Raw Jackfruit Biriyani




Jackfruit biriyani (kathal biriyani) is a mildly spicy and aromatic rice preparation in which the delicious raw jackfruit gravy is topped with basmati rice. It is prepare like the normal dum biriyani method and of course a great treat for the veggies.
Ingredients:
  1. Tender Raw Jack-fruit- 1/2 kg 
  2. Onion-2 nos
  3. Tomato-1 large
  4. Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  5. Green chilly slit-2 nos
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  7. Chilly powder-1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam masala powder-1 tsp
  10. Chopped coriander leaves- 1/4 cup
  11. Chopped mint leaves- 1/4 cup
  12. Thick curd- 1/2 cup
  13. Salt-to taste
For Cooking rice:
  1. Basmati rice-1 cup
  2. Cardamom-2 nos
  3. Clove-3 nos
  4. Bay leaf-1
  5. Cinnamon-1 small stick
  6. salt-to taste
Other Ingredients for garnishing:
  1. Fried onion-1
  2. Fried cashews-few
  3. Fried raisins-few
  4. Coriander leaves-few
  5. Mint leaves-few
  6. Kewra water / pineapple essence- few drops
  7. Ghee-1 tbsp
Preparation:
  • Chop the tender jackfruit in to small pieces (by discarding its outer green skin and seeds).
  • Wash them properly (Or put in a pan containing water in order to avoid color changing and drain it when time to add to the gravy).

  • Heat a pan with oil; saute onions until transparent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste  and green chilly slit; saute for a minute.
  • Add tomato chopped and saute until mashed well.
  • Add all the powders along the jackfruit pieces; mix well.
  • Stir cook for about 8-10 minutes on low falme.
  • After that add curd; mint leaves and coriander leaves,
  • Mix well and cover cooks it on medium flame for another 10-15 minutes or until the jackfruits get cooked well and gravy thickens.(Meanwhile prepare the rice.)
  • Boil 4 cups of water by addind cardamom, clove, bay leaf, cinnamon and enough salt.
  • When it boils add washed (and drained) basmati rice and cook until done.
  • Drain the cooked rice.
  • Add it on top of the prepared jack fruit masala.
  • Above that spread the garnishing ingredients.
  • Cover the lid tightly and slow cook it for about 15 minutes in simmer mode.
  • Switch off the flame and rest for another 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and give a nice mix.
  • Serve hot with  raitha and pickle!!!
Raw Jackfruit Biriyani Raw Jackfruit Biriyani Reviewed by Fejna Em on 20:15 Rating: 5

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