Raw Jackfruit Biryani Recipe - Kathal Biryani

A mouth watering recipe, Raw Jackfruit Biryani Recipe, is a lovely rice preparation of raw jackfruit combined with Indian spices, cooked with aromatic basmati rice. Serve it along with a raita for a Sunday afternoon lunch.

Nusrath Jahan
Raw Jackfruit Biryani Recipe - Kathal Biryani

Raw Jackfruit Biryani is a sumptuous one pot meal and can be made in a jiffy. 

Tender green raw jackfruit is marinated with biryani spices, yogurt and cooked with rice for a scrumptious version of Jackfruit Biryani. Jackfruit has a texture of meat and really goes well as a substitute for meat that vegetarians can use. 

Did you know: Raw Jackfruit can help reverse the diabetic condition. Clinical Research has found that raw jackfruit has a much lower glycemic load than rice and wheat.

In addition, Jackfruit rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, phytonutrients and vitamin C, which make it an excellent treatment for boosting the body's immune system. The high levels of potassium found in jackfruit help lower blood pressure, aiding in the prevention of strokes and heart disease.

Serve Raw Jackfruit Biryani with Burani Raita and Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe for a delicious weekend lunch. 

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Biryani recipes: 

  1. Egg Biryani
  2. Kongunadu Special Pattani Biryani 
  3. Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani


Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

75 M


4 Servings


    For marination
  • 200 grams Jackfruit Raw (Kathal) , chopped into small pieces
  • 90 grams Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 2-1/2 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • Salt , to taste
  • For biryani
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 3 Onions
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 Bay leaves (tej patta)
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a few sprigs chopped
  • Mint Leaves (Pudina) , a few sprigs chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 10 Cashew nuts , toasted for garnish
  • 10 Cashew nuts , toasted for garnish

How to make Raw Jackfruit Biryani Recipe - Kathal Biryani

  1. To begin making Raw Jackfruit Biryani, let us first thoroughly wash and soak the rice. 

For the Jackfruit
  1. Next cut the raw jackfruit. In order to do that we have to first grease our hands and the knife that is going to be used with oil.

  2. This important tip ensures that the hands don't get sticky from the natural fruit latex/sap present in the fruit, does not get onto your hands and makes the cutting process hassle-free.

  3. Keep a bowl of water mixed with some salt, ready to put the cut raw jackfruit pieces to avoid discolouration of the fruit.

  4. Now that your hands and knife are well greased, cut the the jackfruit in half, discard the skin and start making 1 inch pieces and then soak them in the salted water. 

  5. To start cooking the Raw Jackfruit, place the cut pieces of raw jackfruit in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup of water and pressure cook for 6 whistles, reduce the heat and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the flame.

  6. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Drain the raw jackfruit pieces and set aside.

  7. Once the jackfruit has cooled down, let us marinate it. 

  8. In a mixing bowl, combine the boiled raw jackfruit pieces, yogurt, ginger garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice and salt. 

  9. Meanwhile, in a pan heat oil on medium heat, fry them until they turn into a deep brown colour. Remove from the pan and drain on absorbent paper. Set aside. 

For the rice
  1. Boil water in a large saucepan, add soaked and drained rice along with salt, and the whole spices- cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, black cardamom, star anise and bay leaves.  

  2. Cook the rice until it's done 70 % done. Once it's done, drain the rice rice and set aside. 

To Assemble the Biryani
  1. Grease a deep, wide pan with ghee, sprinkle some fried onions, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Next spread an entire layer of the the marinated boiled raw jackfruit 

  2. Now add the rice over the jackfruit, spoon ghee, sprinkle some more lint and coriander leaves, cover the pan with aluminium foil and put in on low flame for 20 minutes on dum.

  3. Open the pan, and start fluffing the rice from the sides, so that the rice and the jackfruit come together while serving. 

  4. Garnish with Toasted cashew nuts and coriander leaves. 

  5.  Serve Raw Jackfruit Biryani with Burani Raita and Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe for a delicious weekend lunch.