wikipedia for details.Sadya series continues. Pineapple pachadi is a sweet, sour and spicy side dish. Do not mistake it for a dessert. The significance of the pachadi and the yellow colors in the picture today are all significant of the festival Vishu. Vishu, celebrated as Kerala's astrological New Year falls on the 9th month 'Medam' of the Malayalam Calender. I know it's strange that the new year falls on the 9th month but apparently astrologically and officially things differ. Please take a look at
Pineapple grated- 1-2 cups
Grated coconut-3 Tbsp
Mustard- 2 tssp crushed+ 1/2 tsp for seasoning
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Sugar- to taste(optionalDon't have to add if the pineapple is sweet)
Yogurt/curd- 1/2 cup
Oil(preferably coconut )-2 tbsp
1.Chop the pineapple into very thin and small pieces.(should look like grated)
2.Chop the green chillies into round and fine.
3.Keep these together with a cup of water to cook. Add salt too.Cover and cook on low heat.
4.Meanwhile grind together jeera and coconut.(add minimum water)
5.When the pineapple is done(takes about 20-30 minutes) mash it with a spoon.
6.Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and do the seasoning with mustard, red chillies and curry leaves.
7.To this add the coconut mixture and crushed mustard and saute till all the water is dried out. The time depends on the amount of water you add for grinding coconut. (Takes from 3-6 minutes approx)
8.Add this to the mashed pineapple and mix well. Cook this for 2-3 minutes with the lid on.
9.Switch off the heat and remove the pot from the stove.
10.Beat yogurt with a spoon, add to the cooked mixture and mix well .Check the salt and sourness. If it is not sweet enough add sugar and mix well. Pour into the serving bowl.
You could replace pineapple by "vellarikka". The procedure is the same.
You could also add grapes into this sweet pachadi.