1 cup Basmati Rice
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 star aniseed
1 green cardamom
1 bay leaf
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, fine chopped
2 green chilies, fine chopped
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
2 tablespoon yogurt (curd/dahi)
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon tandoori chicken masala or garam masala powder
1 teaspoon crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek)
1 tablespoon oil
Few coriander leaves, chopped
Few mint leaves, chopped
Salt to taste
How to make Egg pulao:
. Soak 1 cup basmati rice in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes. Boil with some salt, drain and keep aside.Boil 4 eggs in water, cool down and then deshell them. Cut each boiled egg in 2 pieces and keep aside.
.Heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep shaped vessel and add 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 star aniseed, 1 green cardamom, 2 cloves, 2 peppercorns and 1 bay leaf. Saute for a few seconds, till the cumin seeds starts spluttering.
.Now add 1 fine chopped onion along with 2 fine chopped green chilies. Saute for a while and quickly stir in ginger-garlic paste.
.Cook on a low flame, till the onion turns little brown and then add 2 chopped tomatoes. Mix well and leave to cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame, till the tomatoes turns mushy and little watery.
.Now add 2 tbsp yogurt and mix well.
.Cook for one more minute.
.Mix in red chili powder, turmeric powder, tandoori masala powder and salt to taste.
.Finally add crushed kasuri methi.
.Carefully place the pieces of boiled eggs.
.Now stir gently and add boiled rice. Spread little oil all over on rice. It gives a nice texture to the pulao.
.Finally garnish it with some coriander leaves and mint leaves.
.Mix slowly and cover the vessel. Leave to cook on low flame for a couple of minutes.
.Egg Pulao is ready to serve with Salad and Raita or enjoy as it is.