Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pineapple Gojju / Menaskai/ Pachadi

It's a blog hop day. This is my third time in this series. I had to blog hop Rinku's Kitchen Treats. Rinku is from Kerala and has an enchanting collection of recipes. It was a pleasure going through her space. It's filled with colorful images of the dishes. It's a feast to eyes. Picking what to cook was a challenge in itself. After shortlisting 5 or so, I wanted to try something authentic Kerala cuisine. But one of my favorite pineapple gojju made the cut. My mom makes this often using mangoes/ pineapples during festivals and it's gone in jiffy. This is commonly made during festivals and weddings in B'lore. I did not make much changes to her recipe since I wanted to see how it turns out. Note to self - should sometime post our konkani style recipe too. Below recipe turned almost close to taste as we do it. Do try out this simple recipe.

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 min. | Cooking Time: 20 ~ 30 min.


  • Pineapple pieces - 2 cups
  • Tamarind - 1/2 tsp. extract
  • Chili powder - 2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Jaggery - 2 tbsp full
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Green Chilies - 2
  • Oil - 1 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
  • Red chilies - 2
  • Curry leaves - 7 to 10 leaves
  • Salt to taste

  •  Method of Preparation:

    ~ Grind coconut and green chilies to make a fine paste.
    ~ In a heavy bottomed pan, add tamarind extract with half a cup of water and bring it to boil.
    ~ Add chili powder, pineapple pieces and salt. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Cover and cook for another 2 min.
    ~ Now add coconut paste, jaggery and continue to cook until it masala thickens. Once done remove from heat, prepare the seasoning and pour it on top & close the lid.
    ~ For seasoning, heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add red chilies and curry leaves.

    ~ Note that if you let it sit for some hours and reheat to serve, it tastes even better, since the fruit pulls in all the spices.

     This is off to Radhika's Blog Hopping event

    And to Nayna's Flavours of South India

     to MMK series Vrat ka Khana by Kalyani

    Update: Sending this to Richa's F for Fruit Curries event via Charitha.



    1. looks so yummy....

      drop by my space when u gettime..
      thanks in advance

    2. Ooh that's turned out so yummy..Thanks a lot dear for trying the pineapple pachadi. Its one of my fav too.. Glad u liked it..

    3. Its one of my all time favorites :)!

    4. Fingerlicking pachadi,super delicious..

    5. wud want to try this sometime..have been reading so much abt this recipe...looks flavorful.

    6. Tangy and yummy! Very delicious.

    7. love your gojju recipe dear, looks vibrant too :)

    8. wow a suitable pachadi for many things - lip smacker :)

    9. pachadi look so yummy n delicious dear, love the pineapple pachadi a lot..

    10. yummy yum pachadi..
      first time here,glad to follow you :-)
      Do drop in my space too
      Erivum puliyum

    11. wow! looks so awesome!! would love to make this sometime..

    12. This is so lovely and what an inviting color.

    13. very interesting must try it soon

    14. Thank you all for the lovely comments. We enjoyed this yummy dish, instant hit with kids.

    15. first time here..your pineapple gojju looks so yummy.. nice clicks...

    16. omg...this is absolutely tempting pachadi..
      Tasty Appetite

    17. I have saved this to give a try ~ sounds so very delicious!

    18. i posted the roundup finally!


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