Lamb biryani in a pot with corriander

Biryani recipes

18 Recipes

Skip the takeaway and make this classic Indian dish at home. Our biryani recipes feature easy one-pots with your choice of chicken, lamb, vegetable or paneer. 

Lamb biryani

4.731705

(41 ratings)

Make this classic Indian dish and ensure deliciously moist lamb with paneer, rice and spinach, all spiced to perfection. Great for casual entertaining
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Chicken biryani

4.64481

(549 ratings)

A great one-pot rice dish that can still be served up a few days later, perfect for leftovers
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Spiced vegetable biryani

4.35294

(102 ratings)

This simple vegetarian curry, full of fresh Indian flavours, is quick to make and cooks in a single pot
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Quick lamb biryani

4.235955

(89 ratings)

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
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Easy veggie biryani

4.29412

(51 ratings)

This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken biryani pilau

4.423075

(52 ratings)

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Special lamb biryani

5

(3 ratings)

Classically, Indian biryani is cooked in a 'dum', a clay pot sealed with dough. Try this lamb version with a pastry lid that releases the aromas when you break into it...
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort

Butternut biryani with cucumber raita

4.136365

(22 ratings)

Cook our healthy veggie curry using dried mushrooms, spices and butternut squash. It contains three of your 5-a-day along with calcium, iron and fibre
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot biryani

4.51852

(27 ratings)

Prepare and cook our low-calorie vegetarian biryani in just 25 minutes using carrot, cashew nuts and Indian spices. Serve with coriander and dollops of yogurt
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Skinny lamb biryani

5

(1 rating)

Satisfy your curry cravings with this clever low-calorie rice dish. The lamb is stir-fried and the 'rice' is a cauliflower pilau creation...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Feed-a-crowd kedgeree biryani

4.75

(4 ratings)

Bake this classic brunch dish for a crunchy rice topping, filled with smoked haddock, prawns, eggs and spices - great for dinner too
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Microwave biryani

3.5

(2 ratings)

Quick and easy, this spicy supper for two is perfect for using up the vegetables you have in your fridge, plus it can be cooked in one pot in the microwave
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Low-fat chicken biryani

4.375

(16 ratings)

This fragrant Indian chicken curry with rice topping has half the fat of your normal takeaway, and it's low calorie
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pumpkin biryani

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Serving this spiced Indian rice inside a pumpkin makes for a dramatic centrepiece when entertaining
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Chicken biryani bake

4.037035

(27 ratings)

Keep this biryani bake in the freezer for an easy midweek health kick
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lamb & squash biryani with cucumber raita

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Cook our healthy lamb curry with butternut squash for a tasty, filling dinner. It's low-calorie, rich in iron and provides three of your 5-a-day...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

One pan spicy rice

4.645835

(96 ratings)

This simple rice dish is a useful backup – it needs practically no preparation and uses storecupboard ingredients
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Fragrant vegetable & cashew biryani

3.89655

(29 ratings)

A delicious vegetarian main dish or accompaniment to another curry, ideal for a curry buffet or spicy feast
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
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