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Oct 6, 2011

Jackfruit Pulav / Jackfruit Briyani / Kathal Pulav - Lunch Box Recipes

Jackfruit is one of the amazing fruit from god’s creation..It has hard pricky skins outside(which requires a lots of strength to cut it up) and the fruit inside is really sweet and yummy..And the special thing about this fruit is you can’t hide it anywhere because the smell shows itself,it has a lovey aroma..

It is a love/hate fruit..If you love it you will go crazy about this,and if you hate it you will never go near it...I totally love it..

Now coming to this recipe...we are going to use the raw form of jackfruit to make this pulav..This pulav is totally different from the normal pulav which you have tasted so far..

So here you go for the step by step recipe with pictures...

Recipe source:Showmethecurry.com


Raw Jackfruit / Chakka-2 cups cut into pieces
Onion-1 sliced
Tomato-2 sliced
Carrot-1 chopped
Peas- ½ cup frozen or fresh
Coriander leaves – ½ cup
Mint leaves- ½ cup
Curd-1 cup
Basmati Rice-2 cups
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Cloves / Krambu-4
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Cumin powder / Jeera podi-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tblspn
Ghee-1 tblspn


Soak Rice for 30 mins..Drain it and set aside..

Heat some water in a sauce pan..Add in sliced jackfruit with some salt and turmeric powder..Drain it and set aside.

Now heat oil for frying and fry the jackfruit pieces for 5 mins..Drain this and set aside..

Now heat oil in a kadai and add in cinnamon, cloves, cardamom..Fry this for 3 mins..

Add in onions and mix well..Fry this till golden brown..

Add in tomatoes,peas and carrot..Fry this for 5 mins..

Add in spice powders and mix well..Now throw in the fried jackfruit pieces and mix well..

Season with salt..Add in coriander and mint leaves..

Pour in curd and mix well.Add in soaked rice and mix well..

Pour in 4 cups of water and bring that to boil..Cover and simmer this till the rice has absorbed all water and it is cooked..It will take around 15-20 mins..

Now fluff it with a fork and add a tblspn of ghee over the rice..Garnish with some more cilantro..

Cover this for a while so that the flavours gets together..

Serve this with any raita...

Take all your ingrediants
This is the spices you want
Boil your jack fruit
drain it
fry it oil
Drain it and set aside
crackle all whole spices
add in onions
fry till golden
add in carrot,peas and tomatoes
add in spice powders
now add in fried jack fruit
season with salt
add in herbs
and curd...
add in rice and mix well
pour in water
bring that to boil
cover and simmer
till rice is cooked
add in cilantro and ghee...
cover again
done done
Serve with raita


  1. mmmmmmmmm..davvero buonissima!baci!

  2. never heard about biriyani / pulav with jackfruit....very innovative thought

  3. could never like this veggie that much, but my Ma used to make this delicious curry with jackfruit and it was rich in taste. Will share this recipe with my Mom!

  4. looks super delicious, luv the step by step pics!

  5. Unfortunately we dont get raw jackfruits here, briyani looks super delicious..

  6. never tried this delicious one..nicely explained

  7. never tried this before...looks delicious.


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