Smart Meals Africa

Smart Meal Biryani


  • 1x Smart Meals Feeding Bag
  • 1x Lamb Stock Cube
  • 5x Large Potatoes
  • 8cm Piece of Ginger, grated
  • 2x Garlic Gloves, crushed
  • 2x tbsp. Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 4x Green Chillies, finely chopped.
  • 20g coriander leaves, chopped
  • 15g mint leaves, chopped
  • 4x Onions, thinly sliced
  • 125ml Oil
  • 125g Butter
  • 250ml thick plain yoghurt


  • Raita ingredients (optional)
    Chopped cucumber and tomato, mixed into yoghurt with black mustard seeds which have been lightly ’popped’ in oil and coriander as a garnish


  • Par-boil potatoes (peeled and cubed) in water, with lamb stock cube.
  • While the potatoes are boiling, mix ginger, garlic, garam masala, chilli powder, turmeric, chilli, coriander and mint in a large bowl.
  • Remove the potatoes once done (reserve the stock water) and add to the ginger, garam masala, chilli, etc mix. Ensure the potatoes are well-coated in the marinade. Set aside.
  • Par-boil the Smart Meal using the leftover lamb stock from the potatoes. If you need to add extra water, do so.
  • While the Smart Meal is boiling, gently fry the onions in a large frying pan, together with the oil and butter, until browned. Be careful not to burn the onions. Reserve the oil and butter.
  • Transfer the potatoes coated in the marinade to a large oven-proof casserole (with a tight-fitting lid)
  • Add the yoghurt and coat the ingredients evenly.
  • Add the onions, the Smart Meal and finally pour the remaining oil and butter over the top.
  • Bake in a preheated 200⁰ oven for 25-30 minutes.


  • Serving suggestion: Raita, naan bread and chutney.