Egg Pulao


I knew I needed an Egg pulao kind of dish for the letter E since it has so many options and makes for a flavorful dish. This Egg pulao is so quick and easy to make and is specially useful when you have guests over and need a quick fix. It also helps to give a good protein rich dinner without being too heavy on the stomach.

For other similar dishes, check out Egg & Mushroom Rice, Mint Rice and Tava Pulao


Recipe adapted from here

Serves 3


For eggs

3 Eggs, hard boiled

3 tsp Ghee / Clarified butter

1/4 tsp Red chilly powder

1/4 tsp Peppercorns, freshly ground / crushed

For Pulao

1 cup Basmati Rice

1/3 cup Onion, finely chopped

1/3 cup Tomato, chopped

2 tsp Ginger garlic paste

2 Green chillies

1/3 cup Curds / yogurt

2 tbsp Mint leaves, finely chopped

2 tbsp Fresh coriander, finely chopped

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

3 Green cardamom

1″ Cinnamon

1 Bay leaf

1 Star anise

1 tsp Peppercorns, freshly crushed

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tbsp Ghee / Clarified butter



  • Soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes
  • In a pan , heat 2 tsp ghee and add the hard boiled and peeled eggs
  • Add salt, red chilly powder and crushed peppercorns and fry
  • Once the eggs get a nice golden brown crsip coat to it, take it off the heat and set aside
  • In the same pan, add 2 tsp ghee
  • Add cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and bay leaf
  • After a minute, add the ginger garlic paste and let it cook for a minute on low heat
  • Add the chopped onions and green chillies and fry till the onion is translucent
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy
  • Add the curds and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the mint and coriander and mix well
  • Drain and add the basmati rice and 2 cups water to the pan
  • Add salt and mix well
  • Cover and cook till the rice is 80% done
  • Make slits on the egg and add it to the pan and let the rice cook completely
  • Add more water, if required
  • Garnish with fresh coriander
  • Serve hot with any raita of your choice
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Biryani/ Pulao / Khichadi Festival for the alphabet ‘E’

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