17 August 2011

Pineapple Madhura Pachadi/ Pineapple Sweet Pachadi - Onam Sadhya Vibhavangal 4

As the name suggests it is the pineapple pachadi (Kaidachakka Madhura Curry) - a sweet, tangy and spicy curry seasoned with coconut oil, mustard and curry leaves. Pachadi refers to the South Indian side dish very popular in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Sadhya is part of every malayalees lives. We have sadhya (the grand feast) for every important function be it marriage, festivals, naming ceremony or even house warming. Pineapple pachadi is the only sweet curry made from a fruit. In a  sadhya, the banana leaves are served with the thick gravies, bananas, pickles first and then comes the steaming rice followed by sambhar and rasam. So I always start tasting this sweet curry and its almost finished by the time the rice is served. :) I love the Sharkkara Upperi ( a snack made from plantains and coated with jaggery) and pineapple pachadi as starters in a sadhya.

This is one of the easiest recipes I have come across and was an instant hit at home. Everyone including my son loved this.


Pineapple pieces - 1 cup
Tamarind - Lemon size
Jaggery - 1 inch piece
Coconut (grated) - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies(Chopped fine) - 1 tsp
Coconut oil - for seasoning
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red Dry Chilly (Vattal Mulaku) - 2
Salt - to taste
Water- 3/4 cup

Chop pineapple into small pieces.
Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup water.
Make a paste of the coconut and chilly.
Pour the tamarind water in a wok/pan. Boil it.
Add chilly powder and salt.
Add the pineapple pieces. 
Pour the remaining water. Stir well and cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the ground coconut paste.
Add jaggery and mix well. 
When thick remove from heat.
To prepare seasoning heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds. When it splutters add red chillies and curry leaves.
Pour the seasoning over the thick pineapple pachadi.

Use ripe sweet pineapple.
Cook on medium flame.
Add jaggery as per taste.
As soon as you pour the seasoning cover the dish with a lid to allow the flavours to mix.

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  1. Hi Rinku,

    I hopped into ur blog from food court group - FB .... Lovely space you have :) Some of the recipes that I browsed through are very interesting .... The pineapple chutney looks delish. Beautiful clicks too

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  2. Thanks Satrupa! Glad you liked the recipes

  3. Woww.. delicious and tempting chutney.. looks awesome dear :)
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  4. new to me but this tangy chutney is very inviting try it soon

  5. Different chutney... Nice clicks.. What does this go well with?

  6. Delicious looking pineapple pachadi and ur previous Kalan too looks amazing.

  7. wow rinku thats yummy pachadi...i can have it with curd rice...pls pass it to me.

  8. Just love this, pachadi,rice,rasam or sambar are a great meal to be enjoyed together.

  9. Spicy & tongue tickling chutney!!! Loved the last but one pic the best!!!
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  10. This looks very gud ...tangy, spicy and delicious

  11. What an amazing combo of flavors, have heard a lot about it but never tasted it n it is definitely something I want to try right away :)

  12. Nice combo, it's color is really tepmting me.

    Thanks for your comments at my space, you have a wonderful collection, glad to follow you, be in touch with my blog too:)

  13. Delicious combo !! very interesting chutney !!

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  14. very nice pachadi,should be tangy and delicious

  15. Wonderful pachadi,my favorite..looks so tempting

  16. It does sounds super delicious and I would love to give it a try :)

  17. absolutely love this ...nice clicks

  18. This is a nice tangy pachadi.. nice pictures.. super :)

    Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..
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  19. Wow! delicious..You have a wonderful blog..following you:-)

  20. was thinking of making this... glad i found it here...
    u have an interesting blog...


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