Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe – Jackfruit Biryani (Pressure Cooker)

Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe – Jackfruit Biryani: extremely easy and quick method to make fingerlicking kathal biryani (jackfruit biryani) using a pressure cooker. You can use raw kathal/jackfruit or canned jackfruit to make this biryani. Stays in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Kathal Biryani Recipe – Jackfruit Biryani – Raw Kathal Biryani Quick Kathal Biryani - Jackfruit Biryani (glutenfree and vegan)

Kathal Biryani, also known as Jackfruit Biryani, is definitely one recipe that you HAVE to try in summer, we crave all summer that’s when we get fresh kathal/jackfruit in India.

What is Kathal Biryani – Jackfruit Biryani?

It’s a perfect combination of meaty kathal with long grain and fragrant basmati rice, mild Indian spices (cinnamon, clove, cardamom) and a mix of masala (detailed below).

Summer is the most productive season in India in terms of fresh produce, like mango, kathal (jackfruit), lychee, potatoes, squash and tons of other fruits and veggies.

And if you are a jackfruit lover, THIS is one recipe You Cannot Miss !!!easy kathal biryani pressure cooker

Ingredients to make Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe – Jackfruit Biryani:

  1. Kathal (Jackfruit) – best when using raw kathal/jackfruit but you can use canned kathal too.
  2. Basmati Rice – preferred
  3. Onions
  4. Ginger + Garlic Paste
  5. Spices
  6. Yogurt – I’m using a vegan version but any plain thick yogurt will do.
kathal biryani ingredients including raw jackfruit, rice, onion, spices and yogurt

Ingredients to make Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe

Process to Make Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe :

The process is extremely simple and instead of doing the regular biryani layering, we are simply using a pressure cooker to make our Biryani.

This saves soooooo much more time and the steam cooking distribute the flavors evenly. So you need to:

  1. Saute the Onions with ginger + garlic paste.
  2. Add the biryani masala / spices
  3. Add raw jackfruit and saute (till softened).
  4. Add yogurt and make a thick gravy.
  5. Add and saute rice.
  6. Saute everything and steam (pressure cook 4 whistles).
Process to make Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe - Jackfruit Biryani:

Process to make Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe – Jackfruit Biryani:

 

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Once the Kathal Biryani is made, just wait for 5-6 minutes and let the pressure cooker come to a normal temperature.

Then you just release the steam and fluff the rice a little.

quick kathal biryani recipe

Kathal Biryani Recipe

Fluffing the rise always helps to loosen the rice and to remove any extra steam. 

This makes the rice easier to serve, also helps prevent breaking the rice.

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Quick Jackfruit Biryani:

Whenever this biryani is made, I always and I mean always make some extra for next day or even office lunch.

Infact, most of the biryani’s tastes even better the next day as it helps the rice absorbs the flavor further.

Tips on Clump Free Biryani Everytime:

  1. If reheating the biryani, always sprinkle some water on top before reheating.
  2. This helps the rice absorb the water while the reheating process and fluff up. 
  3. Also, always reheat the biryani in oven or microwave. Reheating in a pan further breaks the rice and makes the biryani mushy.

easy kathal biryani recipe using raw jackfruit or canned

 

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Quick Kathal Biryani - Jackfruit Biryani (GF+V)

Quick Kathal Biryani - Jackfruit Biryani (GF+V)

Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe - Jackfruit Biryani: extremely easy and quick method to make fingerlicking kathal biryani (jackfruit biryani) using a pressure cooker. You can use raw kathal/jackfruit or canned jackfruit to make this biryani. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Jackfruit * check notes
  • 3 Cups Basmati Rice - you can use any
  • 4 Medium Onions - thinly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger + Garlic paste
  • 3 Cups Water - to make the biryani
  • 6 Tbsp Olive Oil - use any light oil

Spices:

  • 3 Bay Leaf (tej patta)
  • 5 Whole Black Pepper (sabut kali mirch)
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Tbsp Biryani Masala - use store bought or homemade
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp Salt - use as per taste

Decoration:

  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro Leaves - thinly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Mint Leaves - thinly chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat 4tbsp oil in a large pressure cooker and add bay leaf + black pepper.
  2. Add thinly chopped onions and saute for a minute.
  3. Add ginger+garlic paste and saute till onions are dark golden brown (medium heat 2 minutes).
  4. Add red chili powder + salt and saute once.
  5. Now, add jackfruit/kathal and saute for a minute.
  6. Cover lightly and let this cook over medium heat for 3 minutes (saute every minute to prevent burning).
  7. Add biryani masala, garam masala, yogurt to the pressure cooker and mix everything.
  8. Cover and let it cook for another 3 minutes (this step helps jackfruit absorb all the flavors and soften).
  9. Now, finally add the rice and saute once to mix everything evenly (don't over mix rice as it will break the basmati rice).
  10. Let this cook over low heat for 3 minutes (saute every minute to prevent burning).
  11. Now add water and pressure cook on high till 3-4 whistles.
  12. Turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker cool (you can shift the pressure cooker to a cold slab or stove).
  13. Once the pressure cooker is at normal temperature and all the steam is out (you can lift the pressure cooker whistle to release any remaining steam), open the lid carefully.
  14. Fluff the kathal biryani and let it cool for 2 minutes.
  15. Transfer to serving dish and decorate with chopped cilantro-mint mix.
  16. Serve hot with green chutney or chilled raita (Indian yogurt dip).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 589 Total Fat: 30g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 1000mg Carbohydrates: 70g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 13g Protein: 12g

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2 Replies to "Quick Kathal Biryani Recipe - Jackfruit Biryani (Pressure Cooker)"

  • Nisha May 20, 2019 (5:33 pm)

    Your biryani’a are my favourite recipe. Going to try this soon. Luv from UK

    • Molly Kumar May 20, 2019 (6:01 pm)

      Hi Nisha, thanks for your sweet comment and I’m soooo glad you like our biryani recipes as much as we do 🙂 Luv, Molly

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