Jackfruit Biryani

Vegan First

Jackfruit biryani

Recipe provided by Vegan First

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250g jackfruit (Kathal) cut to pieces of the same size

1 glass Basmati Rice

2 tablespoons Oil

3 pods of Green cardamom

1-2 pods Black cardamom

1 inch stick Cinnamon

3 medium-sized Onions

4 medium-sized Tomatoes

Spices (To taste) – Salt, Degi mirch, Garam masala, Dhaniya powder, Haldi

2-3 Green chillies

Coriander leaves

2 teaspoons Ginger garlic paste


1. Fry the jackfruit till medium brown in colour.
2. Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
3. Heat a pan and add oil and whole spices to it.
4. Chop onions to small pieces and add to the oil , fry till light brown. Next add the ginger-garlic paste and green chillies.
5. Add salt , turmeric, red chillies, dhaniya powder. Fry for a minute and add the fried jackfruit.
6. Add puréed tomatoes to mix and cover pan and cook till the oil separates.
7. Sprinkle some garam masala and add 1 cup water. Cook until it reaches the consistency of a thick gravy.
8. Boil rice in 3 glasses of salted water and cook till i’s 75% done. Strain and wash under fresh water.
9. Heat a pan (kadhai) and add a layer of rice. Add a layer of the prepared jackfruit gravy on top of it. Spread some coriander.
10. Repeat step 9
11. Cover and cook on a low flame for ten minutes.
12. Serve hot with green chutney and onions.

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