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YOUNG JACKFRUIT BIRIYANI (KATHAL BIRIYANI)


Jack fruit is wonderful fruit which has powerful smell and taste like honey. The seed in the jack fruit is also edible and even this jack fruit tender or raw jack fruit young jackfruit is also used for making dishes like gravies, pickle, rice dishes, dry curries and many more. This is one of our favourite briyani and is here for your glance. You can view the Young jack fruit image in this link .



Before proceeding to the recipe here are some nutritional benefits for this fruit

1. It has important nutrients like vitamin C, A, potassium, calcium, Iron, sodium, Zinc. Low in calories too.
2. Common Health benefit of this fruit is its ability to lower blood pressure.
3. Its good for your heart as they prevent hypertension.
4. It aids in healthy digestion and naturally prevent treat the problem of constipation, diarrhea and indigestion. And also preventing the problem of ulcers.
5.Peoples who has the problem of asthma and skin infections should have jack fruits for the natural cure.
6. Good source of vitamin C and helps in strengthening the immune system.
7. Jack fruit can slow down your skin degeneration process, thereby helping you retain your youthful look and radiance for the long time. It posses anti aging properties and also helps in natural treatment of varies skin problems.
8. The juice of this fruit is used as Chinese medicines.




Ingredients :

Basmathi Rice - 2 cup
Kathal or Raw Jackfruit - 1 1/2 cup (Chopped medium sized pieces)
Onion - 1 sliced
Tomato - 1/4 cup
Ginger + Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Curd(Yogurt) - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2 slited
Chilli powder - As required
Any brand biriyani masala or home made masala - 2 tbsp
Mint leaves - 1/4 bunch
Coriander leaves - 1/4 bunch
Lemon - 1/2 squeezed
Salt - As required
Whole spices - cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove 1 each
Water - 3 cups
Ghee - 1 tbsp



For garnishing :

Deep fried onions - 1/4 cup
Roasted cashews - few
Coriander - few chopped finely



Method :

1. Wash and Soak the rice in the water for 30 minutes.
2. Now in the pressure cooker or in the heavy bottom vessel heat some oil. Add the whole spices.
3. Add onions and saute till light brown then add ginger, garlic paste.
4. Add tomato once they get mashed well add chopped kathal and green chilli to it.
5. Then add yogurt chili powder, masala powder, lemon, curd one by one .
6. Saute until the oil separates out from this mixture.
7. Now add the chopped mint and half of chopped coriander leaves.
8. Add rice check for salt mix well and then add boiling water.
7. Close the lid and when steam comes out , put the whistle and turn to very low flame and switch it off after 1o minutes. or If you are using the heavy bottom vessel just close with the lid when all the water is absorbed by the rice switch of the flame and after 5 minutes mix slightly with spatula.
8. Once it is done let it set for another 15 to 20 minutes. Now open the lid mix slowly with spatula or fork.
9. Garnish with remaining coriander leaves, onions, cashews and add ghee.
10. Serve with boiled egg and Raita.

Sanghi  – (August 11, 2009 at 8:25 PM)  

Wow.. this is a very different dish pavithra! Looks great! Hats off to your presentation.. try participating in my FIL-Milk event!

Viki's Kitchen  – (August 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM)  

Unique biryani. Love the decorations too:)

Arfi Binsted  – (August 11, 2009 at 9:06 PM)  

OMG! i haven't eaten any jackfruit for, like what, 12-15 years? i can feel i'm dribbling...

Pooja  – (August 11, 2009 at 9:11 PM)  

Wow the biriyani looks awesome! Lovely presentation! I have never had biriyani with jackfruit!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine  – (August 11, 2009 at 9:29 PM)  

That is one delicious dish. What a lovely presentation, loved the way you decorated with the lemon wedges.

Anu  – (August 11, 2009 at 10:00 PM)  

Wow awesome ... Looks great! Never tried briyani with jack fruit. Looks so yummy and delicious.... As usual nice presentation..

