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Raw Jackfruit Biryani

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Adjust Servings:
For the Rice :
2 cups long grain Basmati rice
2 tsp salt
4 cups water
2 bay leaves
2-3 green cardamoms
2 piece cinnamon stick
3-4 cloves
For the Masala :
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp Ghee
500 g raw jackfruit
1 tsp shahi zeera
1 1/2 cup onions –thinly sliced
2 tsp finely chopped ginger
3-4 green chillies
1 cup yogurt
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp chopped mint
2 tbsp chopped coriander
salt to taste
For Garnishing :
1/2 cup onions—fried golden
2 tbsp mint leaves--chopped
10-12 roasted cashew nuts
15-20 roasted raisins
10-15 strands saffron soaked
1 tbsp milk

Raw Jackfruit Biryani

  • Veg
    • 1 hr 15 mins
    • Serves 5
    • Medium


    • For the Rice :

    • For the Masala :

    • For Garnishing :

    How to Make Raw Jackfruit Biryani

    For the Rice

    1. Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.
    2. Drain the water and add the rice to a heavy bottom pan along with 4 cups of water. Season with salt and toss in bay leaves,green cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves.
    3. Cook the rice until it is 80% done.

    For the Masala

    1. Heat oil in a pan.
    2. Once the oil is hot, add jackfruit and fry until golden brown.
      Remove from the pan and set aside.
    3. Heat ghee and add shahi zeera and onion.Fry until onion turns a golden brown.
      Add ginger and green chillies and fry for a minute.
      Add yogurt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, and fried jackfruit.
    4. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
      Add mint, coriander, and salt.
    5. Cook covered until the jackfruit is done.

    Note: Add a splash of water if necessary.

    Assembling the Biryani

    1. Add the jackfruit masala in a pan.
    2. Sprinkle somefried onions, mint leaves, cashew nuts and raisins.
    3. Cover with cooked rice.
    4. Top with the remaining golden fried onions, mint leaves, cashew nuts, raisins, and saffron soaked in milk.
    5. Cover the pan tightly and cook on very low heat for 10-15 minutes.
    6. Remove the pan from heat and let rest for another 10 minutes.
    7. Fluff with a fork.
    8. Serve and enjoy!


    The jackfruit tree can produce up to 250 jackfruits in a single year.

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