1Cooking the Rice:
2Heat 5 cups water In a large pot.
3Once the water starts to boil, add rice, salt, bay leaf, and cloves.
4Stir everything snd let this simmer on low-medium heat for 17 minutes.
5Check rice after 17 minutes, it should have cooked 90% hence turn off the heat.
6Strain the rice of water and keep aside.
7Cooking the Eggs:
8Place 6 eggs In a large bowl and sprinkle red chili powder, turmeric, pulav masala and salt.
9Coat the eggs with the above spices and keep aside.
10Heat 1 tsp oil in a large non-stick pressure cooker
11Add the eggs and saute for 2 minutes on low flames.
12Once the eggs start to blister and brown on each side, turn off the heat.
13Remove the eggs and keep aside
14Frying the Onions:
15Place 6 eggs In a large bowl and sprinkle red chili powder, turmeric, and salt.
16Coat the eggs with the above spices and keep aside.
17In the same pressure cooker, add 3 tbsp oil and 4 tbsp of chopped onion mixture.
18Saute on low-medium flame till onion turns brownish pink and crisp up.
19Remove from the cooker and keep on a paper towel/plate.
20Similarly, fry all the onions and keep aside.
21Making the Egg Biryani Recipe:
22In the same pressure cooker, heat 3 tbsp oil + 2 tbsp ghee.
23Add all the crushed whole spices and saute for a minute.
24Add ginger + garlic paste, all powdered spices and saute on medium heat till they turn golden in color (about 2 minutes).
25Now add fried onions and saute.
26Add yogurt, water, and cover cook for another 2 minutes.
27Now add fried eggs and let everything simmer for 2 minutes. Then turn off the heat.
28Remove eggs separately in a bowl and remove the cooked masala in a separate bowl. (Leave the pressure cooker as is for further use).
29Layer the Egg Biryani in Pressure Cooker:
30In the same pressure cooker, place 2 ladles of cooked rice, sprinkle 2tbsp of cooked masala, add 2 tbsp of fried onions, chopped cilantro+mint, 1 or 2 fried eggs and sprinkle color if using. (picture below)
31Layer 2 ladles of rice and follow the process above.
32Repeat the process till you reach the top of the dish.
33Now add remaining fried eggs, fried onion, masala and cilantro+mint, 2 tbsp ghee (all remaining ingredients).
34OPTIONAL: add rose water and saffron soaked in milk.
35Cover the pressure cooker and let cook for 2 minutes on medium flames.
36Turn off the heat and wait for 5 minutes.
37Fluff the biryani using a big fork (scoop and mix the rice and egg layers).
38The biryani is ready to serve now