one and sauté it for 5 mins.Add fried florets into the sauce and mix well. Garnish with fresh coriander and spring onions. Serve hot with rice.


Kalai said...

This looks wonderful! I like the idea of marinating the eggs. Must have added tons of flavor! :)

Hima said...

I love gobi manchurian. The colour of it is so tempting.

Cham said...

Hum, vittukku varallama Dhivya. Marinating gives a different flavor , the gobi and rice are such a feast for eyes and tummy :)

Divya Vikram said...

Dhivya havent heard marinating eggs..Looks great..the gobi looks tempting too..By the way ur pics look too good

kamala said...

Very interesting idea of tempting.

Lavi said...

Colourfull dishes Dhivya..yesterday night i too tried manchurian.

Saswati said...

marinating the eggs is anice idea and nice pics Divya:)

Laavanya said...

My husband loves both - egg biryani and gobi manchurian so this is a lunch he'd simply love! Looks great Dhivya.

Anonymous said...

looks fab!! i made egg biryani too on sunday.... always a favourite!!

Seema said...

Marinating eggs for Biryani - great idea!! Looks delicious Dhivya...

ranji said...

wow dhivya!!i love gobi manchuri..and urs looks awesome...the colour of the dish is very have come out great!!:)and
Thank u so much for the unexpected compliment:)

Trupti said...

marinating eggs..never heard & tried..but nice idea.

I love Manchurian..I haven't tried this for long time. By seeing these photos I am drooling here.

Uma said...

Wow, the rice looks so colorful. Yummy!

By the way, reg. your doubt for strawberry-banana smoothie, you may add any flavor of icecream, Dhivya! It really doesn't matter. Use the chacolate flavor, it tastes better. Thanks for asking.

AnuSriram said...

That looks gr8... Nice entries..

priya said...

wonderful pictures and recipe divya!love the color of gobi...

Dhivya said...

kalai - Yeah kalai:))it tastes wonderful

Hima - glad u like the color

Cham - Eppo vena vanga cham veetuku:))ungalukaga biryani kathutu iruku

Divya - do try this divya:)

Kamala - thanks kamala:)

Lavi - glad u too made this lavi:))

saswati - thanks dear

arundati - thanks for visiting my blog dear

Dhivya said...

seema - thanks seema

Ranji - glad u like the color and dish:)welcome for ur thanks:)))

Trupti - do u want me to parcel this girl:))

Uma - thanks for the reply uma:)

Anu and priya - thanks for dropping by girls

sandhiya said...

wow!wonderful dishes!thanks for sharing

niya said...

Thanks Dhivya


Meera said...

Looks delicious

Sia said...

dhivya, i'll hunt u down and kick u for tempting me :P girl, i am drooling...

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Hi Dhivya
I really like your idea of marinating the eggs..It sure would enhance the taste.. Gobi manchurian looks delicious too!!

notyet100 said...

hi dhiya,thanks for visiting my page,,ur blog looks too inviting and colourful,i am sure can learn from u lotz...keep visiting as i update my site,,daily,...hope to ceeya more often

ServesYouRight said...

Wow! Jangri and now Gobi Manchurian - you are one hard working girl in the kichen - they look YUM!


Dhivya said...

sandhya and meera - thanks dear:)

sia - ha..ha..ha

swati - thanks swati:)glad u like this

notyet100 - sure..i like ur blog too

serves - thanks dear for the nice words

It's all about passion for cooking said...

Hey..this is such a mouth watering dish :))

ANJALI J. said...

Gobi manchurian looks husband saw ur manchurian recipe and is asking me to make it again. poor guy its been a long time since i made gobi manchurian for him :)

foni said...

oh my god... totally so freshy to see.
is that a gobi in the pictures?
im gonna try to cook this one too
i really need variation of indian dishes.....
thx again dhivya