Monday, 13 February 2012

Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Special Receipe

   This is one of the dishes that is served in a traditional Kerala feast (sadya). This is a very tasty dish, you should definitely try it. The recipe is very simple and won’t take more than 25- 30 mts to cook (if you are using canned pineapple).

Ingredients :-
  •  Pineapple chunks/ tidbits /crushed pineapple – 1 can (You can also use fresh pineapple – 1 – 1.5 cup) I discard the syrup if I use canned   pineapple.
  •  Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  •  Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
    Pineapple Pachadi
  •  Grated jaggery – 1 tbsp
  •  Yoghurt – 1/4 - 1/2 cup
  •  Salt – As required
  •  Coconut – 1/2 cup
  •  Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  •  Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 1 - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies – 2 - 3
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Preparation Method:

1.  In a pan add the pineapple pieces, turmeric powder, chilly powder, jaggery and salt. Add very little water (less than 1/4 cup) since water will ooze out from the pineapple.

2.Cook till the pineapple is done and all the water is evaporated, about 10 - 15 minutes at medium heat. Switch off and cool down.

3. Now grind the cooked pineapple in a mixer until you get a coarse paste.

4. Meanwhile grind the grated coconut and cumin seeds to a very fine paste adding water, if required. Now add 1/4 tsp mustards to this paste and give 2-3 pulses OR You can crush the mustards in a mortar and pestle. Transfer the pineapple mixture back to the pan and add the ground coconut mixture and crushed mustards. Mix well and cook for a few minutes at medium-low heat,until the raw taste of coconut is gone. Add yoghurt when slightly cooled. Taste check for salt.

5.  In another pan, add 2 tsp coconut oil, splutter mustards, fry dry red chillies and add curry leaves. Pour it over the pachadi and mix well. Serve hot with rice. If you think it is too sweet you can add more yoghurt.



1)  You can save time by using crushed canned pineapple since you don’t need to grind them.

2)Instead of red chilli powder, you can use green chillies (1 - 2). 

3)  You can also make pachadi with ripe mango and ripe plantain in the same way.

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