Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pineapple Pachidi/Onam Recipes

                                                                     I have a very close Malayali friend who has invited us for Onam tomorrow.I have to make this pachidi for her so learnt how to make the pachidi from her and here is the recipe.I am not a big fan of Kerala food but we are all celebrating Onam together so that enthusiasm made me try this pachidi and post it too...
It is a sweet and sour tangy pachidi with the pineapple flavour and chunky pieces of Pineapple.I love pineapple and those who love the flavour will really enjoy the pachidi..

You will Need
  • Half a Pineapple
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 Tbs of Powdered Jaggery
  • 2-3 Tbs of Thick Curds
  • Salt to taste

To Grind
  • 3 Tbs of Scraped Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • One tsp Cumin Seeds

To Temper
  • One tsp Coconut Oil
  • One tsp Mustard seeds
  • Two Red Chillies
  • Few Curry Leaves

How to
1.Peel the skin and chop the pineapple into small pieces as shown in the picture.
 2.Grind to gether coconut,mustard and cumin seeds.
 3.Add a little water and make a paste.
 4.In a pan boil pineapple with very little water,turmeric powder,chilli powder and jaggery.Let the pineapple become soft but not mushy let it be crisp.
 5.Once the pineapple is cooked add the ground paste and allow it to boil for few minutes till the raw smell of the coconut goes.
 6.Switch off the flame add curds and mix well.Do not boil after adding the curds.
 7.In a small pan heat coconut oil crackle mustard seeds add red chilli,curry leaves and pour over the pineapple pachidi.

Mix well and serve as a side in the Onam menu or enjoy as a pachidi with sambar or any south indian gravy.

  • Adjust the sweetness according to your taste.You can replace sugar with jaggery.
  • If you want it more spicy slit one or two green chillies while boiling the pineapple.

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