Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Pine apple pachadi is an exotic dish which has sweet and tangy taste.  It is also known as pine apple raita or pine apple in yogurt chutney. As we all know that pachadi is an unavoidable dish in kerala sadhya ( in southern part of India), pine apple pachadi always had the special place in traditional sadhya . Ladys finger pachadi, carrot pachadi, beetroot pachadi, tomato pachadi are some other commonly used pachadi in onam sadhya. It is best when served along with meals. Pine apple pachadi is made in every home during feast and it is the comfort food that brings back many happy memories for me. Do try this recipe and am sure you will love this. 


Pine apple                      - 1 cup , chopped
Turmeric powder           - half a tsp
Chili powder                  - quarter tsp
Yogurt                            - 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds                - half tsp
Dried red chilies             - 1
Curry leaves
Coconut oil


Grated coconut                   - half a cup
Cumin seed                         - quarter tsp
Green chilies                       - 1


  • Heat one cup of water in a non stick wok and add finely chopped pine apple along with chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cook with lid closed until the pine apple is well cooked and becomes soft. You can add more water if pine apple tend to stick to the pan.
  • Mean while, grind together grated coconut, cumin seed and green chilies to a smooth paste.
  • When pine apple is done, add the coconut mixture and mix well.
  • Let it cook for few minutes in a medium flame.
  • Now add the yogurt mix and mix well. 
  • Let it cook for a minute and off the flame.
  • Check for salt.
  • Now heat a pan with oil and splutter mustard seeds, saute red chili and curry leaves. Pour it over the prepared pachadi.
  • Pine apple pachadi is ready to serve.

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