Egg Tava Biryani Recipe – Quick Main Course

Tava Egg Biryani is 290 calorie main course rice preparation. Skip eggs if you are vegetarian. Tried and tested spicy recipe makes it in 15 minutes.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  11 Jan, 18


 vegEasy   हिंदी

Spicy Egg Biryani recipe is a quick fix preparation if you have steamed rice and boiled Eggs readily available with you.

This is different than the Dum biryani and is pretty much a hack of the original recipe.

The original Hyderabadi Biryani is famous for its cooking procedure that involves cooking on DUM (Hindi word). It means the softening of Basmati rice in a closed vessel with the lid being locked using the dough. This is a lengthy process.

Normally, in a faster life style, we do not get that much of time to spend on steaming rice with the dum process. Hence, we devised this quick Biryani version which would taste almost like restaurant and the original rice cuisine.

If you are vegetarian, you can simply skip the Eggs portion of this hunger buster.


25 min Prep
14 min Cook
Yield  4 cup
Nutrition Facts
Egg Tava Biryani Recipe - Quick Main Course
Amount Per Serving
Calories 599 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 216mg 72%
Sodium 1207mg 50%
Potassium 486mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 16%
Iron 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Making Onion Tadka Cook Time: 9 Minutes

  • Before starting with recipe, please note that you should have steamed rice and boiled eggs.
    If you don't have them yet, please boil both of them. We have counted the steaming rice time as 15 minutes and boiling Eggs in 10 minutes in our preparation time.
    Ingredients for tava egg biryani
    Ingredients for tava egg biryani 
  • Heat 4-5 Tbsp Oil in a pan on high flame. It would take about 3 minutes.
    Onion tadka for tava egg biryani
    Onion tadka for tava egg biryani 
  • Once heated, add Bay leaves, Cinnamom stick, Cloves, Cumin Seeds and Black pepper seeds. Roast for 30 seconds on high flame.
  • Now add Onions and Curry Leaves. Fry them for about 1 minute on high flame only.
  • After a minute, add Green chilies and Ginger-Garlic paste. Fry them for about 2 minutes and stir constantly.
  • After 2 minutes, turn the stove on low flame.
  • Now add Red Chili powder, Salt, Asafortida, Turmeric powder and Garam Masala. Mix well.
  • Keep the stove on low flame and add Coriander Leaves. Mix well and add 2 cups boiled Rice. Use light hands to mix it.
    Keep 1 cup white rice aside. These will be used later while serving.
    Mix steamed rice with Onion tadka for Egg Biryani
    Mix steamed rice with Onion tadka for Egg Biryani 
  • Once mixed, add Lemon juice and mix again.
  • Keep the pan aside after mixing.
  • Lets fry Eggs now.

Frying Eggs for Biryani Cook Time: 4 Minutes

  • Take another pan and heat 1.5 tbsp of Oil on high flame. This would also take about 3 minutes.
    While the Oil is being heated, you can slice the eggs at the center, into two pieces each, using a knife.
    Shallow fry Eggs for tava biryani
    Shallow fry Eggs for tava biryani 
  • Once heated, add Red chili powder, Garam Masala and Salt. Mix well.
  • After mixing, turn the stove on again on medium flame. Keep eggs up side down (Egg yolk should NOT be visible on top) for frying.
  • Fry eggs for 30 seconds and then flip them over to cook from other side as well.
    Flip Eggs to fry from other side
    Flip Eggs to fry from other side 
  • After 30 seconds, switch off the stove.
  • Eggs are now ready to be added to biryani.

Serving Plate Cook Time: 1 Minute

  • Ingredients for serving tava egg biryani
    Ingredients for serving tava egg biryani
    Ingredients for serving tava egg biryani 
  • Decorating the serving plate is as important as the taste of the food. Lets start the process with a large size plate.
    You should now have the 1 cup white steamed rice, rice (mixed with Onion tadka) that we made earlier, fried eggs and coriander leaves (Cilantro).
    Serving tava Egg Biryani
    Serving tava Egg Biryani 
  • Keep rice (Onion mixed) at the center of the plate.
  • Now add white rice and toss (lightly mix) with rice (Onion mixed). This would give the rice a range of color with white, yellow and orange.
  • Place the egg pieces at the center of the Biryani.
  • Now sprinkle the chopped Coriander Leaves.
  • Tava Egg Biryani is ready to serve hot.

Egg biryani on tava from steamed rice
Egg biryani on tava from steamed rice 
Quick biryani on tava with egg
Quick biryani on tava with egg 

 Storage and Serving Suggestions

  1. Raita is normally served Raita and Green Chutney. Add Onion salad on side.
  2. Preserve this dish in refrigerator for about 3 days. Re-heat using microwave before serving.
  3. It is recommended to consume rice within 3 days for best taste.

Recipe Recipe In English

   2 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

  1. Vahini Manohar
    Vahini Manohar 30 Mar, 16 at 11:36 am

    Egg biryani is more delicious than the non veg biryani. Using all the stuff of masala this recipe gone well.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 16 at 1:26 am

      Glad to know you liked the recipe.