Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pineapple Pachadi /Pineapple in Coconut Curd mix

Today's special is a traditional kerala vegetable dish, Pineapple Pachadi(kaithachakka pachadi).It is one of the dish always serverd in Kerala feast (Sadhya)...We can use any fruit or vegettable for preparing this pachadi..Most commonly used items are Pineapple,Plantain banana, mango and pumkin etc..Usually we use the ripe fruit for this pachadi....The main ingredients are coconut mustard seed and curd. My mom used to prepare the pachadi without adding the mustard seeds. But my husband love the mustard  taste. What I am trying to say is that we can prepare this dish with or without using the mustard seeds. Both are considered as the pachadi dish. It is suggested that better to prepare the pachadi on previous night,that will make the dish more tastier for the next day (then only the pachadi will get full flavor)..Usually for the sadhya ,pickles pachadi and kichadi are preparing in the previous night..You may heard that for preparing Onam feast, usually ladies couldn't sleep on "Uthradam" night (the day before "Thiruvonam") because of the preparation of all these dishes and cutting the veggies and grating the coconut..Sadhya is incomplete with pachadi. Now it is the time to talk about the preparation steps of this Pineapple pachadi.
Cooking time:15-20 minutes
Cost of the item:1.99USD / 20oz can

Ripe Pineapple :1/4 portion cut into small cubes( I used the canned one)
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
Salt : to taste
Green chili: 4 nos
water: 1/2 cup
Grated coconut: 1/4 cup
Mustard seed: 1/2 tbs
Curd : 1/2 cup
Mustard seed: 1tsp
Oil : 2 tsp
Red hcili : 1 no
Curry leaves: 1 spring

Step 1  : Cook the pineapple chunks along with green chili, salt, turmeric powder and 1/2 cup of water.

Step 2  : Make a very nice paste of coconut and Mustard seeds..
Step3   : Add the above mix into the cooked pineapple..Stir well...Cook for 5 minutes in meduim heat..Let it cool down for sometime.

Step4   : Mix curd into the cooked pineapple coconut mix.Mix well.
Step5   : Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed,once it started spluttering add the red chili and curry leaves...
Step6   : Pour this into the pachadi..

Pineapple pachadi is ready to serve.

Points to ponder

  • Do not add more than 1/2 cup of water for cooking pineapple
  • If you are using the whole pineapple first cut them into slices and make meduim size cubes...
  • Do not use raw pineapple..
  • Do not Overcook the pineapple

17 Said:

Sarah Naveen said...

my Fav!!! nice click..Looks super delicious..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi dear, may I have some pachadi??? :)

Suhaina said...

Hey I was planning to make this for this weekend.One ripe pineapple is already in the fridge. Are u a malayalee?? How should I address you??? I tried to view ur profile but there was none.
Very nice meeting you. Keep on posting. Ur blog is just superb.

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious Dear..lovely picture..thanks for sending it to my event

Suhaina said...

Hello, the photo looks very superb and yummy too. I have a ripe pineapple in the fridge. Must give it a try for this weekend.
Hey, how should I address you?? Are u a malayalee? I tried to look for ur profile but did not find any.
Keep on posting. Very nice meeting you.All the best. Thanks for ur comments too. Actually I upload the pictures and load the recipes whenever I get free time in office or mostly during weekends. Do try out the paratha and let me know the result.

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful colour,and looks so delicious...simple but yet a nice one..

Tina said...

Soooo creamy and delicious...Great with rice...

Padhu said...

I have never tried pineapple pachadi .Sounds new and interesting .Sure to try!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Pachadi looks rich and creamy :-)

Gulmohar said...

My fav pachadi..Looks wonderful :-)
Thanks for visiting us at Collaborative Curry :D

Vrinda said...

First time to ur blog...pachadi looks pefect and yumm,my all time fav...

shahana said...

ennu enikkum pineapple pachadiya ! Same pinch!

Suhaina said...

I am from Kollam. Working here in Singapore University in a research institute more than a year. Became a blogger since Oct2009.I have a son 6 yrs old.
How about you Prani?? Hey my mother's name is Rani.

sangi said...

My all time fav pineapple pachadi luks super delicious dear!
u have a wonderful collection of recipes!!!
Tnx a lot 4 stopping by...

PranisKitchen said...

sarah,lovetocook,suhaina, nithu,sushma ,tina ,padhu,aruna gulmohar,vrinda,shahana,sangi thanks for ur comments

Suhaina said...

Hey Prani, I made this on Saturday. It was yummy.
Thanks daa.

Suma Gandlur said...

Didn't know pineapple can be used in this preparation. we use other veggies in this preparation. Will give it a try.
That picture is droolworthy.

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