Sunday, 12 February 2012

Pineapple Pachadi

Pachadi is another traditional Kerala dish made using a fruit or vegetable by grinding together coconut and mustard seeds and finally simmering everything in curd. Pachadi is part of almost every Onam Sadhya.

What you need for Pineapple Pachadi:
  • Ripe Pineapple – 1 cup peeled and cubed
  • Turmeric powder– 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Curd/Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  • Green Chillies – 2 small ones
  • Cumin seeds– 1/2 tbsp
  • Shallots –  2 
  • Ginger pieces – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chillies – 4
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Salt  to taste
  • Sugar  to taste (optional)
The Preparation method:

  • Boil the pineapple pieces in enough water along with salt, turmeric and Red Chilly Powder until soft.
  • Grind coconut with ginger,green chilli,shallot, cumin, and mustard.
  • Blend yogurt with little water and salt and keep aside.
  • Once the pineapples are cooked, add the ground coconut paste 
  • Keep cooking on medium flame for another 8-10 minutes till it becomes thick.
  • Reduce heat and add the yogurt. Mix everything and heat for a few minutes. Add sugar if you want more sweetness. Remove from stove top.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and curry leaves for a few minutes.
  • Pour seasoning over the Pineapple Pachadi.
  • Tasty Pineapple pachadi is ready to be served with rice.

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