Quinoa Kathal Biriyani

Chef Sadaf Hussain

Cook Time: 20 mins

Serves: 2 People

A blend of various ingredients that add up to a nourishing and delicious meal. Quinoa recipes come in handy, especially to the many people out there who want to enjoy biryani but are health conscious. Quinoa contains essential Amino acids that are beneficial to the body and also contains high proteins, iron and LOW GI.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ kg Kathal (jackfruit)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 tablespoon Biryani masala powder
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Soybeans
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 medium onion, sliced and fried till crisp
  • 15-20 cashew and sultana
  • 1 cardamom pods or 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
40.8 gms


  • Start by cooking the quinoa with the vegetable stock, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves according to package instructions and cool completely once thats done

  • Proceed by heating one tablespoon ghee in a deep pan, and sauté kathal with all the whole spices for around 6-7 minutes.

  • Then add the soybeans, yogurt, garam masala and cook for about 2 more minutes till everything is covered with spices.

  • Simultaneously in another deep pan, place crisp onion, layer quinoa with vegetables, cashews, sultanas and fresh greens along with some ghee. Repeat this same process twice.

  • Cover the lid and let it cook again for 10 minutes.

  • Serve hot in an earthen pot.


Fibre: 4.8 g

Carbs: 156.4 g

Protein: 40.8 g

Fats: 121.66 g

Calories: 1969 cal