Pineapple Madura pachadi is one of the traditional recipe of Kerala- a sweet dish which forms part of the Sadhya . There are lot of pineapple dishes in Kerala from pineapple pulissery which is a buttermilk curry to pineapple payasam a dessert . I love pineapple pachadi with the usual coconut, curd combo.So when i first heard of this, I felt it was more like a chutney. I tried it and it tasted nice and sweet. I used the canned pineapple and i am sure that the fresh pineapple would taste even better.
Pineapple- 20 oz can
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Green Chilly- 2
Tamarind- small ball
Jaggery- grated - 2 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds- 1/3 tsp
Red Chilly- 2
Salt- to taste
Oil for tempering
Chop pineapples into very small pieces and cook them along with tamarind water, salt, chilly powder and if necessary 1/3 cup of water till it is nicely cooked and soft
Note: pineapple takes more time to cook and you need to cook it till it is really soft to get the real flavor
When it is cooked add in the jaggery and mix well.
Grind the coconut into a fine paste and add it to the mixture. Cook it in a low flame till it slightly bubbles around the edges.
Now for tempering heat oil and add the mustard, red chilly, one shallot sliced and curry leaves and fry till golden brown. Pour it over pineapple pachadi and cover it till it is ready to be served..
Hope you will enjoy!