Scotch Beef Biryani Curry

Scotch Beef Biryani Curry

serves 4


  • 450 g (1 lb) lean Scotch Beef braising steak, cut into 1.25 cm (1/2 ") cubes

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) oil

  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) medium curry paste

  • 397 g (approx) can chopped tomatoes

  • 150 ml (1/4 pt) stock

  • Black pepper

  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed

  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 175 g (6 oz) cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 150 g (5 oz) basmati rice

  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) ground turmeric

Cooking Method

Temperature: Gas mark 4, 180°C, 325°F

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened. Add the beef and cook until browned. Stir in curry paste, tomatoes, stock and seasoning. Cover and cook for 1 hour.
  2. Add vegetables, or until meat is tender. Cover and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile boil rice with turmeric and water, until cooked. Drain. Place half the rice in the bottom of an ovenproof casserole. Add most of the meat and vegetable curry. Place a layer of rice on top and pour over any remaining mixture.
  4. Cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for approx 40 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Serve with poppadoms and Indian style chutneys.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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