Sep 24, 2011

Pineapple Pachadi

Pineapple Pachadi

A very tasty side dish with rice. Popular in Kerala Cuisine !!!

Serves: 2

You will need

1 cup pineapple cubes (135 g)
1 cup water (100 ml)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon (or to taste)

For coconut paste:

4 tablespoons (60 g) grated coconut
1 small green chilli
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoons water
4 curry leaves

Make a smooth paste of above ingredients with water. Finally add curry leaves and blend again. Keep aside.

For seasoning:

2 teaspoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 dried red chilli, broken
4 curry leaves


In a bowl, mix pineapple cubes with salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Cover with a lid and boil on a low to medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until the pineapple cubes softens.

Add coconut paste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cook again on a low heat for 5 - 7 minutes. Switch off the heat.

For seasoning:

In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add broken red chilli and curry leaves. Saute for 2 minutes or until crisp. Pour the seasoning over Pineapple pachadi and serve with rice.

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