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Old 01-16-2014, 06:52 AM   #1
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Lamb Biryani

I had some leftover roasted leg of lamb to use up, so I came up with this low carb version of Lamb Biryani. Biryani is usually made with basmati rice. If you don’t have leftover leg of lamb, you could sub ground lamb – just brown it with the spices before adding the cauliflower. Ghee would be great (and more authentic) in place of the oil & butter, but I was out. I added a bit of carrot and cilantro for color because it’s not the prettiest dish. My son ate this topped with Sriracha sauce – not authentic but tasty!

LAMB BIRYANI (Low-Carb Style)

2 Tbsp. light olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Spice mixture:
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. turmeric
¼ tsp. ground cardamom
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Pinch of ground cloves and cinnamon

1 lb. leftover lamb, cut into ½-inch pieces
½ cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 med. head of cauliflower, finely chopped like rice
½ cup chicken stock
2 Tbsp. raisins (optional – this added a bit of counterpoint sweetness, but if you’re really watching carbs you can omit without a loss of flavor)
1 small carrot, cut julienne or shredded (mostly for color, optional)
Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

This comes together pretty fast – most of the work is prep work.
To Prep:
1. Cut up lamb
2. Chop cauliflower (I did in my food processor in batches)
3. Slice onion and mince garlic
4. Cut up carrot.
5. Chop cilantro
6. Combine spice mix in small bowl.

To cook:
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat; add onions and cook until onions have softened. Add garlic and spice mix and cook 1 minute longer.

Add lamb and yogurt, stir to combine. Mix in cauliflower, chicken stock and raisins. Cover and cook on medium heat about 15-20 minutes, until cauliflower is cooked but not mushy. Stir in carrot and cilantro and serve.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #2
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MMMM that sounds so good! Now that DH has been converted to "lamb fan" I can do this one!
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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I've been making a Biriyani dish with chicken and cauli-rice for awhile and it's absolutely wonderful! I'm amazed at how much it tastes like my original recipe, which is similar to yours. I like mine with peanuts in it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:05 AM   #4
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I like mine with peanuts in it.
I like nuts in my Biryani, too, usually cashews. But DH detests nuts in savory dishes, so I left it out. Peanuts sound good, too!
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Mmmm. I love Indian and Middle Eastern dishes with raisins in them. Fruit brings so much to those cuisines.
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