Scotch Lamb Biryani

Scotch Lamb Biryani

Serves 4


  • 500 g 1.5 inch diced Scotch Lamb neck, shoulder or leg

  • 1 brown onion, finely diced

  • 1 butternut squash, cubed into 2cm squares

  • 400 g basmati rice

  • 8 cloves garlic, finely sliced

  • 3 green chillies, finely sliced

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 25 g fresh mint leaves

  • 100 g frozen peas

  • 1 stock cube (lamb, chicken or vegetable)


  • 8 whole cloves

  • 1 large thumb of fresh ginger, finely diced

  • 1 stick of cinnamon

  • 1 heaped tsp turmeric

  • 2 tsps cumin seeds

  • 2 tsps coriander seeds

  • 1 tsp caraway seeds

  • Or use a pre-made curry paste

Cooking Method

Scotch Lamb meets South Indian cuisine. Follow along with our quick and easy Lamb Biryani – pair with naan and you’ve got one tasty meal

  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 7 / 220°C / 425°F.
  2. Add the diced lamb to a pan and allow to brown all over.
  3. Once the meat has been seared, remove and fry the onions and garlic along with the chilli, ginger and whole spices (not the turmeric).
  4. Add the turmeric and butternut squash and fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Place the rice into the pan and constantly stir, allowing the rice to colour.
  6. Add water (double the volume of rice), the lamb, the bay leaves and stock cube. Bring to the boil, place a lid on and put into the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. When the rice is softened, gently stir, season to taste, remove the bay leaves and add the peas and mint to serve.

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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