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How to prepare Kathal Pulao with Malai kofta?

Bengalis call jackfruits as kathal. Pulao is also a particular type of rice preparation that include variety of spices and other cooking ingredients. Jackfruit in raw form is used to make this delicious Kathal pulao. This is an uncommon recipe prepared in many houses of Bengal. You can get a wonderful flavor of unripe jackfruit after consuming this main dish.

How to prepare Kathal Pulao with Malai kofta


  • Unripe jackfruit peeled ( 1 bowl)
  • Basmati rice ( 2 cups)
  • Onions ( 2 medium size thinly sliced)
  • Bay leaf 2
  • Green cardamom -3
  • Cloves – 4
  • Javitri/ mace – ( 2 to 3 strands)
  • Cinnamon  – 1 inch
  • Oil
  • Green chilies – 1 to 2
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Cashew – 10 to 12
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

How to make jackfruit pulao or kathal pulao


Take two cups of rise and wash it well till it remains clear water. Make sure that the rice is clear of starch. After washing, soak the rice for a period of 30 minutes. Drain water from the rice and keep it aside. Now you need to grease oil to your palm, cutting board and knife. This is done as the unripe jackfruit has sticky fluid which may stick on your hand or chopping board as well as knife. Remove the seeds from the jackfruit and chop it in the size you desire. Also you have to dip the jack fruit in water after cutting so that it does not turn black.

Now, take a pan over the gas oven and heat it. Pour 2 and half tablespoon of oil over the pan. Fry the jackfruit pieces by adding little salt in it till it becomes golden brown in color. Take out the jackfruits with proper drainage of oil and keep it over the separator with the tissue paper in it. With the same oil where you have cooked the jackfruits, fry the cashews. Fry till it becomes golden brown in color.

Take a thick bottom separator and add 3 table spoon of ghee. Once it is heated, add the whole spices such as bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seeds etc. Fry it with a spoon till it becomes golden brown and brings out wonderful smell.  Now add the sliced onion in it. Saute the onions till it becomes golden brown in color. Now add ginger garlic paste in it. Also add the green chilli powder and mix it well with the spoon. Now add the basmati rice in the mixture and again sauté with a spoon. Now add water and salt and simmer it till  the rice is half cooked.

Now you need to switch off the gas once the rice is half cooked. Now, put the layer of fried jackfruit, green chillies, roasted cashew, fried golden onions, ginger extract and garam masala powder. Make 2 layers and then cover it with the cotton cloth and then cover it with a lid. Now put it under the flame for around 10 to 12 minutes.

Jack fruit pulao is ready. Serve it with raita.

Malai Kofta

You can get a wonderful side dish which can be taken with rice, roti or biriyani.

Malai Kofta


  • Plain flour 3 tablespoon
  • Chopped green chillies -4
  • Ghee
  • Tomatoes – 4 large
  • Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Large onions
  • Coriander seeds
  • Cherongia sapick
  • Ginger
  • Cumin seeds
  • Cloves garlic
  • Fresh cream etc


First of all, you need to crumble the paneer. Take a separator; add plain flour, coriander, salt, baking soda, chillies.  Mix it well with hand and form dough. Make small balls and roll it to make a smooth appearance.

Now, you have to make the gravy. For this, cut the tomatoes into big pieces. Take a container adds those tomatoes and add some water and cook it. Once it becomes soft make a soup like fluid.

Take a pan, add ghee and let it get wheat. Now add green chillies and tomato soup , salt and heat it for 10 to 15 minutes.

Fry koftas in another pan and pour it over the fluid made up of tomato. Cook for 5 minutes and serve hot.You can consume it with rice, roti as well as parathas.