Kathal Ki Biryani

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.

Kathal Ki Biryani

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.

Category : Vegetarian, Rice

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By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 01 Jul 2016

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Ingredients

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Step 1 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 1

Cut the jackfruit into small cubes and soak in salt water.

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Step 2 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 2

Wash the rice and soak in water and keep aside.

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Step 3 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 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.

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Step 4 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 4

Drain when parboiled. Refresh in cold water and drain again.

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Step 5 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 5

Slice the onion, chop the tomatoes, coriander and mint leaves.

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Step 6 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 6

Heat sufficient olive oil in a kadai and deep-fry jackfruit cubes. Drain and place on absorbent paper and set aside.

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Step 7 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 7

In the same oil, deep-fry half the onions till golden brown and crisp. Drain and place on absorbent paper and set aside.

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Step 8 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 8

Soak the saffron strands in water or in milk and keep aside.

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Step 9 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 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.

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Step 10 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 10

Add remaining onions and fry till golden brown.

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Step 11 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 11

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and continue to sauté.

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Step 12 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 12

Add turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Continue to sauté till the oil separates from the masala.

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Step 13 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 13

Add fried jackfruit and stir. Add yogurt, salt and coriander leaves and cook for 3-4 minutes.

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Step 14 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 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.

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Step 15 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 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.

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Step 16 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 16

Sprinkle saffron milk, garam masala powder, a few mint leaves on the layered jackfruit biryani.

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Step 17 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 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.

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Step 18 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 18

Leave the kathal ki biryani to rest for 30-45 minutes before opening the seal.

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Step 19 Kathal Ki Biryani Recipe

Step 19

Serve kathal ki biryani hot with onion raita.

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