Quick lamb biryani

Quick lamb biryani

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(75 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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30th Aug, 2010
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!
24th Aug, 2010
this dish is yummy,and with so few ingredients.it's even quicker in the microwave.try adding fresh coriander.mmmm
18th Aug, 2010
Simple, quick and delicious.
14th Aug, 2010
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!).
20th Jul, 2010
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.
22nd Jun, 2010
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.
20th Jun, 2010
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
25th May, 2010
Delicious and easy!!
21st May, 2010
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.
12th Apr, 2010
I make this at least once a week. It's delicious and so fast to make. Anyone who has tried has loved it.


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