Lamb Biryani

Lamb Biryani - This is a mild rice dish, usually served with dhal or a vegetable dish.

Lamb Biryani

Serves 4.
Preparation and cooking time: 1 hr.


170g (6oz) basmati rice
750ml (25fl oz) water
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
225g (8oz) boneless lamb, cut into very small 1cm (½ inch) cubes
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp chilli powder
2 tsp soy sauce
85g (3oz) frozen peas
85g (3oz) frozen diced carrots


1. Wash the rice like all dhals, as described Here. .

2. In a large pan mix the water, onion, green chilli, lamb, turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder, and soy sauce. Bring to the boil, cover the pan, reduce the heat and let the mixture boil for about 35 minutes.

3. Add the washed rice, peas and carrots. Bring back to the boil and then reduce the heat again. Cover the pan and simmer gently for about 12 minutes. The rice should look dry.

4. Transfer the contents to a serving dish and serve hot.