Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pineapple Menaskai


I came across this Pineapple Menaskai recipe while browsing for pineapple recipes. The very next day went and bought a fresh pineapple and tried it out. It was really delicious! I have made some minor changes in the recipe to experiment.

Procedure: Cut 1/2 Pineapple, about 2 cups into cubes. Boil the pieces with approx 1 tsp tamarind paste and 2 tsp jaggery (adjust jaggery according to sourness of pineapple) and 1 tsp paprika. Cook with salt and water for about 5 mins or until done. Drain the water and keep aside.

In the meanwhile heat pan and roast 2 tsp sesame seeds, 2 red chillies, 1 tsp coriander seeds and 1 tsp cumin seeds. Grind them with 1/2 cup fresh coconut. Mix this with the pineapple pieces and cook on medium heat for 3-4 mins. Adjust salt and seasonings.

Then prepare the tempering in a seperate pan. Heat 3 tsp oil in a pan. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. When they crackle, add 1/2 tsp asofoetida, 1 red chilly, 4-5 curry leaves and pour the tempering on the pineapple mixture. Serve with rice or roti.

This dish is traditionally served in weddings or festivals.
 
Sending this off to US Masala's Bookmarked Recipe Every Tuesday Event originally started by Priya and also to A Fruit/Veggie a month on RecipeGrabBag originally started by Priya

37 comments:

divya said...

looks super delicious and yummy,simply irresistible..

Smitha said...

sweet and savory together...sound interesting..must be yum!...looks good!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Rupali, that looks superb and very tempting. Love the color of the gravy.

Now Serving said...

that looks too yummy & tongue tickling good!

Biny Anoop said...

wow dats superb....never tried dis

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so interesting and delicious !! Very new to me !!

Harika's Kitchen said...

Wow its very creative i book mark this recipe.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Looks so yummy n filling..
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Torviewtoronto said...

curry looks delicious pineapple with jaggery yummy

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Pineapple menaskai looks simply awesome... love the tangy and spicy side dish...

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RS said...

Looks irresistible and fabulous...

Pasta and Paratha said...

Looks delicious!

Nandini said...

Wow! Fabulous curry! Love the color:)

Zareena said...

This is new to me. looks very rich and creamy. Must be yummy

Priya said...

Very new and irresistible curry,will give a try soon..

Rachana said...

Wow!!! The curry looks fabulous. Bookmarked.

kaveri said...

yum yum..curry looks delicious....a very new dish to me...bookmarked...

Prathima Rao said...

Looks the true & authentic, tongue tickling menaskai!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Raji said...

This is a very new and interesting recipe...looks great.

jayasree said...

The name menaskai is new to me...the curry sounds interesting. We make a similar curry but add yogurt too.

jeyashrisuresh said...

quite an interesting and new recipe.love the name of the recipe too

Suja said...

Interesting recipe,delicious

Shanavi said...

Curry looks so inviting and I never made this with pineapple..WIll try

aipi said...

Loved the flavors going in there- must try!
US Masala

Vidhya said...

Delicious looking curry.Sounds almost like pineapple curry that we make in Kerala but with a little change.

R said...

thank you all for ur comments and appreciation!

Panchpakwan said...

Delicious curry..Lovely color!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Never tried any recipe with pineapple....looks extremely yum...

R said...

panchpakwan, kitchen flavors: thank u so much!

Ambreen said...

Such a nice flavor combo ... sounds wonderful.

Archana said...

Rupali, This is super delicious. Will make it soon.

R said...

ambreen, archana: thanks for ur appreciation!!

Vardhini said...

First time here. Had no idea so many things can be done with pineapple. Yummy yummy .. Glad to follow u.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Paula said...

what an awesome blog! here is so many things I like! Can`t wait to see more :)

have a great time,
Paula

R said...

vardhini: thanks!!

cody said...

That looks better than any restaurant or take out! yummy! recette aux truffes noires

Catalina Linkava said...

Recipe to experiment and this is just right for recipe video that I'am doing for school project. The procedure is very easy and nice.. I love doing this stuff.. Thanks For sharing.