Yet again I've neglected the 'Biryani' aspect of the blog so thought I'd share a quick recipe I rustled up the other night with some leftover roast beef. My mum does a mean cauliflower and mince curry and I decided to chuck in some cauliflower I had at the bottom of the salad/vege drawer for good measure to see what happened! As as you may know, my recipes/ingredients are very 'loose' aka 'thrown together' so things can be added/taken away/adjusted etc ...
Leftover roast beef - enough for four portions (chopped up)
A couple of large onions (and I had a red one to use up so threw that in as well)
A few cloves of garlic
1 large chilli - you always use a smaller one or none at all if you're a big girl's blouse (kidding!)
A couple of tsp lazy ginger
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric (mum always says too much turmeric will make the dish bitter to taste!)
A dash of pepper (I like garlic pepper!)
Beef Oxo cube or something similar
1 large potato (cubed) and approx 1/4 cauliflower
Coriander (which I forget to include in the above pic)
I whizzed the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli in my new chopper (a birthday present to myself!) but you could just chop/slice finely (or leave chunky if you prefer) and fry in a couple of tbsp oil until soft ..
Add the cumin, ground coriander, turmeric and pepper, potatoes and meat - I also whizzed up a load of fresh coriander and added to the pan - fry for about 10 mins ...
Then add the beef stock cube (dissolved in boiling water - the amount of water depends on how much gravy you want - I used about 500ml), a dash of salt and bring to the boil for a few mins, reduce the heat and simmer covered for about 35-40 mins adding the cauliflower about 20 mins from the end so that it doesn't break up too much. Add extra water from the kettle if you think it's drying up ... chuck in a bit of fresh coriander towards the end eh voila ...
We served with rice and poppadoms and a little natural yogurt on the side ... oh and some of my mum's hot apple pickle! How do you use your leftover roast beef?