September 8, 2011

Pineapple Pachadi and HAPPY ONAM

Tomorrow is Thiruvonam and the people of Kerala are all set to celebrate this festival wherever they live. It is the time of the year, where I miss my home in Kerala the most. When we were living in Bangalore, we used to go to our hometown to celebrate, but this year we are far away in a different country :-(

Before I proceed to the recipe, please visit my Kerala Sadya tab on this blog. I just have a few of my favourite recipes in it. 

Pineapple pachadi is one of my favourite dish in Kerala Sadya. There are many types of Pachadi made with cucumber, beetroot etc. This pachadi is sweet and my daughter loves it a lot. She can finish a bowl of this in minutes :-)

HAPPY ONAM to all of you...Watch out for my Onam special post tomorrow.


1. Ripe and sweet pineapple chopped - 2 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Water to cook the pineapple

2. To grind to a paste
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chilly - 1

3.Yoghurt/Curd beaten - 1/4 cup or more to your taste (use not so sour curd)

4. For seasoning
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies - 2 or 3
Curry leaves - a few
Note: You may add a little sugar or jaggery if the pineapple is not sweet enough. Add it after cooking the pineapple. Jaggery gives a darker shade to the pachadi.


1. Peel and core the pineapple and chop to small pieces. I used canned pineapple chunks for convenience. Cook pineapple with turmeric and chilly powder and enough water till it is soft. Takes upto 20 mins. After cooking, mash 3/4 portion of the pineapple. I keep the 1/4 th portion as pieces because it is nice to chew them. If there is more water, cook for few more minutes till it is almost dry.
2. Meanwhile grind the items in list 2 to a thick smooth paste adding just enough water to grind.Add this paste  to cooked pineapple and simmer for few minutes. Now add the yoghurt, and combine well. Do not let it boil after adding yoghurt. Remove from the stove.
3. In a tadka pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry chilly and curry leaves. Pour this seasoning to the pachadi..

Recipe Source: Amma

Sending this to Fruit curries @ Ambrosia an event series initiated by Charitha


  1. Delicious and flavorful pachadi..looks super yum

  2. it looks very flavorfull and yummy....wish u a very happy onam...:)

  3. Wishing u too a very Happy Onam..pachadi looks delicious and yum..Thanks a lot for passing on the awards to me, feel so happy !!

  4. Wish you a Happy Onam dear.. Pineapple is pachadi is very new to me..

  5. Lovely pachadi looks so creamy and delicious. Happy Onam to you and your family.

  6. A classic recipe ~ never had it , sounds so authentic! Onam wishes to you n your family!

  7. Wish you and your family a wonderful Onam.Your Pachacdi looks so good.

  8. Happy onam!!! this is such a yummy pachadi..

  9. Happy onam to u and ur family. Pachadi looks superb and colourful.

  10. Happy Onam!! And thats an irresistible pachadi!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Happy onam wishes, pachadi looks super delicious..

  12. Please accept the awards from my blog.........

  13. Very nice recipe...i have never used pineapple for making chutney...will be making this soon...

  14. thank you for linking this delicious looking pachadi to the food palette series rainbow colours event

  15. Hmmm, yumm! I love the flavours in this pachadi. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  16. Wow, that looks yummy. I would like to try that for this coming Onam Festival. Happy onam to you!

    More power and keep posting ;-)
    Onam Wishes

  17. Preetha Samarthan.August 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    hi ramya

    Your pineapple pachadi's presentation is so glamourous and tempts me to try it out, and which would b very soon happening.
    Nice and easy feel recipe.Thank you.Have a great onam-2012.

  18. Hmmmm, that looks so delicious, tempting me to try them myself. That's perfect for this Onam 2013. My best Onam wishes to you and your family! Have a blessed and fun celebration!

  19. This is a mouth watering recipe and pineapple flavor gives yummy and delicious taste. It’s really an easy to cook recipe. It must be prepared with a lot of more colorful and irresistible food items for a memorable Onam festival. Happy Onam to all. Onam Wishes, Onam Greetings

  20. Looks yummy and mouth-watering! I'd love to try them on Onam. My best Onam wishes to all Malayalee!

  21. Hi Ramya,,,
    I m here for the first time !! wow... this receipe is such a comfort food... my aunt used to prepare it in kerala... whenever we visited her ...

    would love to connect.. do visit ... when time permits..

  22. delicious recipes to try!


  24. Wow, that looks so yummy and healthy. I'm now mouthwatering and tempted to try that delicious Onam sadya dish! Thanks for sharing!


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