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Pineapple Achar/Pickle

Pineapple Achar/Pickle

If you love sweet and spicy pickles like grapes and dates,then you are surely going to love this pickle. It is a sweet and spiced pineapple pickle/preserve. It is a tart,sweet and savory combo that will complement any meal. This is my mother-in law's recipe .Hubby like me is  fan of anything  made with pineapples. It is delicious and the flavor and taste is irresistible. If you wish to retain the color of pineapples  you can use crushed dry red chilly or green chilly instead of chilly powder.Try this,you will surely love it.

Pineapple chopped- 2 cups
Garlic- 6-8 cloves
Green Chilly- 3-4(optional)
Curry leaves a few
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 2 tsp
(adjust according to your taste)
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Asofetida-1/3 tsp
Salt as needed
Sugar- 3 tsp
Vinegar- 2 tsp

Cut pineapple into small pieces. Mix with sugar and salt and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Strain out the liquid into a separate bowl. Bring this to a boil and add vinegar. Allow this to cool.
In a pan heat oil ( 3-4 tbs) and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add sliced garlic,curry leaves and green chilly and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Reduce the flame and add the dry powders and mix. Add the pineapple and pineapple juice and vinegar mixture. Mix well and allow to cool and transfer into air tight jar.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. I am sure this tastes absolutely fab

  2. Awesome!!pickle of my favourite pineapple..try this asap.

  3. I am trying to imagine the taste. Tangy, sweet, spicy?

  4. this is really innovative...ive never heard of pineapple pickle

  5. Sounds interesting and innovative...looks awesome.

  6. wow that was amazing and innovative.. just love it..

    Dish Name Starts With L

  7. mouthwatering pickle.............yummy

  8. wow very new and inviting...

  9. Tongue tickling pickle...bookmarked.

  10. Never tried pineapples in pickles, this looks very tempting..

  11. Wow tongue tickling pickle..looks yum

  12. looks so wonderful and my mouth is watering right now.

  13. Slurp,mouthwatering here..never tried pickles with pineapple,well done Suja.

  14. I have never had pineapple pickle before... bookmarked..! And my must try for sure..! Thanx..!

  15. looks sweet and sour and spicy, love it.

  16. Never tried fruit pickles. Your version makes me drool !!

  17. i love sweet n spicy stuff, the pickle sounds amazing!

  18. bookmarked this one....ive never tried pineapple pickle..need to try this one soon

  19. wow this looks so good.. vaayil vellam vannu. I tried your pumpkin thoran.. came out well, keep posting
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  20. Never tried this pickle,but it sure looks wonderful :)

  21. Suja, pineapple acchar njan undakittuila, try cheyanam.

  22. Ithu adipoli anallo...BTW i tried ur muringa curry the same day u posted with little prawns and we all loved it..Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  23. OMG....riquísima una combinación perfecta me encanta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  24. hi suja, wow today i made a new discovery today.. we also called pickle as achar.
    i love achar, they are very appetizing. Your pineapple pickles looks yummy, must try this.
    bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

  25. Wow! This looks mouthwatering! am already dreaming of rice, kootu and this achhar. This is my first visit here and your recipes are so versatile! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Have not tasted this so far, sounds great, summer and seasonal pickle!

  27. hey Suja,

    Looks truly scrumptious..and u know wat..I am actually a big pineapple fan!! So I will definately try this out.

  28. Yum - what a delicious idea, Suja - WOULD LOVE to taste this!

  29. lovely side to have with rice looks wonderful

  30. hi suja, just came by to have a look again at your delicious authentic pineapple achar . i am really going to try out this recipe. cheers

  31. Sweet n spicy ..gr8 recipe,bookmarked...

  32. interesting recipe..compliments dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  33. This is new to me suja, pickle with pineapple...hmmm bookmarked!! sounds interesting too.

  34. Sweet and Sour delicious pickle.


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