Quick lamb biryani

Quick lamb biryani

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Get your mates round and cook up this simple biryani, team it with a few of our Indian side dishes and you've got a party

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
387
protein
32g
carbs
41g
fat
12g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
1g
salt
1.05g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp balti curry paste
  • 500g lean lamb leg steak or neck fillet, cubed
  • 200g basmati rice, rinsed in cold water
  • 400ml lamb or chicken stock
  • 200g spinach

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Method

  1. Heat a large pan, fry the curry paste until fragrant, add the lamb, then brown on all sides. Pour in the rice and stock, then stir well. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid, then cook for 15 mins on a medium heat until the rice is tender.
  2. Stir through the spinach, put the lid back on the pan and leave to steam, undisturbed, for 5 mins before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

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greavess's picture
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Made this last night,added finely chopped fresh green chilli before adding spinach and served with raita mango and naan -really tasty

justineaguilera's picture

I had a rice cooker for xmas and i was wondering if i could cook the meat in the paste in a sauce pan first then transfer it all to the rice cooker?

popadum's picture
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Quick, easy and delicious. Enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Didn't have curry paste so used medium curry powder instead and it was fine.

jb5370's picture
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Lamb wasn't very tender although flavours were good.

ellenh's picture
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My 10 year old suggested that the spinach be shredded, and then both her and her 7 year old sister ate it spinach and all. Great, quick, easy healthy midweek meal.

traciekan's picture

very very tasty BUT i used a garam masala paste which was fab, i also used sliced mushrooms, leeks and then peas instead of spinach. sauteed the mushrooms and leeks first then added the paste then the same as the original recipe.
i used leftover lamb.

lisallisallisal's picture

this is just the best quick lamb biryani.
I slowly simmered the lamb for 2 half hours and it was delicious and tender

57aloha's picture

I love this dish and return to it again and again. I have also used a Balti sauce and not added any stock-that works well. I also leave out the lamb and just add raw prawns for 5 minutes at the end-Lovely!

pinkice's picture

this dish is yummy,and with so few ingredients.it's even quicker in the microwave.try adding fresh coriander.mmmm

spike67's picture
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Simple, quick and delicious.

ms_scarlett's picture

I make this slightly lower fat by adding 300g of lamb and a punnet of chestnut mushrooms - delicious and more variety of texture too! I use Jalfrezi paste in mine because I prefer the flavour, and I'd recommend people don't feel too penned into using only "balti" paste - I tend to make it with whatever I have around, and it's always tasty! Sometimes I stir in a couple of tablespoons of natural yogurt or creme fraiche at the end before serving, and this is good if you fancy something a little creamier (or if you accidentally made it a bit too spicy for your palette!).

psamiad1's picture
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Nice quick and easy no fuss midweek dinner. I used rogan josh paste as I had some to use up and I served it with natural yoghurt and a green salad on the side.

lillytea's picture
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This was my first biryani. It not only was super quick but was absolutely delicious! I added some cashew nuts to mine to add another texture.

kathynicolson's picture
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this is a great quick healthy recipe for weekday tea, I often use chicken breast as that is what my family prefer, we usually serve with natural yogurt and mango chutney, if time allows we also have our favourite indian sambals with it

jackiepiggy's picture
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Delicious and easy!!

anniska's picture
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Made this for a last minute dinner party - it was impressive and everyone loved it . Served it with yoghurt & garlic dip and it was delicious. Reheats really well too. Can imagine making it again and again.

ruby07's picture
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I make this at least once a week. It's delicious and so fast to make. Anyone who has tried has loved it.

melanieg40's picture
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A great, quick and easy meal to make. I used a little more paste as it wasnt spicy enough for me first time round. But my husband loves it (and he's quite fussy) I also added some mushrooms and more spinach. I must say it's a very successful friday night dinner.

butterfly_loz's picture
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This recipe was superb – I was really surprised at how good it tasted, with such little effort. I used a Madras paste as we like spicy curries, and instead of spinach I threw in a handful of frozen peas when I added the stock. It was delicious, quick and I will definitely be making it again.

pelupi's picture
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Easy, quick and tasty - a real winner!

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