Quick lamb biryani

Quick lamb biryani

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(97 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 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 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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27th Dec, 2011
such an easy recipe but super tasty. i added some extra veg just to increase the veg count and used left over lamb from our christmas dinner. will definitely make again.
6th Nov, 2011
I must have missed a trick. Followed the recipe precisely. This dish only tasted of boiled lamb and was awful. Confused as to how so many have found it successful and there are hardly any ingredients! I used a balti paste. Any tips would be most welcome as it would be a useful one to master.
27th Oct, 2011
Have made this several times with leftover roast lamb and can recommend it. Nice with cucumber and yogurt raita.
21st Sep, 2011
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.
12th Sep, 2011
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!
19th Feb, 2011
Made this last night,added finely chopped fresh green chilli before adding spinach and served with raita mango and naan -really tasty
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?
16th Jan, 2011
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.
15th Dec, 2010
Lamb wasn't very tender although flavours were good.
20th Nov, 2010
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.


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