Quick lamb biryani

Quick lamb biryani

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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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13th Dec, 2007
quick and easy mid week meal
2nd Dec, 2007
It's so quick and easy and the family loved it.
28th Nov, 2007
Exceptionally quick & easy!!
28th Nov, 2007
Used Tikka Masala paste and worked great. Good student one-pot...
23rd Nov, 2007
I have used this a lot as a quick meal ready in a short time for a starving family after work, as well as on friends as the main course when entertaining, and it has never failed! I have used chicken, but come back to lamb every time for the additional flavour it gives.
17th Nov, 2007
I thought this recipe was really delicious. We only had Madras curry paste to use the first time we made it and have since tried it with Balti paste. I have to say that the madras is much much better.
16th Nov, 2007
This was a really nice dish. I used frozen spinach which worked just as well, and added some broad beans in also. Would work just as well with chicken or other meats.


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