Sep 24, 2011

Pineapple Pachadi (Pineapple Cooked in a Yoghurt Coconut Sauce)

Today was really a busy day for me...I woke up at 6.00 in the morning,Yes that is really a unusual one,because I have never done this any day..My usual wakeup time is 7 or 7.30..Please don’t think bad about me..Somehow I couldn’t sacrifice nap’ng for anything..He He..”Everything will change after marriage”-This is the famous quote of Mum all day...

The first thing which I did is uploaded my blog..Then I logged out from my system and started my busy day.. 

Today my mum was little bit tired,so breakfast was upto me..I thought to make a special breakfast ...So I made Venpongal,Quick Sambar and some Tomato Coriander Chutney..It was totally southindian and delicious..I will post recipes soon..

After having a quick breakfast..I just refreshed myself and got ready for visiting my college friends after a year or so.We arranged for this plan a month before and today was the day..

You know how the feeling would be meeting your dearest friends after a long time..I was really excited about this and we went to a near by Icecream parlour..We really had a good time..We spend a hour or so together and finally came home by 2 in the afternoon..

Then me,mum and my two sister were having a good chat for so many hours...Still mum din talk anything about dinner so I think i should do it now...

And Tomorrow is my sisters’s birthday..She really want me to do something special for her birthday..So plans are going on..Will let you know about the meal tomorrow..

Now back to today’s recipe...Somehow I love the smell of pineapple just wafting through your house whenever you use them...The smell is so sweet and gorgeous..And you can never hide them because the aroma of this lovely fruit will show itself..

I love cooking with this,especially this pachadi recipe...Whenever I think about this my mouth will start watering..This pachadi taste sweet,sour and spicy at the same time..Thats what makes this dish unique..

Ok without any more delay,I deliver the recipe..


Pineapple-2 cups roughly pureed
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-2 tsp
Curd-1 cup

For Coconut Paste:
Coconut- ½ cup
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Green Chilli-1

For Tempering / Seasoning:
Oil-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kayapodi- ¼ tsp
Curry leaves-1 spring


Take a kadai and add in crushed pineapple and heat it up...

Add in turmeric powder,chilli powder,salt,sugar and mix well..

Cover and cook for 5-10 mins until the pineapple is cooked..

Meanwhile make a smooth paste out of coconut,cumin seeds,green chilli by adding somewater..

After the pineapple is cooked add the coconut paste to this and cook for 5 mins more mins..

Switch off the flame and add in the curd..Mix well..

Now make tempering by heating oil and crackling some mustard seeds,cumin seeds,asafoetida and curry leaves..

Pour this over the pachadi and mix well..

Serve this with rice and any gravy..

Take all your ingrediants
You don't need this much curry leaves...It is just for picture...This bunch is from our curry leaf plant..
Take coconut,cumin seeds and green chilli in a blender
add water and make into a fine paste
Take pineapple in a food processor or blender and
make into a rough puree
Pour this onto a kadai..
add in turmeric powder
and chilli powder
season with salt and
Mix well
Cover and cook for 10-15 mins
Pineapple is beautifully cooked..
now add in the coconut paste
mix well and cook for few more minutes
Switch off the flame and  add in curd
Mix well
Make tempering by heating oil and crackling all ingrediants..
pour that over the pachadi
It is getting delicious...
mix well so that everything gets incorporated...
Taste best with rice and any gravy
You can also serve it with pulav or briyani...
It looks delicious..But taste even better


  1. Pineapple pachadi is new to me. This indeed looks very delicious!! :)

  2. Delicious dear. Think I will buy pineapple if I go to the market tomorrow.
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  3. What an interesting way to prepare pineaaple;)

  4. Archana..I bought these from a near by super market...In tamilnadu you find this all over the place..

  5. I had never heard of this, but the preparation is simple and looks yummy. bookmarked

  6. Debe estar delicioso !!! me gustan mucho tus recetas, las veo muy amenudo aunque no escriba.
    Un abrazo

  7. <love pineapple look delicious!! gloria

  8. looks so love the sweet,sour and spicy combo..

  9. This really looks good. From your photos it looks like this can be served over rice as is, ie, no need for gravy.
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  10. looks good ! I dont grind the pineapples, but boil the chunks in salted water till tender ! !

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  11. wow! this mix of sweet and spicy looks interesting!...I've never try Indian food :/ but I'm curious!

  12. wow Arthi, really impressed that you are unmarried and still do so much cooking and blogging. Hats off girl !!!

    Pachhadi looks mouth watering. I love your wok (kadahi) too. What is it made of to get that earthy color?

  13. kalyani that sounds like a great idea too...

    Priya...Thank you so much dear...That kadai is made with mud is readily available here...It is a traditional earthernware...

  14. Looks awsm!!! My aunt will do the same with mango... I'll do this with pineapple and I'll give her :))) thank you..


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