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Fakeaway Beef Biryani

After the excesses of the Holiday season, everyone is skint and wanting to cut out all the rubbish. I love my ‘Fakeaways’ which are healthy alternatives to the traditional Friday night takeaway. Plus, by using the slow cooker, the hard work is virtually done for you.

This one is simple, easy and a healthy alternative to a dish that can traditionally be quiet oily and fat-laden. Plus, it keeps the hubby happy as he gets to eat one of his favourites!

1 bunch coriander
1/2 cup natural Greek yoghurt
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chilli powder
4 garlic cloves (grated)
1 tbsp olive oil
4 onions (sliced)
3 cups stock

Combine the yoghurt, spices, ginger and garlic with the leaf of the fresh coriander (remove all stems). Cut Beef into 3cm pieces and coat well in the yoghurt mix. Leave to sit for 30 mins to 1 hour.

Heat the olive oil and onions with the beef on the stove (my slow cooker has a removable insert that can go on the stove then back into the slow cooker), ensuring you keep all of the juices. Add the stock, cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high.

Check after 2 hours, stir and ensure that it has not dried out. You may need to add more stock.

Serve with steamed rice (or a lower calorie swap such as cauliflower rice). Add fresh coriander and a side of yoghurt.

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