Pineapple Pachadi

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Pachadi is another one of the traditional Kerala dishes that’s served in accompaniment to a sadhya. Pineapple pachadi is my favourite among all the other pachadi’s. Its sweet and tangy at the same time. Hope you will enjoy this recipe.

Ingredients:

Pineapple – 1/2 of a medium sized pineapple (cubed)

Shallots – 2-3 thinly sliced

Mustard seeds – 1/2teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Coconut grated – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1/2 cup

Green chilies – 1 -2 finely chopped

Dry red chilies – 2

Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Salt

Water

How to:

Whisk the curd so that there are no lumps.

Cut the pineapple into small cubes, and boil in 1/4 cup water, till the pineapple becomes soft, but not mushy.

Grind coconut, 2 tablespoons of the cooked pineapple, cumin seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds into a fine paste, adding water along the process.

Add the ground coconut paste to the cooked pineapple and bring to a boil. Add curd and mix to combine. Switch off the flame after adding the curd.

In a pan add coconut oil and splutter the remaining mustard seeds, dry red chilies and curry leaves. Add the chopped shallots and green chillies and saute until the onions turn golden. Pour this over the pachadi mixture. Serve with sadhya.