Pineapple Gojju

Cooking time
35 mins
4 people




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1 cupchopped-pineapple
1 table-spoonpowderedgrated-jaggery
2 teaspoonoil
2 teaspoonurad-dal
1 teaspoonchana-dal
1 teaspoonsesame-seeds
3 table-spoonfresh-grated-coconut
3 cupwater-to-prepare-the-paste
2 teaspoonfor-the-tempering-coconut-oil
1 teaspoonmustard-seeds
1 teaspoonurad-dal

Pineapple cooked in  tangy, spicy, sweet gravy with roasted spices and coconut – Pineapple Gojju, a traditional wedding/festival recipe. Can be served as a side or main with steaming hot rice.

  1. First, soak tamarind pulp in ¾ cup water for 15 minutes.
  2. Cook chopped pineapple in water until soft. (add just enough water to cover the pieces. If you add too much water, the gojju will become watery)
  3. Meanwhile, roast 2 teaspoon urad dal/split black gram, 1 teaspoon chana dal/yellow split peas teaspoon sesame seeds, ¼ methi/fenugreek seeds, 4 to 6 dry red chilies (byadagi/Kashmiri variety)( I used 5) in 2 teaspoon oil until the dals turn golden brown. Turn off the heat. Add 3 tablespoons of grated coconut to the pan, stir everything together just enough to warm up the coconut.
  4. Grind the above mixture adding upto ¾ cup water (do not add too much water) . Make a smooth paste.
  5. Extract tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind pulp and add to the cooked pineapple with the water, bring to a boil. Cook at low heat until the raw smell of the tamarind goes away. Then add the ground paste, jaggery, mix and cook at LOW heat adding salt to taste. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes at LOW heat. This will intensify the flavor..
  6. In a separate pan, prepare tempering by heating 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and red chili. Once the dals turn golden, turn off the heat. Transfer the tempering to the cooking gojju, mix and continue to cook.
  7. Serve with hot rice/Pongal or as an accompaniment to a meal.


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    prashant said on January 22, 2016 Reply
    Looks amazingly yummy
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      Anupama Nagarajakumar said on January 26, 2016 Reply
      Thank you so much. Yes it was :-)
  2. Tonoya said on January 23, 2016 Reply
    Creativity at its best !
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      Anupama Nagarajakumar said on January 26, 2016 Reply
      Thanks, dear chef. Glad you like it :-) <3
  3. Jayshree Nishchal said on January 27, 2016 Reply
    Simply in love with this ❤️❤️
  4. Shiuli Lara Dutt said on January 27, 2016 Reply
    absolutely wonderful..a feast for the senses ;)
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    DeezCulinary said on January 30, 2016 Reply
    Lovely!! Deepa Kaul

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