Padma  – (August 11, 2009 at 10:11 PM)  

Very different biryani and lovely presentation as usual :)

Nandini  – (August 11, 2009 at 10:46 PM)  

Delicious and different briyani!Lovely presentation:)

Ammu Madhu  – (August 11, 2009 at 11:50 PM)  

நல்லா இருக்கு..ஜாக் ப்ரூட் வைத்து செய்வது வித்தியாசமாக இருக்கு.

அன்புடன்,
அம்மு.

Jaishree  – (August 11, 2009 at 11:58 PM)  

HiPavithra,
First time here.. you rhaving lovely space.. nice presentation..
Jackfruit biriyani is unique &looks awesome!

Nithya  – (August 12, 2009 at 12:10 AM)  

Looks yummy.. I like the butterflies a lot. :)

Rekha shoban  – (August 12, 2009 at 12:14 AM)  

nice presentation...it looks very gud

Sharmilee! :)  – (August 12, 2009 at 12:29 AM)  

Havent heard abt this...looks droolworthy!

Varsha Vipins  – (August 12, 2009 at 12:59 AM)  

I never knew about this..wow ..what a decor Pavi..:)

SnacksGiving  – (August 12, 2009 at 1:28 AM)  

Hi Pavithra, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your wonderful comment. You too have a lovely space here..the biryani looks yummy!

Shama Nagarajan  – (August 12, 2009 at 3:08 AM)  

its a different biryani.......looks delicious

K  – (August 12, 2009 at 3:27 AM)  

Hi Pavitra, missed so many of ur posts bcoz of no internet. This biryani is new to me and it looks too good! i loved the presentation, the way you have decorated with the lemon pieces. looks very appetizing!

Faiza Ali  – (August 12, 2009 at 4:09 AM)  

the biryani looks delicious. Never tried making biryani with jack fruit...And love those butterflies you have made with lemon slices. Amazing presentation, Dear. Keeep Rocking !

Purva Desai  – (August 12, 2009 at 4:53 AM)  

I am a big fan of Jackfruit but making biryani out of it is a unique idea....
Thanks for sharing

Priti  – (August 12, 2009 at 4:53 AM)  

Looks delicious ...lovely presentation dear...looks awesome

lata raja  – (August 12, 2009 at 6:05 AM)  

I take my hats off to you dear, What lovely presentation for such a sumptuous dish.

srikars kitchen  – (August 12, 2009 at 6:30 AM)  

wow.. great entry.. looks really fantastic.. great click..

Bergamot  – (August 12, 2009 at 6:53 AM)  

looks really good. last time i had jackfruit was about 15 years back

கீதா ஆச்சல்  – (August 12, 2009 at 7:08 AM)  

Looks yummy...I love Jackfruit....LOvely Decorations...

Srilakshmi  – (August 12, 2009 at 7:21 AM)  

Awesome Biryani.. My mom made Sambar with the seeds, but never Biryani.. Lovely presentation as usual!

Aparna Prabhu  – (August 12, 2009 at 7:33 AM)  

I love Jackfruit ne time....biryani is very new nd cute butterflies looks like they have been attracted to ur biryani....:)

Ann  – (August 12, 2009 at 8:03 AM)  

Thats a unique flavoured Biriyani..havent heard till date..thanks
and the recipe is simply superb !!

Pari  – (August 12, 2009 at 8:44 AM)  

That's my favorite Biryani dear, and what a lovely presentation.fabulous!

chakhlere  – (August 12, 2009 at 9:42 AM)  

Hey give me some jackfruit!! I am big fan of them!! Haven't had them since so many years :(

kittymatti  – (August 12, 2009 at 10:11 AM)  

another uniue entry! looks awesome!

Smitha  – (August 12, 2009 at 10:46 AM)  

OMG! How do u come up with such ideas. Great. Very unique idea using Kathal.

Pam  – (August 12, 2009 at 11:01 AM)  

Your presentation is always amazing. This looks really delicious.

Mangala Bhat  – (August 12, 2009 at 11:06 AM)  

Amazing presentation ..and this recipe is new to me .Thanks for the recipe !

Mythreyi Dilip  – (August 12, 2009 at 12:07 PM)  

This recipe is so different, hearing it for first time. Looks so yummy should try it soon....

