Pineapple pachadi

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Pineapple pachadi is a sweet and sour side dish used for meals. Especially during onam, when there are many dishes that fill the banana leaf(For Onam, meals or food is served on Banana leaf), pineapple pachadi is a popular pick. It is a perfect blend of the sweetness from pineapple, the sourness from yogurt/curd and heat from green chilli. The seasoning or flavor of thick coconut-cumin-mustard paste makes it yummy 🙂

Pachadi can be make from different vegetables like Beetroot, Okra(Vendakka), Ripe mango etc. Made this for the first time and I was thinking that I might not like it due to it sweetness. But surprisingly, it was good!!!

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INGREDIENTS:
Note: Cup used for measurement is US measurement cup, 1 cup = 237 ml

Pineapple – 100 gm or 1 cup
Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Yogurt – 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli – 1 no
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt – to taste(apprx. 3/4 tsp)
Oil – 1 tbsp

To grind:-
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup, approx. 65 gm
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
Green chilli – 1 no

METHOD:

1. In a saucepan, heat some water(approx. 1 cup). To this, add the finely chopped pineapple, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and half the salt.
2. Cook covered till the pineapple pieces cook well and becomes very soft(that it can be mashed). Add water if you think that the pineapple will stick to the pan.
3. Meanwhile grind the ingredients mentioned under ‘To Grind’ section into a smooth paste using a mixie/blender.
4. Once pineapple cooks, add the ground coconut mix to the bowl and mix well.
5. Let it boil for few mins and cook through in medium flame.
6. Add the yogurt/curd and mix well. Reduce the flame to sim once you add yogurt/curd. Let it stay for a minute or so.
7. Add the remaining salt and mix well. Remove from flame.
8. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds splutter, add broken dry red chilli and curry leaves. Remove from flame once it splutters.
9. Put this on the prepared pineapple pachadi and give a stir.

Serve with rice!

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