Pine apple munthiri Pachadi recipe# madhura pachadi recipe#Onam,Vishu Kerala Sadhya recipes

Pine apple munthiri pachadi is a sweet curry those who like sweetness for sadhya or any meals.It can be have as such like a fruit dessert or fruit tart after the sadhya.Its one of the item of Kerala sadhya.

Ingredients needed
  1. Pine apple cubed - 1 cup
  2. Black Grapes - 5- 10 nos
  3. Curd /yogurt- 1/2 cup
  4. Shallots - 3
  5. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  6. Ginger - 1/2 tsp
  7. Cumin - 1 pinch
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
  9. Green chilli - 1
  10. Sugar - 2 Tb sp(optional)
  11. salt - to taste

For seasoning
  1. Oil - 2 Tb sp
  2. Mustard,crushed - 1/2 Tsp
  3. Dry red chillies - 2
  4. Curry leaves - 1 sprig


1.Peel the skin of pine apple cut into small pieces or you can use tin food item.(Use fresh ones for more taste n quality)
2.Cook these pine apple with little water (1/4 cup) and a few chopped shallots.Don't add more water,since water will ooze out from pine apple itself.When the pine apple is done,add few grapes into it.make sure don't over cook grapes,which leads its colour change.
3.Grind 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds separately in a small mortar n pestle and add to the pine  apple.Also grind 5 tb sp grated coconut with small piece ginger + 1 green chilli in a mixer. Make a smooth paste with little water.If you like,you can add some cumin seeds while grinding.Add this smooth paste to pine apple and cook for 1 boil(1 Thila) and switch off the flame.
4.Take 1/2 cup yogurt and mix it well with a fork.
5.Since we are adding yogurt,for avoiding the splitting of curd in curry allow the cooked vegetable  and coconut mixture to cool for 15 minutes.
6.After cooling add the curd/yogurt to the curry and combine it well.
7.Seasoned this cool pine apple pachadi with mustard,dry red chilly and curry leaves.
8.Serve with Kerala rice for sadhya or we can use for normal days lunch instead of moru curry/Curd.


  • If the pine apple is not sweet enough add 1-2 Tb sp sugar(purely optional).
  • Also you can add grapes at the end.

  • If using left overs,keep this curry in fridge and just  keep this in room temp for 30 minutes before serving rather than making it warm.Since remember this is a curd based curry,it will splits.
  • I'm in short of curry leaves and my small plant was dull due to the winter. So i didn't add curry leaves.

Hope you all like this method especially kids love this sweet curry with rice. Please try this special Pine apple munthiri,sweet Pachadi  and leave me your valuable comments.

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