Quick lamb biryani

Quick lamb biryani

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(73 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal387
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.05g
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  • 1 tbsp balti curry paste
  • 500g lean lamb leg steak or neck fillet, cubed



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 200g basmati rice, rinsed in cold water
  • 400ml lamb or chicken stock
  • 200g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  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.

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Comments (84)

beccles's picture

we used chicken and added loads of veggies, really really yum - and well recieved by the whole family. awesome!

katyrouth's picture

You do need good quality, lean lamb for this, but if you manage to find some, this is excellent! I've added a sliced onion before, and you can also mix your own favourite spices with oil to make your own paste for a change.

suemg8's picture

couple of ingredients, one pot, quick and easy to do - really good, tasty meal.

angelawatkins's picture

Might be down to the quality of the neck fillet but we prefer our meat a little more tender. Will give it another go with meat from our acclaimed local butcher, rather than the supermarket; and I will be trying it with chicken too. Quick, easy, one pot AND low fat to boot!

kayleigh_jayne_86's picture

For so few ingredients, it was amazing and hardly and time or effort required. Just put it in the one pot and cook!

theno1woody's picture

Our favourite quick eat - lovely!!

rachelrogers's picture

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

dramcq's picture

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

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

This is so easy to make and tastes absolutley fab.

mrswoffington's picture

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

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

karrianne's picture

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

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gemskki's picture

really good meal, super quick and easy. boyfriend loved it :-)

smudgy's picture

quick and easy mid week meal

kjbutche's picture

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

weeble's picture

Exceptionally quick & easy!!


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