Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style

Pineapple cooked in coconut and yogurt based gravy. It's a yummy sweet and sour side dish with rice. One of the must side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya.

Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala StylePineapple cooked in coconut and yogurt based gravy. It's a yummy sweet and sour side dish with rice. One of the must side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya. Notes: I made it with slightly thick consistency. Based on the consistency you need, you can add more water while grinding the coconut paste.

Summary

5150
  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinekerala
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Chopped Pineapple
3 Cups
Turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon
Green chilli
3 numbers
Salt
Sugar
2 teaspoons
Yogurt
6 tablespoons
Grind
Grated coconut
1 cup
Mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon
Green chilli
3 numbers
Shallot
2 numbers
Cumin seed
1 pinch
Garnish
Mustard seed
1/4 tsp
Shallot
2 numbers
Dried red chilli
2
Curry leaves
1 sprig

Steps

  1. Peel and remove the skin of the pineapple. Chop it into small 1" slices or even smaller. Slit the green chilli lengthwise.
  2. Cook pineapple pieces along with salt, turmeric powder and green chilli. Cover the pan and cook it over medium flame until pineapple pieces are cooked and soft. Mash few of the pieces, at this time.
    Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style
  3. Add sugar. Adjust sugar quantity based on the sweetness of the pineapple and how sweet you want the curry to be.
  4. Grind together ingredients listed under grind section into a fine paste - coconut, mustard seed, green chilli, shallot and cumin seed. Add sufficient water to grind it. If you are using frozen or refrigerated coconut (and not freshly grated one), grind with lukewarm water to get the fine paste.
  5. Once the pineapple is cooked, add the ground mixture to cooked pineapple and mix well. Cook it for around 5- 10 minutes until it boils and have slight thick consistency.
    Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style
  6. Switch off the flame and remove the pan. Then add yogurt and mix well. Adjust salt.
    Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style
  7. For seasoning - Slice shallots. Splutter mustard seeds. Add shallots and fry. Then add dried red chilli and curry leaves.
    Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style
  8. Serve it with rice :)
    Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style

Notes:

I made it with slightly thick consistency. Based on the consistency you need, you can add more water while grinding the coconut paste.