Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani | How to make Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani

By Nusrath Jahan  |  3rd Nov 2015  |  
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About Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani Recipe

Jackfruit cooked with biryani spices.

Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani

Ingredients to make 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

How to make Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani

  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.

Reviews for Jackfruit/kathal dum biryani (8)

Preeti Tanwar3 years ago


sunita dubey3 years ago

Bahot he swadist hai. Thanks for sharing.

nili sinha nilipatna@ sinha3 years ago

good share wd easy steps will give it a try . thnx.

Sarmistha Purkayastha3 years ago


Swarnava Halder3 years ago


amba bhavani4 years ago

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

aliza singh4 years ago

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

Sujata Limbu4 years ago

looks beautiful :D