Monday, 9 June 2014

Pineapple pachadi

It is a sweet side dish usually preparing for sadya!.I got this recipe from a cookery show by Pazhayidam Mohanan Namboodiri.Amma used to prepare it for Onasadya.

Pineapple pachadi

Pineapple pachadi


  • Ripe pineapple(finely chopped) : 1 big
  • Nendran banana (finely chopped) : 1small
  • Chilly powder : 1 tspn
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
  • Sugar : 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • Cashew nuts : 1/4 cup
  • Grapes : 1/4 cup
  • Mustard powder : 1/4 tspn
  • Salt

To grind:

  • Grated coconut : 1/4 cup
  • Mustard seed : 1/2 tspn

To termper:

  • Mustard seeds : 1/4 tspn
  • Dry red chilly : 2
  • Curry leaves : 2 springs
  • Coconut oil  : 1 tblspn


  • Chop both pineapple and banana.
  • Take a vessel and add chopped pineapple and banana.
  • Now add water, turmeric powder ,chilly powder and salt to it. pineapple will ooze out water so don't add more water.
  • Cook it well until the pineapple becomes soft, by closing the vessel with its lid(.And keep the stove in medium flame )
  • In between give a stir.
  • Once the water get dried add sugar and cashew nuts to it
  • Stir it well and we can see the colour changes.(sugar will get caramelized)
  • When it is in dries form remove it from flame and let it cool.
  • In the meanwhile crush the grated coconut and mustard seeds
  • Wash the grapes well and wipe it with dry cloth.
  • When the pineapple banana mixture is cool ,add crushed coconut and grapes to it and mix  gently with the other ingredients.
  • Now heat a pan with oil add all the ingredients listed under "to temper" in the same order.
  • Pour it to the curry and mix it well.
  • Finally add 1/4 tspn of mustard powder to it.


  1. Wow, it is seriously looking too yummiiiiii. I am feeling to eat it....

  2. This: my all time fav. Yummy all the way.

  3. Lovely flavors there rising out of the dish, presentation makes it all the more inviting! Great blog, Remya, I love cooking, though I am not even near as talented as you, that's why I love learning from blogs like yours. Will definitely be here for more. :)

  4. I have never tasted this before but now I'm eager to try this soon..looks too yumm

  5. Oh remya.. i have posted the same recipe in my blog too.. i know it is truly delicious....

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  7. This is a new pachadi dish to me....looks so good and must be very delicious too...bookmarked :)

  8. Looks super tempting pineapple pachadi!!

  9. Very inviting!! You have a nice blog..!!


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