Jackfruit/kathal dum biryaniby Nusrath Jahan

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Jackfruit/kathal dum biryaniby Nusrath Jahan
  • Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani (101 likes)

  • By Nusrath Jahan|
    Last updated on Mar 22nd
  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves8People

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  • How to make Ghee

Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani


  • For Marination: 200 gms- jack fruit (pieces) removes seeds
  • 90 gms - yogurt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp - lemon juice
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp - chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric (haldi)
  • For Biryani: 4 cups - basmati rice
  • 11 tbsp - oil
  • 3 - onions (medium size) chopped
  • 4 - cloves cardamom and green chillies
  • 2 inch - cinnamon stick
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • 1 - star anise and badi elaichi(black cardamom) each
  • A handful- coriander and mint leaves
  • orange colour a few drops (optional)
  • 2 tbsp - ghee
  • 10-12 - cahews for garnish (optional)
  • salt as needed


  1. Boil water in a sauce pan, add the pieces with some salt and boil for 10 - 15 mins until they become soft , drain the water and allow them to cool.
  2. Deep fry the onions to golden brown in the above given oil. Remove them on tissue paper and set aside.
  3. Marinate the jack fruit them with the spices mentioned under marination.Wash and soak rice for 1/2 an hour.
  4. Boil water in a large sauce pan, add soaked rice with salt and add half of the whole spices mentioned. Cook the rice until its done 70%, there should be a bite in it. Drain the rice.
  5. Take the same oil in which you have deep fried the onions in a big sauce pan. Switch on the flame and add the whole spices, marinated jack fruit, mint, coriander and spread it equally.
  6. Now add the rice and spread it, add ghee, sprinkle the orange colour. Cover the pan with aluminium foil and put in on low flame for 25 mins on dum.
  7. Serve hot with raita of your choice.
My Tip: Jack fruit I used was a tender one. Boil the jack fruit accordingly larger the fruit more time it takes. Since jack fruit has no water content unlike meat, so 25 minutes on dum was enough for me.
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    Swarnava Halder 8 months ago

    raw jackfruit or ripened one?

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    Nusrath Jahan 10 months ago

    yes @amba.

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    amba bhavani a year ago

    should we cook the jack fruit first and then marinate it?

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    Nusrath Jahan a year ago

    Always welcome aliza

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    aliza singh a year ago

    Oh, thank you for the information Nusrath, really appreciate it :D

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    Nusrath Jahan a year ago

    Thank you aliza, I don't think so aliza ,because onions and garlic are the soul of biryani, with out which it becomes fried rice. Though I haven't tried it

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    aliza singh a year ago

    Really yummy looking dish :D Will this dish taste good without onions and garlic?

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    Nusrath Jahan a year ago

    Thank you sujata

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    Sujata Limbu a year ago

    looks beautiful :D

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