Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Pineapple Pachadi


Chopped pineapple – 2 cups
Big Chilies (Thondan Mulaku) – 4 nos
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Set curd – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Sugar – 1 ½ tsp
Shallots – 4 nos
Mustard seeds – 1 ½ tsp
Curry leaves – as required
Salt – as required
Oil – as required

Method of Preparation:

Cook pineapple with water, salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and big chilies. When it is properly cooked add sugar (water should completely reduce). Grind coconut, mustard seeds, shallots and curry leaves well. Add this mixture to the cooked pineapple. Let the pineapple cook in this mixture. Let it cool. Add curd to it. Splutter mustard seeds in oil. Add dried red chilies and curry leaves. Add this to the pachadi.


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