Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kathal Ka Pulao [Jack fruit Pulao]

Jack of all,master of many...such is this jack fruit...now a recipe of many one's liking:



Ingredients:


  • Kathal [jackfruit]- 1/2 kg [cut into cubes] 
  • Onion- 4 medium size,thinly sliced
  • Rice [soaked]- 21/2 cups
  • Green cardamom- 2-3 pieces
  • Clove- 5-6 pieces
  • Cinnamon- 1 small stick
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Black cardamom- 8 pieces
  • Onion paste- 2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste- 1 tsp
  • Red chilli Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli- 2-3 pieces
  • Roasted coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Curd- 1/2 cup
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Pure ghee- 2tbsp
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Salt to the taste

Method:

  1. Wash and soak rice 1/2 hour before preparation of pulao.
  2. Heat  half of the oil in a cooker on low flame.Then fry the sliced onion till it turns transparent.
  3. Add kathal & salt [1/4 tsp] and  fry till it turns golden brown.Put off the flame.
  4. Take out kathal of cooker and keep it separately in a dish.
  5. Now heat the oil in the cooker.
  6. Add all the above mentioned spices,fry for 1-2 seconds,then add onion paste,garlic paste & ginger paste.Mix well and fry till oil starts oozing in the cooker.
  7. Now add fried kathal,saute for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add curd,mix and keep on stirring till oil gets separated in the cooker.
  9. Add rice,salt and garam masala. Mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Then add water up to level.Close the lid of the cooker.Put off the flame after one whistle.
The pulao is ready.


Serve hot with coriander chutney or raita.
[note: deep frying pan can be used instead of cooker but double the water i.e. 4 cups]

serving: 4 people


















10 comments:

  1. I have never had kathal ka polao...in Bengali we call the ripe fruit Kathal and the unripe version mocha, which is used to make a gravy type sabzi. This is interesting, I must share this recipe with my mother :-) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Suchi ji thanks for your feelings which is inspirational.my family loves kathal's sabzi.Eventually i tried its pulao which my family and guests happened to like it too.

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  2. i have enjoyed indian pulao of several varities and relish them but never tasted this one.seems to be tasty,will like to have it at first opportunity.

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  3. Madam,my wife says green kathal is available in this season only.We will cook this pulav soon.My wife is a curious reader of you blog.

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  4. Madam,me and my wife are fond of kathal and are sure this value added pulav will be a hit our taste bud.

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    1. Mr.Ajay,i am thankful for your encouragement.

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  5. I am craving to taste this . :)

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    1. Dear Indrani ji,your reaction is thankfully awaited.

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