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Pineapple Pachadi

A typical Kerala Onam or Vishu sadya is incomplete without pachadi. A pachadi is nothing but a yogurt based dish made with fruits or vegetables, ground coconut, chillies and seasonings. Some of the common fruits and vegetables that we are use to make pachadi for sadya are ladies finger/okra, tomato, pineapple and beetroot.

Pineapple pachadi is one of the most popular and favorite among all the pachadi varieties. Unlike other pachadi's, pineapple pachadi is slightly on the sweeter side. There is another variation of this pachadi with the addition of grapes called madhura pachadi, which I will share later. You can serve this pachadi with rice and sambar or any kuzhmabu. Onam is coming up next week, so try this delicious pachadi for your Ona sadya.

Other pachadi recipes for sadya:


{ South Indian raita with pineapple, coconut, chillies and mustard seeds }
Serves 2


1 cup pineapple, chopped into cubes
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp red chilly powder
½ tsp grated jaggery
½ cup plain yogurt / curd
Salt to taste

To grind:
⅓ cup grated coconut
2-3 green chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds

To temper:
1 tsp coconut oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
1-2 dry red chillies
Few curry leaves


1. Grind coconut, green chillies, mustard seeds with 2 tbsp of the curd to a coarse mixture. Whisk the remaining curd and set aside.

2. In a kadai, add pineapple, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, jaggery, salt and ¼ cup water. Cook till the pineapple pieces are soft.

3. Add the coconut mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the curd and cook until the curd is just heated. Remove from heat.

4. In a small pan, heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add red chillies, curry leaves and pour over pachadi.

Notes and Tips
  • Do not cook for long time after adding curd otherwise the curd will curdle.
  • If your pineapple is less sweet, add more jaggery.
  • Adjust green chillies according to your spice preference.


  1. amazing presentation.. Nice recipe too.. I love it

  2. I liked pineapple in another Avataar...only does not like to cut it :P

  3. This time I'm planning to make a full sadya and pineapple pachadi is on my list. Nice presentation and pachadi looks delicious.

  4. Love pineapple pachadi...neat presentation..

  5. Just love this pachadi and such tempting clicks..

  6. one of my fav pachadi,yummy!

  7. Lovely pachadi! Looks so yum!

  8. Pineapple pachadi looks delicious. Tempting and inviting pics dear.

  9. This is my favorite pachadi.. Looks delicious and cute clicks,..

  10. Pineapple pachadi looks delicious.

  11. love the perfect for the onam that cute little earthen pot :)

  12. Awesome clicks Sona. One of my fav pachadi and looks absolutely delicious.

  13. looks and clicks and amazing.

  14. Nice recipe. love the colour of the pachadi

  15. Can I use canned pineapple for this pachadi?

    1. Yes, you can use canned ones. Make sure to drain the syrup well. Generally canned pineapples are sweet, so check the sweetness first before adding jaggery.

  16. I tried this for a potluck sadya and the taste was very good. Thank you!

  17. Hello dear . Ur recipe is amazing and so is the pot. May I know from where u got this pot ?


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