Lucky Star Biryani



October 12, 2016
Lucky Star Biryani


400g can Lucky Star Pilchards in Hot Chilli

125ml (½ cup) brown lentils

3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

Canola oil for frying

1 onion, finely chopped

15ml (1 Tbsp) chopped garlic

30ml (2 Tbsp) chutney

410g can chopped tomatoes

Milled black pepper

Coriander leaves for garnishing


Tip the pilchards into a bowl. Break the fish into chunks in the sauce with a fork.

Tip the lentils into a small saucepan and add cold water to cover. Cover the saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside for 1 hour to soak. Drain and rinse with cold water. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until soft. Drain well.

Heat a few drops of oil in a non-stick pan and fry the onion and garlic until soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the chutney and tomatoes.

Add the pilchards, lentils and potatoes and season with pepper. Mix everything together gently. Cover and heat through.

Serve the biryani with brown rice, poppadoms or a big green salad. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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