Monday, April 12, 2010

Pineapple Pachadi/Pineapple in yogurt and coconut gravy

   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 wikipedia for details.   


Ingredients
Pineapple grated- 1-2 cups
Green chillies-3-4
Grated coconut-3 Tbsp
Cumin(jeera)-1/2 tsp
Mustard- 2 tssp crushed+ 1/2 tsp for seasoning
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Red chillies(halves)-2-3
Salt-1/2 tsp
Sugar- to taste(optionalDon't have to add if the pineapple is sweet)
Yogurt/curd- 1/2 cup
Water-1cup
Oil(preferably coconut )-2 tbsp




Method
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.



Note
You could replace pineapple by "vellarikka". The procedure is the same.
You could also add grapes into this sweet pachadi.

Contributor: Namitha

64 comments:

  1. lovely coloured Pachadi!
    Happy New Year Cooking Pals!

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  2. Love the pics and awesome recipe ... drooling right now

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  3. Beautiful picture and beautiful recipe, love the use of pineapple in savory dish. Love the combo.

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  4. Colorful and delicious pachadi!! Great pics too..

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  5. Namitha, yummy looking and tempting chutney. I will surely give it a try.

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  6. Great pics and it looks delicious! Love the variety of ingredients!

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  7. Colorful and delicious pachadi!

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  8. I know i m going to love this curry , i jus know , the flavours are so so good and excitingly delicious babes...and fantastic pics too....

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  9. Pachadi looks awesome. never tasted. thanks for shraing it.
    Happy New year Namitha. We do celebrate that

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  10. Pachadi looks delicious..nice color too..

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  11. Very catching and pleasing pachadi, looks awesome..

    Happy New year wishes to u and ur family dears..

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  12. Love the pachadi...yummy yummo...
    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  13. Namitha and sunitha,

    Pachadi adipoli.

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  14. Love how you paired it with the daffodils. It really is a beautiful color of spring!

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  15. pineapple pachadi looks creamy and divine!!! fantastic recipe and beautiful click!!! Happy Vishu to you and to all at home!!! enjoy !!!

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  16. Looks like a yummy side dish! Great for spring with that bright sunny color,

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  17. Pachadi looks very delicious dear. Like that dinnerware you used to present this too:) Very nice post.

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  18. Pleasant looking pachadi. Happy Vishu!

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  19. Loved the dish ..loved flower pics tooooooooooooo...

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  20. What lovely color. This is a beautiful post and your pachadi looks delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. Refreshing pachadi for a mid-summer meal :-) Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

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  22. Heard about it but never tasted it.Looks ravishing and can't wait to
    make it !

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  23. I love pineapple pachadi!! And the pics are so vibrant :):):)

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  24. Pineapple curry looks superb and tasty..pics looks great!!

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  25. Very interesting info, thanks for shing. This curry looks beautiful. You take the best photos!

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  26. I love the dishes served in Sadhya. Yumm. That flower matches your pachadi. Pretty pics.

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  27. The pineapple pachdi looks delicious.Cooking curry with fruit sounds wonderful and very innovative.

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  28. The pachdi looks awesome, Namitha. Lovely colour. Vellarika means Cucumber right?

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  29. pics look just great...pineapple pachadi sounds good!

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  30. Pics look awesome. Happy Vishu to u..

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  31. Very delicious with exotic flavors! Thank you.

    Nisrine

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  32. Nice shots, and this look mouthwatering!

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  33. colorful and delicious recipe! absolutely loved the pic too.

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  34. hi dear, i have planned to do this pachadi on vishu...looks perfect and nice yellow colour...Advance Happy vishu!

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  35. Pachadi looks finger-looking-good! Happy Vishu to you and Sunita!! I cant wait for tomorrow to see the Vishu-kani and exchange gifts with family :) Have fun you too!!

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  36. Delicious pachadi and nice click.

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  37. Nice pachadi yaa, looks delicious!!!

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  38. Delicious pachadi, looks yummy. Lovely color.

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  39. wow beautiful pics namitha, simple but delicious one...happy vishu to you and your family

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  40. what a colourful dish and the picture with daffodil looks really great

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  41. wondeful pachadi with pineapple yogurt combo.nice click too

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  42. Pachadi looks great with pineapple n yoghurt...simply superb one dear..HAPPY VISHU TO COOKING PALS

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  43. Gorgeous looking pachadi, the color of spring. Clicks are too good.

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  44. This s completely new to me I m lovin it :)

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  45. Happy Ne Year to both of you dear :-)
    Pachadi looks delicious ...love the colour...

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  46. what a great combo of ingredients - I love the color!

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  47. feeling the vishu effect.. yummy pineapple pachadi.

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  48. Love the pics and awesome recipe ... drooling right now.......

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  49. Adipoli pics namitha.....pachadi nanayitunde.

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  50. A beautiful dish and super delicious!

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  51. delicious.. lovely colour

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  52. Pineapple pachadi looks awesome... once i have tried this seeing vrindas blog... looks so yummy. Beautiful daffodil.

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  53. Namitha..love ur pineapple Pachadi..It looks so refreshing and healthy and I'm, loving the color. Beautiful Springy Clicks...

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  54. Adipoli colour...vishu vinu mune sadhya vibhavangal akiyo :) mune akiyatayirikum alle?

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  55. I love such sweet tangy spicy dishes :0 We mangloreans too make something close to this, it's called saasam :)
    loved the clicks :)
    Happy Vishu!!Have a great year ahead
    TC

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  56. Awesome pachadi...must have tasted sweet, sours and hot...love it :)

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  57. Pachadi with pineapple is way beyond. Awesome !!

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