Vaishali  – (August 12, 2009 at 1:24 PM)  

I've eaten some dishes with young jackfruit but never a biryani, and it sounds and looks absolutely delicious. Great idea. I wish I could find jackfruit in the stores here.

munchcrunchandsuch  – (August 12, 2009 at 2:28 PM)  

Thats the first tgime I ver heard of jackfruit biriyani..and wat a wonderful presentation.looks too good.

Sireesha  – (August 12, 2009 at 2:50 PM)  

Unique and yummylicious biryani...

Do take a peep into my blogs when you find time.

Chef Jeena  – (August 12, 2009 at 5:10 PM)  

This looks really really good Pavithra very tasty indeed! You always present your dishes so beautiful too.

Shri  – (August 12, 2009 at 5:13 PM)  

Jack fruit used to be one of my favs until I came to US.I don't find it all that much here.Your Jackfruit biryani is very innovative..Beautiful rich color!

doggybloggy  – (August 12, 2009 at 6:42 PM)  

I am loving this biriyani - I get so much inspiration when I visit your blog

Reeni♥  – (August 12, 2009 at 7:38 PM)  

This looks truly delicious! I never knew jackfruit was so good for us!

Divya Vikram  – (August 12, 2009 at 7:38 PM)  

Never heard of this. Looks too delish!

Madhavi  – (August 12, 2009 at 7:42 PM)  

WOW unique biryani and love ur presentation :))Keep it up dear!!

Sushma  – (August 12, 2009 at 7:42 PM)  

Wow!biryani looks sooo Awesome....
diff king of dish i never heard abt it..U are specialist in presentation ..Do keep it up

Red Chillies  – (August 12, 2009 at 10:33 PM)  

Ah! yet another jackfruit related dish on blogosphere today. Saw another one at Nags. Reminds me of how much I miss jackfruit!

Nags  – (August 12, 2009 at 10:39 PM)  

ah yes! jackfruit in here too :)

rekhas kitchen  – (August 13, 2009 at 12:42 AM)  

like the recipe looks great speciallyhat lemon butterfly simply superb

RAKS KITCHEN  – (August 13, 2009 at 1:22 AM)  

SOunds so unique,never tasted like this,usually make kootu!
As usual neat presentation!

Usha  – (August 13, 2009 at 11:53 AM)  

The biryani looks delicious, would have never thought to use jackfruit in a rice dish, cool !

En Samaiyal  – (August 13, 2009 at 9:40 PM)  

Its a very different dish .....wow wht a creativity pa ,ur presentation is out of the world ......very Good work..... Thanx for visiting my blog & ur comment ...

En Samaiyal  – (August 13, 2009 at 9:50 PM)  

thanx pavithra, but compare to ur arrangements ,my arrangements is nothing yaar.......now only iam seeing all ur dishes ...wow its awesome yaar .....i love ur presentations .....Great.

Priya  – (August 14, 2009 at 2:45 AM)  

Very creative dish Pavithra, never thought of making briyani with jackfruit, Great dish yaar!

Parita  – (August 14, 2009 at 3:58 AM)  

Very creative biryani and informative post! Love your presentations yaar, i wish i was half good as you are!

Chitra  – (August 14, 2009 at 4:27 AM)  

Looks delish and new to me..:)Love to have it now !!

Donna-FFW  – (August 14, 2009 at 7:36 AM)  

This looks so yummy, and I love your fruit designs.

Renu  – (August 14, 2009 at 7:58 AM)  

collect your award from my blog

RShan  – (August 14, 2009 at 10:27 AM)  

I love jackfruit but have always been wary of trying to cook raw jackfruit - this recipe looks delicious!

Karine  – (August 14, 2009 at 8:07 PM)  

This biriyano looks amazing! IT must be packed with flavors!

Pooja  – (August 15, 2009 at 1:00 AM)  

hey i never knew we cud make briyani with jackfruit.. interesting recipe pavi !

Divya Kudua  – (August 16, 2009 at 9:07 AM)  

Jackfruit in a Biryani..sounds interesting..:)

Valarmathi  – (August 18, 2009 at 3:54 AM)  

Very different. Looks yummy. Cute presentation.

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