Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Kerala style Pineapple Pachadi / Raita

Pineapple pachadi is a delicious kerala style raita which has a sweet and tangy taste.   It is usually served as a accompaniment in sadhya menu during onam festival and vishu.

I learnt this recipe from my dear friend Ganga chechi who is an expert in cooking especially all the sadhya recipes. Thank you chechi, for this wonderful recipe!


Pineapple - 1 cup ( chopped)
Turmeric powder - ¼
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Green chillies - 1 (finely chopped)
Yogurt / curd - ½ to ¾ cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

To Grind:
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp

For seasoning::
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
Curry leaves - few
Red chilly - 1
Oil - for tempering

 Peel, core and chop the pineapple.  Keep aside.

Take a kadai; add the chopped pineapple, chopped green chilli, sugar,  turmeric powder, red chilli powder along with little water and salt.

Close the lid and allow to cook till it cooked but not too soft

Meanwhile grind the coconut and mustard seeds into a coarse paste  by adding very little water; keep aside.

Once it is done, add grounded paste and mix well.  Allow it to cook for another 5 minutes.

Turn off the gas.  Once it is cooled, add curd and mix well.  The pachadi have to be in semi thick in consistency.

Season it it with the above mentioned ingredients and serve as an accompaniment to any spicy gravy with rice.

I used canned pineapple so i didn't add extra sugar which mentioned in the recipe.

Amount of sugar may vary according to the quality(ripeness) of the pineapple.

In some regions of kerala they used to grind cumin seeds also along with mustard seeds and coconut. If you want add only ¼ tsp.

Adjust the amount of spice according to your taste bud.


  1. Looks scrumptious poornima .Love to have some .
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  2. Perfect for Onam, raita looks delicious!


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