Quick lamb biryani

Quick lamb biryani

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(74 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp balti curry paste
  • 500g lean lamb leg steak or neck fillet, cubed
    Lamb

    Lamb

    laam

    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
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

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

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.

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cecileb
27th Oct, 2011
4.05
Have made this several times with leftover roast lamb and can recommend it. Nice with cucumber and yogurt raita.
smudgebee
21st Sep, 2011
5.05
This recipe was very tasty and easy to do. I shall definatly serve it again. We used broccoli as none of us are that keen on spinach.
emmclean
12th Sep, 2011
1.05
Didn't work for me, not enough stock, basmati wasn't nice and fluffy like the picture, flavour wasn't great. Maybe it was my ingredients!
greavess
19th Feb, 2011
5.05
Made this last night,added finely chopped fresh green chilli before adding spinach and served with raita mango and naan -really tasty
justineaguilera
18th Jan, 2011
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
16th Jan, 2011
5.05
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
15th Dec, 2010
2.05
Lamb wasn't very tender although flavours were good.
ellenh
20th Nov, 2010
4.05
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
17th Oct, 2010
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
18th Sep, 2010
this is just the best quick lamb biryani. I slowly simmered the lamb for 2 half hours and it was delicious and tender

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