Raw Jackfruit Pulao - Kathal Pulav Recipejackfruit pulao recipe
Recipe type: Pulao/Rice
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Raw jackfruit – 250 grams (peeled)
  • Oil – 4-5 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Curd - ½ cup
  • Cashews – 10-2 (2 tbsp)
  • Brown cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Cloves – 4
  • Black peppercorns – 8-10
  • Ginger – 1 inch (thinly sliced)
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly powder - ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1.5 tsp or to taste
  1. Wash the rice thoroughly with water and soak it for half an hour. Drain out the excess water and keep it aside. Grease the hand with some oil and cut the jackfruit into ¾-1 inch small chunks.
  2. Peel the brown cardamom and crush its seeds along with cinnamon stick, cloves and black peppercorns into coarse powder.
  3. Cut the cashews into 2 pieces and place them in a bowl.
  4. Place a vessel on flame and pour 2 cups of water into it. Cover the vessel so that the water starts boiling quickly. Once the water comes to the boil, add jackfruit pieces and ½ tsp of salt into it. Mix it really well, cover the vessel and let the jackfruit cook for 7-8 minutes.
  5. After 8 minutes, jackfruits will turn tender. Turn off the flame and strain the jackfruit through a sieve. Now place a pressure cooker on flame and pour the oil into it. When the oil gets heated, add cumin seeds and crushed spices into it. Saute it for a while. Add ginger and roast it as well.
  6. Then add jackfruit into it, keep stirring it continuously and roast it for 5 minutes until it turns crisp. After that, add turmeric powder and curd into it. Mix it really well and saute it for a minute.
  7. Add rice into the cooker along with red chilly powder and salt. Mix everything really well. Pour 2 cups of water into it, stir to mix well. Put the lid on and let the pulao cook until the cooker releases a whistle. After that, turn off the flame, release half of its pressure and let the remaining pressure escapes on its own.
  8. Pressure is settled completely, take off the lid and add cashews into it. Mix it really well.
  9. Transfer the pulao on a plate, jackfruit pulao is now ready. Garnish this mouth-watering and tantalizing jackfruit pulao with some chopped green coriander and cashews and serve it steaming hot. Enjoy!
Recipe by Indian Good Food at https://indiangoodfood.com/1705-raw-jackfruit-pulao.html