- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Serving: 4
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 463
- Fat Content: 15g
- Saturated Fat Content: 4g
- Carbohydrate Content: 49g
- Sugar Content: 12g
- Fiber Content: 7g
- Protein Content: 30g
- Sodium Content: 0.4g
Lamb & squash biryani with cucumber raita
- lamb-steaks - 4 lean lamb steaks (about 400g), trimmed of all fat, cut into chunks
- garlic-cloves - 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
- ginger - 8 tsp chopped fresh ginger
- ground-coriander - 3 tsp ground coriander
- rapeseed-oil - 4 tsp rapeseed oil
- onion - 4 onions, sliced
- red-chillies - 2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
- basmati - 170g brown basmati rice
- butternut-squash - 320g diced butternut squash
- cumin-seeds - 2 tsp cumin seeds
- vegetable-bouillon-powder - 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
- cucumber - 20cm length cucumber, grated
- bio-yogurt - 100ml bio yogurt
- mint - 4 tbsp chopped mint, plus a few extra leaves
- coriander - handful coriander, chopped
- Mix the lamb with the garlic, 2 tsp chopped ginger and 1 tsp ground coriander and set aside.
- Heat 2 tsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add the onions, the remaining ginger and chilli and stir-fry briefly over a high heat so they start to soften. Add the rice and squash and stir over the heat for a few mins. Tip in all the remaining spices, then stir in 500ml boiling water and the bouillon. Cover the pan and simmer for 20 mins.
- Meanwhile, mix the cucumber, yogurt and mint together in a bowl to make a raita. Chill half for later.
- About 5 mins before the rice is ready, heat the remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the lamb and stir for a few mins until browned but still nice tender. Toss into the spiced rice with the coriander and serve with the raita and a few mint or coriander leaves on top.
Healthy takeaway recipe for 4 people, takes only 25 mins; recipe has lamb steaks, garlic cloves, ginger, ground coriander, rapeseed oil, onion, red chillies, basmati, butternut squash, cumin seeds, vegetable bouillon powder, cucumber, bio yogurt, mint and coriander.