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Pineapple Pachadi – Kerala Style

Posted in : Kerala Style on by : Simmi Iyer

Pineapple Pachadi is a soothing South Indian style side dishes that is technically a chutney but had like a curry. The word ‘Pachadi’ means pounded. And, this pachadi is sure to give a great punch of traditional Kerala cuisine to your taste buds. Refer my recipe and try it out super soon! Here is how to make it.


  • ▢2 cups Pineapple (Cut into small pieces)
  • ▢1 tsp Salt
  • ▢1 cup Water
  • ▢½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ▢½ cup Fresh Coconut (Grated)
  • ▢1 Green Chilli (Chopped)
  • ▢½ inch Ginger (Chopped)
  • ▢½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ▢½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ▢4-5 cloves Garlic
  • ▢2 tbsp Jaggery (Crushed)
  • ▢½ cup Yogurt (Whisked)

For tadka

  • ▢1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ▢1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ▢15-20 Curry Leaves
  • ▢3-4 Dry Red Chillies


  • Add pineapple, salt, turmeric powder and water in a pan and cook for 20 -25 minutes, until pineapple is cooked.
  • Add coconut, green chilli, ginger, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and garlic in a blender and grind to make a smooth paste.
  • Use little water if required to make the paste.
  • Add it in the pan along with pineapple and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add jaggery and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from heat and let cool.
  • Once the pineapple is cooled, add whisked yogurt and mix well.

For the tadka

  • Heat coconut oil in a small pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chilies.
  • Fry for a few seconds.
  • Pour the tadka over the pineapple pachadi.
  • Serve with steamed rice, rasam and sambhar.

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