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Monday, September 30, 2013

Awadhi Kathal Ki Dum Biryani (Jackfruit Biryani)

I had tried this Biryani for the first time but have heard about this delicious biryani from a family friend and they used to make this awadhi spl biryani . This is an delicious and flavorful veg biryani without using vegetable but using a fruit as the main ingredient. As lucknow was invaded by the Mughals the Cuisine there is influenced by Mughal cuisine and this Biryani is On such among them . My H just loved this biryani a lot and we enjoyed this delicious Biryani with another fruity raita - Pomegranate Raita  they merry well and gud combo.

Some days Back I received a comment from as they where launching a new ebook so they announced a competition to cook a dish which represents our country . The winner will be receiving a mini i pad and our recipe being included in Ingredients Matcher app. So I was really excited to make a dish which represents Indian and so chose Indian veg  Biryani  as my dish. Instead of usual veg Biryani I made this fruit veggie biryani . Now keeping my fingers crossed and  waiting for the results . Lets Move on to the recipe ..

jackfruit biryani


dum biryani

awadhi or lucknow style biryani


Kathal ( Raw jackfruit ),( cut them in to  pieces after removing the skin part and  deep fry) 1 halve small
Basmati rice soaked for 15 minutes 1 1/2 cups
Bay leave- 2 No
Cardamoms - 3-4 No 
Cloves - 2 No
A few strands of saffron  
Milk - 2 tbsp
Onion -  1 No medium size (chopped)
Tomatoes - 1 No medium size ( chopped)
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Sambhar pd - 1/2 tsp
Cumin pd - 1/2 tsp
Coriander pd - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies slit -3-4 No
Garam masala powder - to sprinkle
Mint leaves (Chopped) - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves (Chopped) - 1/2 cup

To marinate

Yogurt -1 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Red chilli pd - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Cumin pd - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste ( a small amt)


  •  To peel and cut the jackfruit  first apply oil to you hands , cutting board and Knife . Start peeling the skin first and the cut them in to half . Remove the center part , now cut the remaining to chunks. If you have very big seeds like i had you can remove the seeds even .
  • In pan heat Oil  deep fry these cut jackfruit till nice and golden brown.
  • I cooked the rice in rice cooker adding 2 cups of water but you cook it a vessel with ample amount of water till the rice is half done.
  • In a bowl Put fried jackfruit, yogurt, red chilli pd, turmeric pd, ginger garlic paste, cumin pd, salt (small amt ) marinate them and keep them aside for 15 mins ( Use the quantity given under To marinate).
  • Heat another pan heat oil  add bay leaves, clove , cardamom , chopped onion and saute till they turn translucent. After which add Tomatoes and cook them till mushy.
  • Now start adding the  red chilli pd , turmeric pd, cumin pd, coriander pd, sambhar pd, salt and saute for a while.
  • Now switch of the flame and mix the marinated jackfruit and yogurt mixture and mix well till combine. Keep the gravy a side.
  • Warm the milk and add saffron strands to it keep a side for 5 mins.

To assemble for Dum

  • Now take large steel Bowl or a vessel  First add a layer of rice , on which spread a little amt of jackfruit curry , then again a layer of rice on which  add some saffron milk all over. 
  • Now top them with rice again then curry and then rice do it till all the rice and curry are used.
  • For top layer add the rice and top them with mint leaves , coriander leaves and sprinkle garam masala.
  • Take a pan  in which the rice vessel can fit. Add water to the pan and keep the rice vessel Covered on top of the pan.
  • Now in a medium flame let the rice cook nicely and enhance all the flavors  for about 15- 20 mins . If the water in the pan evaporates you can add some more .
  • After 15 - 20 min your delicious biryani is ready to serve with any raita. I serve with pomegranate raita. 
dum biryani with jack fruit

awadhi biryani

jackfruit biryani


  1. this is really interesting, manju... never heard of biriyani with a fruit... dear... all the very best!!! hope u definitely win... :)

  2. new recipe.... well tried... inviting clicks too...

  3. wow.. Katal biriyani. thats interesting.had never heard. bookmarked manju..
    n all the best for the results.. i hope u win :)

  4. Im trying to make this from a long time... waiting for the jackfruit season... Loved ur biryani and as usual loved ur clicks.

  5. WOW thank you for such a delicious virtual treat...Looks great!

  6. never heard of jack fruit biryani. will try this with mixed veggies.lovely best wishes to win the contest :)

  7. Delicious presentation! But cant get how raw kathal would taste :( Always had chance to taste ripe ones

  8. Delicious biriyani, looks yummy.

  9. Wow, very interesting and lovely jack fruit biryani, a beautiful platter makes me hungry...

  10. All the best and waiting to try this as we are fans of biriyani. Interesting to know some history behind it .

  11. This is something new and really interesting to try. BTW, did you use baby jackfruit which avialable in supermarkets/vegetables shops?

    1. Yes Uma i used the baby jack fruit which the raw jack fruit available in market :) Thank you so much !! :)

  12. Very innovative Biryani, sounds interesting and delicious Biryani Manju, looks truly tempting..wonderful pics and presentation..All the Best & Good Luck!

  13. very interesting recipe. Very tempting too

  14. Love your clicks..Looks so inviting and appealing..Yummylicious kathal ki dum briyani..

  15. Love your biryani. I wish we did not have to by the entire jackfruit here I have been eyeing this biryani for a long time. Love ur pis


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