Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pineapple Pachadi Recipe - Kerala Style Pineapple Raita

Pineapple Pachadi Recipe
Pineapple Pachadi is a traditional kerala side dish which is made with pineapple in a coconut yogurt based sauce.Last year I posted Cucumber Pachadi so wanted to post a pachadi recipe this year.Pachadi is nothing but raita which is usually served as an accompaniment for meals in onam sadya.Pineapple Pachadi is a delicious raita with a sweet tangy taste and this is a must item in all sadyas.Be prepared to see more onam sadya recipes this week here :)

They call this pachadi as madhura curry with a slight variation with black grapes added to this pachadi.

Pineapple Pachadi Recipe

Pineapple Pachadi Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala

Pineapple - 1/2 cup chopped
Thick Curd - 1/3 cup
Jaggery / Sugar - 1 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 small slitted
Water - as required to cook
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Fresh Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/8 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp

To temper:

Coconut Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli - 1
Curry Leaves - a small sprig

Method:

  1. Remove the outer skin of pineapple, the thorny part then slice them into circles and chop them into bite sized cubes.Set aside.
    How to make pineapple pachadi - Step1
  2. In a mixer, add the ingredients listed under 'to grind' along with little water and grind it to a fine paste,Set aside.In pan add chopped pineapple pieces along with turmeric powder,red chilli chilli powder,salt and little water.If you are adding sugar/jaggery add it along(see my notes).How to make pineapple pachadi - Step2
  3. Cook till it turns soft but not mashable, it should be slightly crunchy enough to bite.Add coconut paste and saute for 3mins until raw smell of coconut leaves.Then switch off and let it cool.How to make pineapple pachadi - Step3
  4. Heat a tadka pan - heat oil and add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add this tadka to cooked pineapple coconut mixture.Add curd, tadka tempering and mix well.How to make pineapple pachadi - Step4
Serve with rice and any curry of your choice.

Pineapple Pachadi Recipe

My Notes:

  • The consitency whould be semi thick.
  • Don't let the pineapple pieces turn mushy.It should be cooked to soft.There is another version where you can even mash the fruit but I prefer this version of chunky pineapple pieces.
  • Let the pineapple coconut mixture cool a  bit before you add curd else it will curdle.I added thick yogurt, if you want you can even whisk it once and then add it.
  • Coconut paste should not be very fine and should not be watery.
  •  If you feel pineapple is not very sweet then add sugar / jaggery while cooking it.I used a nicely ripe fruit so it was sweet so I skipped adding sugar / jaggery.
Pineapple Pachadi Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

4 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious... Loved the set up with wet vazhai ilai :)

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  2. Never heard of this.Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. the grinding part gives the more flavor to the recipe

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