Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pineapple Pachadi

Pachadis are an essential part of Sadhyas. Pachadi can be of two kinds, one where the veggies or fruit is cooked in a tamarind sauce with or without coconut and the other which are curd/yogurt based. The curd based ones are technically called kichadi.

Pineapple pachadi is usually served in wedding feasts. It is more on the sweeter side, rather it is a medley of flavours sweet, spicy and tangy. So if you like a slightly sweet and sour taste, you should try this pachadi.

This is my mother’s version of the pachadi, though while looking for recipes on the internet I saw many with a curd base. But this is how my mother makes it. Make sure to choose ripe pineapple.

Serves – 2 to 3
What you'll need
  1. Pineapple – 1.5 cup, peeled, and finely chopped
  2. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  3. Salt to taste

To Grind
  1. Coconut Scraped – 1.5 cup, Fresh or frozen
  2. Green Chilly – 1
  3. Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp

To Temper
  1. Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Fenugreek Seeds – ¼ tsp
  4. Dried Red Chilly – 1
  5. Curry Leaves – few

  1. In a heavy bottomed vessel, add the chopped pineapple, 1 cup of water, just enough to cover the pineapple pieces, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  2. Bring this to boil, and let it cook on medium heat until the pineapple pieces are cooked.
  3. In the meanwhile, grind the coconut, green chilly and mustard seeds, don’t add too much water while grinding.
  4. Once the pineapple pieces are cooked, add the ground coconut and mix well. Bring to boil and simmer for couple of minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Temper with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chilly and curry leaves.

Serve hot with rice.


Veena Theagarajan said...

yum!yum! I just clicked this weekend .. so tasty right?

sripriya vidhyashankar said...

Nice Recipe.. we added cumin seed instead of mustard while grinding..will try ur method..

Wer SAHM said...

refreshing pachadi

Rafeeda AR said...

that pachadi looks so delicious...

nandoos Kitchen said...

pachadi!! my fav. Nice post since vishu is nearing..

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so good.. Love anything with pineapple

Julie said...

looks tasty & the tangy flavors!!

Priya Suresh said...

This is something i would love to give a try definitely,delicious pachadi.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking pachadi.

Rajani said...

This is a happy coincidence for I was thinking of blogging about pachadis too, I had the simple mathan pachadi in mind. I love pineapple pachadi so much that my mom used to make it for every Vishu. I would make it the same way, maybe just add some tamarind water if the pineapple is not sour enough. Excellent clicks.

Hema said...

I make something similar to this but I add curd too, going to try this soon..

Hema said...

I make something similar to this but I add curd too, going to try this soon..

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