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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Calories 171 kcal
Author Jane Jojo


  • 3 Cups pineapple Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 numbers green chilli
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons yogurt


  • 1 cup coconut grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 numbers green chilli
  • 2 numbers shallot
  • 1 pinch cumin seed


  • 1/4 tsp mustard seed
  • 2 numbers shallot
  • 2 red chilli dried
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  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.
  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.
  6. Switch off the flame and remove the pan. Then add yogurt and mix well. Adjust salt.
  7. For seasoning - Slice shallots. Splutter mustard seeds. Add shallots and fry. Then add dried red chilli and curry leaves.
  8. Serve it with rice :)

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 58mg6%
Vitamin C 102mg124%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.