Biryani recipes

When you fancy something just a bit different from the usual curry, biryani is your answer. Find loads of one-pot delicious biryani recipes here. Be sure to check out our entire Indian curry collection for more ideas.

19 recipes



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16 reviews

A fragrantly spiced pilaf-style dish that doesn't take much more effort than ringing for a take-away yet is much healthier as it is low in fat. Serve with a refreshing raita to complete the meal.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

8 reviews

Everyone loves a good biryani, and this turkey biryani is no exception! I buy turkey a lot, because it's usually cheaper than chicken breasts, and also healthier. My family love this turkey biryani.

Recipe by: iluvbread

4 reviews

This is a delicious Pakistani/Indian rice dish which is often reserved for very special occasions such as Ramadan, weddings or parties. It has a lengthy preparation, but the work is definitely worth it.

Recipe by: Nazia

4 reviews

A fantastically easy chicken recipe using storecupboard staples.

Recipe by: A.C

4 reviews

Here is a vegetarian one-pot feast of golden saffron-scented basmati rice combined with spiced vegetables. Serve with mint raita, or a simple cucumber and mint salad.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

7 reviews

This gorgeous dish is a favourite in our family and so easy when done in the slow cooker. It is as if the slow cooker was made for biryani!

Recipe by: Barb

2 reviews

A biryani consists of curried meat, poultry, fish or vegetables combined with basmati rice to make a complete meal. Here a turkey curry is layered with the rice and baked, then served with a fresh cucumber raita.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

2 reviews

A speedier version of the classic Indian dish - basmati rice is lightly fried with cumin, cloves and onion, then simmered with garam masala, chilli powder and frozen mixed vegetables.

Recipe by: Monica Shah

1 review

Biryani is an Indian meat and rice dish, all rolled into one. Making biryani is very time-consuming, but the results are worth it. This dish is a huge hit at dinner parties.

Recipe by: SUSMITA

No reviews

My husband's mother taught me this recipe, an authentic Hyderabadi-style biryani that is a trademark of home-cooking in South India. For a more traditional version, substitute curd (homemade south Indian yoghurt) for yoghurt. If you cannot find ginger garlic paste, crush together ginger and garlic in equal portions.


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