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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9th Apr, 2010
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.
22nd Oct, 2009
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.
25th Sep, 2009
Easy, quick and tasty - a real winner!
7th Sep, 2009
I added some mushrooms and onions,and paste i found in the fridge :) It was really delicious,quick and easy! :)
11th Jun, 2009
Really enjoyed this. Used chicken as lamb seems to be crazy-price this month and added mushrooms because they are made of yummyness and joy. Can't wait to try with lamb and will DEFINITELY make again.
14th Apr, 2009
Very tasty. Had to use brown basmati rice but it just took a little longer and was still nice. Enjoyed by the children too.
31st Mar, 2009
very easy. good for leftovers too.
26th Mar, 2009
This dish is simple genius, a low fat easy to cook tasty dish that is truly scaleable. One for the binder,
22nd Mar, 2009
make this to use up leftover cooked chicken - this makes it even quicker. Delicious and easy. the children love it too. sometimes add peas instead of spinach.
11th Feb, 2009
This is a really nice - quick easy meal. I use it as one of my regular meals especially on the nights when I'm late in from work. I use 2 tbsp curry paste as I like it a bit warmer and have tried adding paneer cheese/ chopped baby tomatoes and Aubergine to the dish. All work well (paneer needs to be added early on).


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