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Onam Recipes : Pineapple Pachadi

Pineapple Pachadi is a raita from Kerala which uses pineapple and coconut as a base and is a regular in the Onam Sadya!
Course condiments, Salad
Cuisine kerala


  • 1 cup pineapple Peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • to taste salt
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • 1/3 cup coconut fresh
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

For the seasoning

  • handful curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds


  • Heat a little water in a heavy bottom pan, add the chopped pineapple to it along with chilli powder, salt and turmeric. Cook till pineapple is tender but slightly firm.
  • While the pineapple is cooking, grind together coconut, cumin and mustard. Add a little water if required.
  • Add the coconut paste to the pineapple and cook further for about 7-8 minutes till the raw coconut smell is gone and the pineapple fully cooked.
  • Add the whisked curd and turn off the heat. Mix well and keep aside.
  • In a small pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds to it. Once they crackle, add the curry leaves and turn off the heat.
  • Pour over the pineapple mix and serve with steaming hot rice and dal.


Coming up tomorrow : The comforting Parippu.
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