Mar 28, 2009

Egg Biryani and Plagiarism!!

I am a big fan of biryani-egg combo! I prepared this a while ago and was hooked by its taste. It is made with basmati rice along with aromatic spices.. It is a one-pot meal and is quite fancy and can be prepared for week-end dinners!  


Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Eggs - 5
Onions - 1 lare
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 4 cloves
Green Chillies - 6 to 8 
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon
Fresh Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - 1/4 cup
Bay Leaves - 2
Cardamom Pods - 5 
Plain Yogurt - 3 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Oil - 5 teaspoons


Soak the basmati rice in water for atleast half an hour. 

Hard boil the eggs and peel them. Slice the eggs and set them aside.

In a mixie, blend the ginger, green chillies, onions and coriander/cilantro leaves into a smooth paste.

 In a kadai, add the oil and fry the onions until they turn translucent. Add the blended paste and fry till the raw smell disappears. Add red chilli powder, salt and eggs and fry until the eggs get coated with the spices. Remove only the eggs and set aside.

In the same kadai, to the spices, add the bay leaves, cardamom, garam masala, chilli powder and yoghurt and cook for about a minute. Add the soaked rice and mix until the rice gets coated with all the spices.Add sufficient water (Rice:Water::1:1.5) and bring it to a boil. Close the kadai with a lid and cook until all the water is absorbed. A pressure cooker can also be used instead of the kadai.

Finally add the eggs and simmer for a few more minutes.

Garnish with fried onions.

Serve hot with raita!

Sending this to Colors of Taste - Flavored rice hosted at Kadumanga.

To add to a sad note:

I am also a victim of the plagiarism found everywhere in the blogging community! I thank EC for letting me know about this. I found my Aval Payasam picture in THIS site.  I sent the site's admin an e-mail and then the picture was removed. Browsing through the site I also found that most of its pictures were copied!!

People do not realise how much time and effort is spent by bloggers to cook, click and blog about their experiments. While googling, I also found my picture in a FAMOUS NEWS WEBSITE without my permission. Hopefully people should acknowledge and remove the photos.

Check out this site for more info about how to deal with plagiarism!


  1. Hmm sorry to hear about it..Just saw sailus kitchen pictures in a popular website...Biryani is looking delicious..

  2. Inform the admin first, let's see how fast they react! Such a shame for those sites!
    Biryani looks so good!

  3. Biryani is one of my favorites.

    Very sorry to hear this.

    You can check out Cham's tutorial by clicking 'learn and fight plagiarism' in her site.

    Sometimes famous and popular websites plagiarize too.

  4. Hi Divya.. Very sorry to hear this. Famous website doing plagiarism.
    Egg briyani is superb!

  5. Egg briyani looks delicious!

    thats bad, its shocking to see such professional looking news sites are doing it!

  6. I love egg biryani - but veggie biryanis almost always end up being like pulaos. love the look of yours!

  7. Sorry to hear abt the plagiarism. Very sad that popular sites resort to this. Hope the other site also removes ur pic.

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  9. Biryani's looking delicious...
    Sorry to hear abt this..,it takes so much effort on our part, n they just like that copy pity..

  10. Briyani looks fabulous Divya..Very sorry to hear this..dunno when all these gonna be stopped..

  11. feeling very bad to hear about it....biryani looks yummy dear

  12. That is horrible!!! And their stupid intro 'this not only looks gorgeous but also taste delish" !!! They did not make it or its not their own recipe and they just copied everything and added their personal touch!!! WTF!!!

    Nice biryani!

  13. These suppose to be good sites are so shameless to lift other ppl's work...good that the pic has been removed.

  14. That's terrible! And that too a respected media channel like Zee - they should know better! That is so irresponsible of them! Start watermarking the pictures, Divya. Though of course, we've seen watermarks being removed and re-published but at least it shold be a deterrant.

    The egg biryani looks great, btw!

  15. This sounds great, and the eggs look fantastic!

  16. My apologies Divya!! I found my pic in of the site yesterday and sent an email to the concerned person.Let me wait and see what she does.

  17. Thats really sad divya..hopefully they respond to your comments!...biryani looks good

  18. thatz so sad to know .. Its such a shame that such popular sites do this

  19. that's sad to hear about ur pics being copied. looks like plagiarism can never be solved.

  20. I've never had Egg with biryani....seems like something my kids would love!

    I am so sorry to hear about the plagiarism, its getting rampant each day, I'd love to meet some of these people face to face to give them all a piece of my mind.

    the spice who loved me

  21. The Biryani looks delicious. I thought cloves are also a mandatory ingredient for biryani.

  22. Love the biriyani.
    I will check out the link yiou gave. It is a pity they steal other peoples work.

  23. Biryani n boiled egg is my fav too!Looks yummy.
    Sorry to hear about the plagiarism thing..Hope they will respond to you and remove the pictures they have copied.

  24. We are big fans of Egg biryani too. Looks delicious.

    I'm so sorry to hear that your pics have been plagiarized.

  25. I'm so sorry to hear about this. Its sickening, actually.

  26. Biryani looks delicious Div..and the recipe sounds quite easy too!!

    Very sad to hear about the plagiarism that is doing the rounds of blogosphere.Sometimes its another blogger and sometimes the so-called famous websites.I hope the issue gets resolved soon!!

  27. plagiarism is so blatant now. good that they removed the pictures promptly.

  28. Hi Divya,,,
    How are u doing???been a long biryani version is also almost the same as urs....its really so sad to hear about such acts still continuing....

  29. Hi Divya,

    Great Egg Biryani :-) sorry to hear about the plagiarism you exoperienced. Good that the owner removed it, thou :-)

    I just wonder how many more of our pictures are out there being misused :-(

  30. Really sorry to see that! I hope you've emailed the site admin. On a side note the biryani looks absolutely delicious and droolworthy.

  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am so happy to have found yours.

  32. really sorry to hear about this. I went through this in January and I know what it feels like.

    I love egg biryanis :)

  33. Good to hear that the pic has been removed..We surely must not tolerate such acts of plagiarism

  34. That's sad that people don't blink before stealing ...hope they took it down.

  35. First time here. Very bad that famous sites copy our content without permission. Thanks for the link (to fight plagiarism) Divya.

  36. its good to look....... n even colourfull.....


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