Kathal Ki Biryani

by MalaShenoy
Kathal Ki Biryani is an unusual biryani made with fried raw jackfruit pieces cooked with a delicious blend of spices and basmati rice.This dum style biriyani is quite popular in the state of Kerala. This is very delicious to taste.
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 1 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Jackfruit - ½ kg
  • rice soaked in salt water - cups
  • Green cardamom - 3-4
  • Black cardamom - 2
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch
  • onions thinly sliced - 4
  • shahi jeera - ½ tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • roasted jeera powder - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • curd whisked - 1 ½
  • Coriander leaves, Chopped - 2 tbsp
  • Kesar - 5-6 strands
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Fresh mint leaves - 1 handful
  • 3 - 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste -
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 1 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Jackfruit - ½ kg
  • rice soaked in salt water - cups
  • Green cardamom - 3-4
  • Black cardamom - 2
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch
  • onions thinly sliced - 4
  • shahi jeera - ½ tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • roasted jeera powder - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • curd whisked - 1 ½
  • Coriander leaves, Chopped - 2 tbsp
  • Kesar - 5-6 strands
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Fresh mint leaves - 1 handful
  • 3 - 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste -
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Instructions
  1. Cut the jackfruit into small cubes and soak in salt water.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  2. Wash the rice and soak in water and keep aside.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  3. Drain and parboil rice in six cups of water adding a little salt and two green cardamoms, two black cardamoms, cloves and one stick of cinnamon.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  4. Drain when parboiled. Refresh in cold water and drain again.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  5. Slice the onion, chop the tomatoes, coriander and mint leaves.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  6. Heat sufficient olive oil in a kadai and deep-fry jackfruit cubes. Drain and place on absorbent paper and set aside.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  7. In the same oil, deep-fry half the onions till golden brown and crisp. Drain and place on absorbent paper and set aside.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  8. Soak the saffron strands in water or in milk and keep aside.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  9. Take three tablespoons of oil which has been used for frying the onions and jackfruit in a deep thick bottomed pan. Add shahi jeera and remaining green cardamoms, black cardamom and crushed cinnamon.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  10. Add remaining onions and fry till golden brown.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  11. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and continue to sauté.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  12. Add turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Continue to sauté till the oil separates from the masala.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  13. Add fried jackfruit and stir. Add yogurt, salt and coriander leaves and cook for 3-4 minutes.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  14. Remove half of the cooked jackfruit in another bowl and keep aside for layering the Jackfruit biryani. Over the jackfruit that is left in the pan spread a layer of rice, fried onions, chopped coriander and chopped mint leaves.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  15. On top of this rice layer spread the jack fruit that had been kept aside and repeat with a layer of rice, chopped coriander and chopped mint leaves.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  16. Sprinkle saffron milk, garam masala powder, a few mint leaves on the layered jackfruit biryani.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  17. Cover the pan with a lid and seal with chapatti dough and place on a dosa tava on a low flame and cook for 40-45 minutes.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  18. Leave the kathal ki biryani to rest for 30-45 minutes before opening the seal.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
  19. Serve kathal ki biryani hot with onion raita.
    Kathal Ki Biryani – pachakam.com
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