Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

A biryani is a traditional Indian rice dish containing spices, meat and vegetables, cooked in a thick stock or gravy, over a low flame, for a long time. This recipe is definitely not a traditional recipe, but my speeded up and easy interpretation of the dish. It is really straightforward and easy to make, but still packs in plenty of flavour. If you prefer, then make it with chicken rather than turkey. Want to mix up the vegetable selection? Then use slightly less stock and a tin of tomatoes. This makes a delicious alternative to the recipe. Too spicy? Leave out the chilli.

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Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
To Prepare
  1. Peel and dice the onion, peel and crush the garlic and thinly slice the chilli.
  2. Peel and cut the carrot in to small dice.
  3. Add everything prepared so far to a large lidded frying pan with the coconut oil.
  4. Cut the cauliflower in to small florets.
  5. Slice the turkey breasts in to bite size pieces.
  6. Make up the stock and weigh out the rice and chickpeas.
  7. Have the spices to hand.
To Cook:
  1. Heat the pan over a medium heat and fry the contents for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the vegetables start to soften, add the turmeric, coriander and curry powder to the pan and fry for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cauliflower and turkey pieces to the pan and keep frying for another minute before lowering the heat.
  4. Add the tomato puree and stir to coat, then pour in the stock.
  5. Add the rice and chickpeas, cover the pan with the lid and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. While cooking, weigh out the spinach and once the time is up, add it to the pan. Pour in a little more water if the contents are looking a little dry and stir well. Return the lid and leave for 1 minute or until the spinach has wilted.
  7. Divide between 2 bowls and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

If you make this, let me know how it goes and share your photos.  I’d also love to hear how you adapt it to suit yourself.



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