Pineapple pulissery - Onam Sadya Recipe

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I had lot of options for today's alphabet 'P'. Pacha manga kichadi, pachadi, paruppu pradaman, palada pradhaman, etc. But i chose to make Pulissery. When i was looking for an authentic recipe, i came across many recipes with little variations. 
Most of the recipes,resembled to omaka pachadi i made yesterday, the same masala, the tadka included shallots and some used shallots in grinding the masala. That put me in a great confusion. Then i landed here @Kothiyavanu, where she has mentioned that pulissery is mostly made with seasonal fruits like nenthram pazham, pineapple, mambazham/mangoes and Moru curry is made using vegetables. Uff, what a relief. I even called some my malayali friends in the apartment to know the difference.
Finally after hearing and reading, i settled to make pineapple pulissery. I m happy that i tried this recipe. Initially though i was little skeptical to use a sweet fruit into yogurt based gravy, now after trying breadfruit chutney and jackfruit dosa, i shouldn't be thinking here, what say?
Sweet pineapple cooked with turmeric and then with coconut-green chili paste with a tadka of coconut oil and fried shallots, that's a simple description of this wonderful dish. It makes a yumm combo with hot rice. Now i m able to understand the pride attached with Sadya Menu, truly rich and royal, feast fit for the kings!!

1 cup chopped pineapple chunks (5 rings of pineapple )
2 pinches of turmeric
1 cup thick buttermilk/sour curd (i used thick laban)

To grind
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
2 no green chilies
1 tsp shredded ginger
1/4 cup of water
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 no shallots thinly sliced
A strand of  curry leaf
2 pinches of hing
a pinch of fenugreek seeds
2-3 nos red chilies

  • Take chopped pineapple chunks in a sauce pan, add 1/4 cup of water,  turmeric  and salt and cook the pineapple chunks.
  • It will take around 10-12 minutes for the chunks to cook.  While it is cooking,  take the ingredients under 'to grind' and make it a fine paste. Mix the ground paste with buttermilk/sour curd. 
  • Now once the pineapple is soft, pour the buttermilk/curd mixed spice paste. Mix well and let it be on stove for just 5 minutes. Remove the pulissery from the stove. Do not allow to boil, the curry will split/curdle.
  • Heat oil in a small tadka pan, splutter mustard seeds, crackle cumin, add hing, fenugreek seeds, red chilies and curry leaves and chopped shallots, fry for a minute or until the onions turn golden brown, pour this tadka over the pulissery. Serve it along with rice and enjoy a sweet melody of all flavors.

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  1. Priya, after seeing all the yummy dosa varieties you have posted, I will take this curry to be equally yummy.

  2. You are being adventurous this month and looking at the dishes, I should say that all your dishes look perfect. This pulissery with pineapple looks so inviting..

  3. I think I would love the flavors of this dish.Sounds yummy.

  4. loved the cute tulsi plant in the background !! my sister likes this a lot. will pass on ur link to her....

  5. Yes I was about to say the tulsi on the backdrop looks lovely...and pulissery is a real yum dish...I have had mambazha pulissery and enjoyed it much..

  6. Love the setup and especially the tulsi plant. :-)

  7. Never tasted pineapple in a curry, the dish looks delicious and as everyone already said Tulsi in the background is lovely.

  8. Love the pineapple in our cooking. The tulsi plant looks divine in the background.

  9. I want to make this pulissery rite now, am yet to make this popular pineapple pulissery at home.

  10. Another interesting Kerala recipe Priya. Never would have thought of using pineapple and yogurt together. But like you said I learnt never say never after this BM.

  11. Such an interesting recipe from Kerela. I loved the plant in the background too!! :)

  12. I love pineapple pulissery and your pictures are so awesome. Is that your tulsi plant in the back?

  13. Pineapple pulissery looks comforting the set up and the clicks.

  14. this kind of sweet and savory dish is right up my alley - definitely one to try


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