Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kathal Ka Pulao [Jack fruit Pulao]

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


  • 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


  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


  1. I have never had kathal ka 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!

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  5. I am craving to taste this . :)

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