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Lamb biryani

Lamb biryani

Who doesn’t love a good curry? Make it really easy by using a curry kit.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time55 mins

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  • tbsp Essential Sunflower Oil
  • 1 onion, halved and finely sliced
  • 360g pack The Spice Tailor Delhi Biryani kit
  • 260g pack Essential British Diced Lamb Shoulder
  • 15g Essential Salted Butter, chilled and finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the onion with a pinch of salt, stirring regularly, for about 15 minutes, until crisp and golden.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small, lidded casserole dish or saucepan, heat 1⁄2 tbsp oil over a medium-high heat. Fry the spices from the biryani kit for 20 seconds, add the lamb and fry for 1-2 minutes to seal, ensuring all the cut surfaces of the meat are well browned. Add the sauce from the kit and 3 tbsp water. Stir and simmer gently over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, until the meat is coated in a creamy sauce.

  3. Massage the rice packet from the kit to break up any clumps, then layer the rice evenly over the lamb. Sprinkle over the crispy onions and chopped butter, then cover the pan with a lid and transfer to the oven for 20 minutes.

Cook’s tip

Spinach raita is lovely alongside this dish. To make it, toast 1 tsp cumin seeds in a frying pan. Add a bag of spinach and stir until wilted, squeeze out the excess water then stir through some natural yogurt with a pinch of salt.

And to drink...

Enjoy this curry with a glass of Cornish-brewed St Austell Korev Lager (50cl). It has a fresh, crisp taste with herbal and honey aromas.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,938kJ/ 705kcals



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