Kathal Biryani
Did you know that Kathal or raw jackfruit is known as the poor man's meat? Raw jackfruit is a superfood, it boosts immunity, is heart healthy, prevents cancer, enhances vision, aids digestion, has anti-ageing properties and is good for your bones, making it one of the healthiest foods on the planet. This Kathal biryani recipe is rich in flavours and so yummy, you might give your non-veg biryanis a miss. Scroll down for more veg biryani recipes
Kathal Biryani Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-30 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • ½ kg Rice
  • Water
  • Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 4 inch Ginger
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 5 Clove
  • 250 gms Kathal
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 5 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Mace
  • 2 bay Leaves
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Salt
  • 8 Black Peppers
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Tomaotes
  • 2 tbsp Mint Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • Screw pine water
  • 2 tbsp ghee


  1. 1

    For kathal biryani soak rice for half an hour.
  2. 2

    in a stock pot add water, cinnamon stick, black cardamom, green cardamom, mace, bay leaves and let the water boil.
  3. 3

    once done, add ghee, soak rice, salt, cover the lid and let the rice cook.
  4. 4

    remove the rice and spread it on the plate.
  5. 5

    for the biryani paste add ginger, garlic cloves, green chillies and clove the mortar paste and make a coarse paste.
  6. 6

    deep fry kathal till brown and crisp remove them and keep aside.
  7. 7

    in a pot add ghee, cinnamon stick, black cardamom, green cardamom, mace, black peppers and sliced onions.
  8. 8

    once onion is brown add the paste, little water to mix the mix well.
  9. 9

    add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and sauté.
  10. 10

    whisk curd well and add in the biryani pot, keep stiring curd continuously so the curd doesn't get split.
  11. 11

    add silted green chillies and sauté till oil of the gravy doesn't come up.
  12. 12

    add tomatoes and fried kathal, add little water to make good gravy.
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