Crikey, I didn’t realise how dirty the cooker is! Anyway I’ve been in hospital entertaining my poorly other half for the past four days so needed a super quick and filling dinner. I wanted lamb but Tesco only had chicken, but it still tasted so good, I ate a monster portion. I don’t think this is a traditional biryani recipe but it tasted fresh and spicy, and cost about £2 for this whole panful.

1) chop up chicken breast and fry in some olive oil. Add a heaped dessert spoon of balti paste and fry chicken in it.

2) add one or two large chopped tomatoes and fry.

3) after a few mins, pour in 2 cups of boiled water (or chicken stock, I just didn’t have any!), and 1 cup of basmati rice.

4) put a lid on and simmer for 5 mins.

5) stir through and add peas and spinach. Put the lid on for another 5 mins. Eat once rice is soft.