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Pineapple Pachadi

Pachadi is a traditional Kerala cuisine dish made using a fruit or vegetable. Because of abundance of coconuts in Kerala almost all the dishes from there are prepared with coconut where curd forms the base. And this dish is no exception. It makes a great combination and a part of Kerala Sadhya. It is equally liked by the adults as well as kids because of the beautiful flavors. Any type of Pachadi is a must for the festive meal of Onam.
  Ripe pineapple 2 Cup (32 tbs), peeled and chopped
  Green chilies 2 Medium, half slit
  Ginger 1 Inch, sliced
  Salt To Taste
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Dry red chilies 2 Medium
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Curd 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), beaten
For seasoning
  Refined vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dry red chilies 3 Medium, halved

1. Cook pineapple with green chillies, ginger, salt and 1/2 cup water.
2. Grind coconut and red chillies to a paste. Add crushed mustard seeds.
3. Mix the ground ingredients with the cooked pineapple. Allow it to boil once and remove from fire. Add beaten curd and mix well.
4. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add red chillies and curry leaves.
5. Pour the seasoning over the cooked pineapple. Mix well.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Dry Curry
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
I first had Pineapple Pachadi, when I had visited a Keralite friend of mine for Onam Festival. The whole dining experience was divine.But the the dish I liked the most was Pineapple Pachadi. This is his borrowed recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 223 Calories from Fat 140

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25.1%

Saturated Fat 7.6 g37.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.7 mg1.2%

Sodium 117.9 mg4.9%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.2%

Sugars 12.4 g

Protein 3 g6.7%

Vitamin A 17.2% Vitamin C 109%

Calcium 6.7% Iron 7.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
This is such an exotic and different dish. Didn't know pineapple was popular in Kerela. Thanks
emilyvyomahallaway's picture
This is one recipe that can top the charts of Worlds most peculiar dishes...amazing concept
chockyfoodie's picture
It is very delicious.
Meaty's picture
This is definitely delicious......
umaima's picture
HhhhMMmmmm so appetizing.... it can go with any meal...I will try it for sure
savvy's picture
Have come across a similar recipe from Karnataka called gojju. Tangy, Sweet and Hot.. trickling the taste buds
Anonymous's picture
Love the blend of flavours in this recipe
Pineapple Pachadi Recipe