Turkey biryani with red onion and coriander
Turkey biryani with red onion and coriander (Serves 6)

This hot biryani is ideal for using up roast turkey or chicken, left over from the big day.


2 tbsp sunflower oil
4 carrots, diced
2 red onions, sliced
600g basmati rice
1.2 litres hot chicken stock
400g cooked, skinless turkey, diced
2 tbsp madras curry paste
28g pack fresh coriander, roughly chopped


Add the oil to a large flameproof casserole dish and set it over a medium heat. Add the carrots and onions, and cook for 5-6 minutes until the onions are softened. Add the rice, pour over the stock, then add the turkey. 
Stir in the curry paste and bring to the boil. 
Reduce the heat then cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes, until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
Stir in the coriander, then divide between serving bowls. 
Serve with poppadoms and mango chutney.

Drinks recommendation: The delicate floral aroma and refreshing taste of real ale goes well with this spicy dish.

The Independent