If you're into spicy dishes and love Indian cuisine, we have a fantastic new recipe we're sure you'll love: jackfruit biryani. Delicious layers of marinated jackfruit, seasoned rice, and dried fruit come together into a wonderful meal, as tasty as comforting.
Preparing biryani doesn't have to be a complex process, like in the traditional recipe. If you want an easier way of making this rice dish, you'll appreciate our simpler recipe. Just layer the prepared ingredients in a pot or skillet and cook them over the hob while you sit back and relax — nice and simple.
A good Indian biryani has three components: a spicy marinated meaty base, a fluffy basmati rice layer, and aromatic toppings. Fragrant spices like turmeric, garam masala, chillies, and cinnamon give this dish its distinctive flavour and colour. While the slow-cooking method ensures the ingredients soak in all the flavours to perfection.
You'll need about one hour and a half from start to finish, although the actual preparation time is no more than 30 minutes. This jackfruit biryani is an ideal recipe for batch cooking, so you can make a little more and pack some extra meals for the week.
Jackfruit chunks are the "meaty" base of our biryani. This fruit is actually a staple food in Indian cuisine and also happens to be a wonderful vegan meat replacement. The unripe fruit has an amazing fleshy texture that feels exactly like chicken. So if you were looking for a vegan chicken biryani recipe, you've hit the spot!
As for the rice, we opted for brown basmati rice for a boost of fibres, but feel free to use white rice if you prefer. And finally, a good sprinkle of raisins and apricots give the rice a nice fruity burst, while fresh mint cools down the heat from the spices. Getting hungry? Let's get started then!