Egg Biryani – Muttai Biryani (Pressure Cooker Method)

April 26, 2021 Biryani/PulaoEgg Recipes  No comments

Egg Biryani or Muttai Biryani is an easy biryani variety made in pressure cooker. Biryani is always a favourite at home. My son can have biryani all day/every day. He just loves it. Do check my collection of biryani varieties if you are like him 🙂 Additionaly if you love eggs this is a total treat! We usually pair Biryani with some gravy and raita. Do check out my Egg Gravy recipe if interested.

Here is the video…



Now to the recipe..


Egg Biryani My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]

Egg Biryani Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 5
  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Mint leaves – handful
  • Ginger/garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp + 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp + 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Yogurt – 1/4 cup


Egg Biryani My Magic Pan



  • Boil and cook eggs for 10 mins with salt. Once cooked, peel the skin and keep the eggs ready. Heat a pressure cooker with oil. Add 1/4 tsp each of salt, chilli powder & garam masala powder. Mix the masalas and add the boiled eggs. Saute for a couple of mins until blisters appear on the eggs. Keep it aside.

  • In the same oil, add sliced onions. Saute until it turns golden brown. To this add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a couple of mins until the raw smell goes off.

  • Further add chopped tomatoes followed by salt, chilli powder and garam masala. Saute until tomatoes turn mushy and oil oozes out. Add some whipped curd to the tomato base and mix well.

  • Throw in a handful each of coriander and mint leaves. Give it a quick mix and enjoy the aromas. Add washed basmati rice and mix.

  • Add 3 cups of water. Mix well without breaking the rice. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle and simmer 10 minutes. Swich off. Once the pressure releases, fluff it with a fork.


Thats it! Flavourful and yummy Egg Biryani ready!

Serve hot with raita of your choice.




  1. Roasting the boiled eggs gives an extra flavour. Do not skip this step.
  2. You can add biryani masala instead of garam masala.
  3. Mint and coriander leaves add a lot of flavour and aroma to the biryani.
  4. You can temper with whole spices like bay leaf, cloves, star anise etc..


Egg Biryani My Magic


– By Sundari Nathan

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