Jackfruit Biryani

There is nothing like one pot meals for a Sunday gathering.Be it lamb fish or chicken rice.Most meat lovers love it to bits.However,there is something better for vegetarians.Sunday special is nothing better than the delicious jackfruit biryani. One pot meal loved by all who want their protein.Most people love ordering it online.However,it is something you can make easily.If you really Biryani, this is a great way of using jackfruit. It is a wholesome meal.Great when someone is coming home for dinner.I make all kinds of Biryani,Paneer,beetroot,pineapple and fenugreek.      

Jackfruit is in quite a demand these days.

Thanks to veganism on the rise.People are rooting for climate change warriors.

Before you protest,meat industry is also a huge reason for global warming.Ditch the meat and go for the yummy jackfruit.

It is cheap,plentiful and wholesome.

Go ahead and have this biryani,trust me you will not miss your meat.

Many non-vegans have had this and never felt the difference.

One meal at a time we can still make a change.I am not yet a vegan but I have lessened the consumption. I have been a vegetarian for last 20 years after testing allergic to egg and I am glad my existence doesn’t depend on someone’s life.


Scroll below to read the recipe of jackfruit biryani


Jackfruit Biryani
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Jackfruit Biryani


    For marination:
  • 500 gms jackfruit pieces before peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup yogurt/curd
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp each (ginger,garlic and green chillies)
    For Biryani
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 big cardamom,crushed
  • 2 small cardamom,crushed
  • 1 tsp each (ginger,garlic and green chillies)
  • 2 cloves crushed
  • 2 -3 large onions finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup each fresh (coriander,mint) chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 7-8 saffron strands in 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 2 tbsp ghee(optional)
  • 2 cups basmati rice soaked in water for 30 mins
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • Salt as per taste


  • Steam the jackfruit pieces for 15 minutes or pressure cook until 1 whistle.
  • Mix the curd with spices and marinate the jackfruit.Keep it in the fridge for 4 hours/overnight.
  • Heat a pan with heavy bottom and add 2-3 tbsp oil.
  • Add the whole spices with cumin seeds.
  • Add Onion with ginger,garlic and chillies with little salt,let it cook on medium flame until golden brown.
  • Add the jackfruit pieces with the curd mix.Cook for 10 mins.
  • Add the chopped coriander and mint with remaining spice powders and salt.
  • Add half of coconut milk and let it cook.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pot with good 5-6 cups of water and salt.
  • Once its is boiling,add rice and let it cook for 7-8 minutes(or until its around 70% cooked).
  • Once the jackfruit is partially cooked(70%), start taking out the rice and stack it in the biryani pan.
  • Spread the ghee and saffron milk using a spoon on top of the rice.
  • Add remaining cococnut milk on top of rice,this will help jackfruit to be more moist.
  • Cover the biryani pan/pot with a lid and add some heavy item(like 1kg flour/pressure cooker etc) on the lid.This will help you give the dum.
  • Let it cook on the lowest flame for 5 mins and then move the pan to cook at different places for 5 minutes at least 2-3 times i.e cook for 15-20 minutes at lowest flames, changing the position every 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, let the pan be covered for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and slowly mix the rice and jackfruit pieces,serve warm.

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