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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theno1woody's picture

Our favourite quick eat - lovely!!

rachelrogers's picture
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Excellent mid week supper particularly if using up lamb from a Sunday roast. Cheap, quick, easy and delicious too!..

dramcq's picture
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My very fussy husband loved this, so top marks!

zoet00's picture

I used Lamb leftover from our Sunday roast. Very quick and easy to make, tasted yummy too.

julieodell's picture
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Really easy and VERY yummie! I fried up a chopped up onion with the lamb too! Will definitely be a regular mid week supper at our house!

sylvia's picture

This was very tasty - I put too much stock in and it turned into a risotto but still lovely.

vickyplum's picture
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This is so easy to make and tastes absolutley fab.

mrswoffington's picture
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This was unbelievably quick and easy; I think next time I'll use chicken with a korma paste instead because it's difficult to get lamb tender enough when you're cooking it quickly

lecayla's picture
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Couldn't believe how tasty this was with so few ingredients!! Will be making again and again!!

karrianne's picture
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Tasty and quick - a perfect combination. I double the quantity of balti paste to give it more flavour.

plushbiscuit's picture
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Delicious!

gemskki's picture
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really good meal, super quick and easy. boyfriend loved it :-)

smudgy's picture
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quick and easy mid week meal

kjbutche's picture
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It's so quick and easy and the family loved it.

weeble's picture
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Exceptionally quick & easy!!

jgreen's picture
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Used Tikka Masala paste and worked great. Good student one-pot...

singingchef's picture

I have used this a lot as a quick meal ready in a short time for a starving family after work, as well as on friends as the main course when entertaining, and it has never failed! I have used chicken, but come back to lamb every time for the additional flavour it gives.

elizaalice's picture
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I thought this recipe was really delicious. We only had Madras curry paste to use the first time we made it and have since tried it with Balti paste. I have to say that the madras is much much better.

trebzz's picture
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This was a really nice dish. I used frozen spinach which worked just as well, and added some broad beans in also. Would work just as well with chicken or other meats.

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