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Recipe: Raw Jackfruit Dum Biryani

May 12, 2022 12:54 IST

Anyone who has eaten Kathal or Raw Jackfruit Biryani will know why it is not difficult to mistake the juicy chunks of jackfruit for meat.

Easy to digest and vegan, this meat-alternative dish from Bethica Das not only tastes gorgeous but is nutrient giving and a guaranteed dinner table winner.

Enjoy the biryani with raita, salad, pickle and roasted papad.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Bethica Das

Kathal Dum Biryani

Serves: 2-3



Note: If you don't have access to fresh jackfruit use a tin of pre-boiled 400-500 gm jackfruit and skip the boiling process in the method of the recipe.

Both rose water and kewra essence will impart a strong taste to the biryani and can be skipped if not a taste you prefer.

Vegans will need to skip the ghee and use cashew butter instead.

Those on a diabetic diet may consider using a healthier grain like millets or quinoa in place of the rice.

Bethica Das is a Sharjah-based food blogger.