Lamb Akni

Lamb Akni

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Akni is a spicy one-pot Indian rice wonder made with meat - either lamb, chicken or mutton with flavours resembling that of a breyani.

  • Recipe serves4
  • Preparation time35 minutes
  • Cooking time60 minutes


  • 15 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 500 g Cubed lamb pieces
  • 5 ml Crushed ginger
  • 5 ml Robertsons Cumin
  • 1 box KNORR Rice Mate Mild Breyani
  • 3 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 lt water
  • 1 Green chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 30 ml Plain yoghurt
  • 30 ml Chopped, fresh coriander


  • Heat oil in a large pot and fry the onions until soft and golden.
  • Add the lamb, chilli, crushed ginger, cumin and sachet of seasoning mix found inside the box of KNORR Rice Mate Mild Breyani.
  • Cover the pot and cook over a medium heat stirring occasionally until the meat is well browned.
  • Add the sachet of uncooked rice (found inside the box), potatoes and water and stir well.
  • Bring to boil stirring occasionally then reduce the heat and allow to simmer covered on a low heat stirring frequently for 25 minutes until the rice is cooked.
  • Stir in the yoghurt and chopped coriander.
  • Remember the rice will continue to soften on standing.
  • Tip – the lamb can be replaced with chicken if preferred!