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Jackfruit Biryani

Jackfruit goes well as a substitute of non-veg. In this summer season lot of jackfruits harvest. In market it is available in low price. In this season you can buy both raw and ripe jackfruit. Jackfruit is known as the vegetarian meat. There are so many dishes of jackfruit. Sweet dishes are made with ripe jackfruit.

Ingredients:

Raw jackfruit 1/2 kg
Basmati rice 1 1/2 cups (soaked and drained)
Fried cashew nuts and raisins 1 cup
Green cardamoms 4Jackfruit
Black cardamoms 4
Cloves 3
Cinnamon 2
Onions 4 (thinly sliced)
Ginger & Garlic paste 1 tsp
Green Chili 2
Pure ghee 3 tablespoons
Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder 2 teaspoons
Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder 2 teaspoons
Tomatoes chopped 3 medium
Yogurt whisked 1 1/2 cups
Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 bunch
Fresh mint leaves torn 1 bunch
Saffron (kesar) 5-6 strands (soaked in Milk 2 tablespoons)
Kewra water 1 tablespoon
Oil to deep fry
Salt as taste

Method:

Before you cut Jack fruit grease your hands with little oil. Grease the cutting knife and chopping board too. Cut the jackfruit in to cube size. Wash and drain the jackfruit .Half cook the rice in six cups of water. Add some salt and two green cardamoms, two black cardamoms, cloves and one stick of cinnamon.

When rice will half cook drains the water. Refresh the half cooked rice under the cold water.
Heat oil in deep kadai and fry the jackfruit cubes. Drain extra oil from jackfruit and put on an absorbent paper and set aside.

In the same kadai deep fry the half onion. Put on an absorbent paper.Heat ghee in another pan, crackle the sahi jeera. Add remaining onion sauté for some time. Add ginger garlic paste in it. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, and red chili powder and chopped tomatoes. Cook little more. Add fried jackfruit.

Stir all the mashala and jackfruit.When the mashala coat on jackfruit. Add whisked cord in it. Add salt as taste. Heat ghee in a pot. Arrange half of the jackfruit mixture. Spread a layer of half the rice over this. Sprinkle little saffron milk, garam masala powder

Drop little mint leaves and kewara water over it. Arrange remaining jackfruit mixture and rice this way.Spread the fried onion, mint leaves, remaining kewra water and fried cashew nut raisins on top. Cover with aluminum foil. Cover the lid. Place a heavy weight over it. Cook in low flame. After 5 to 10 minutes. Open the lid mix gently and serve warm with raita or korma.

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