Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Sadya Style

Pachadi is an essential side dish at any Kerala Sadhya function, be it a wedding or any Kerala traditional event.
This is a tangy dish made with  vegetables and fruits like cucumber, ash gourd , Kerala cucumber,beetroot pineaaple , grapes etc. Today i have made Pineapple Pachadi, which is one of my favourite sadhya dishes, which has a sweet and tangy taste. I love to have here he recipe... it is best served with rice and sambar.
  1. Pineapple chopped cubes - 1/2 cup (I took half of a pineapple)
  2. Turmeric powder -  a pinch
  3. Red chill powder - 1/4 Tsp
  4. Grated Jaggery - 1 Tbsp
  5. Grated coconut -1/2 cup
  6. Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
  7. Green chilly - 3
  8. Cumin seeds - 1/4 Tsp
  9. Curd / Yoghurt - 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup
  10. Salt -to taste 
  11. Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
  12. Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  13. Dry red chilly - 2
  14. Coconut Oil - 2 Tbsp

  • Cook the cubed pineapple pieces with 1/4 cup of water , turmeric powder , red chill powder and a pinch of salt. Let it cook.
  • In the meanwhile, grind grated coconut, green chilly , mustard seeds and cumin seeds to a smooth paste. Mix curd in it
  • Now add the grated jaggery to the cooked pineapple. Cook on low fire, till all the water is absorbed. Let it cool completely.
  • Add the coconut-curd grind paste to it. Heat it on low flame, do not boil. Off the flame and add curry leaves and remove from fire.
  • Heat coconut oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds , let it crackle. Add dry red chilly and curry leaves.Pour this on to the pineapple pachadi. Close the lid.
  • Serve with rice.


  1. very very interesting pachadi with pineapple :) looks super yummy dear !!

    1. Thank you so much..once you try this....u will definetly want mor

  2. the pachadi looks mouthwateringly delicious...

  3. it...all I want right now is to have a full on sadya on banana leaf...c what u have done to me :P

    1. Thank you Anupa....seeing...your comments even i am wanting to have a full fledged Sadhya..

  4. hi dear! nice space 1st time ur blog and loving it :) This pachdi is something very unique and nice
    Im following u now!
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  5. Wishing You and You Family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.

    My favorite dish..looks really yummy.

  6. Pachadi looks delicious. Thanks for visiting me.. Glad to follow you back.. :)
    Wish you a happy and prosperous new year!!

  7. Pachadi looks awesome :) happy to follow you and thank you so much for visiting me. You do have a lovely blog with awesome recipes.


  8. Pineapple pachadi looks delicious love it. Wishing a happy and prosperous new year.


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