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Pineapple Pachadi
Pineapple Pachadi

Pachadi is a traditional South Indian "Raita", that is flavored with spices, coconut and yogurt. It is mildly spiced and seasoned with coconut oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pineapple can be substituted with beetroot, bottle gourd or okra. This simple dish goes well with rice.

Prep Time : 10 min
Cook Time :15 min

Pineapple - 2 cups
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

To Grind :
Grated coconut - 1 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2

For tempering:
Coconut oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dried red chilli - 3
Curry leaves - few


  1. Heat a pan with 1/4 cup of water. To this add the diced pineapple, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cover and cook for about 5 mins.
  2. Grind coconut, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and green chilli to fine paste.
  3. Add this finely ground paste to the pineapple and bring to boil. Add water if needed.
  4. Add the sugar next. This is an optional step and can be omitted if the pineapple is very sweet.
  5. Turn off the flame and add the yogurt and mix well.
  6. In a separate pan add oil and lightly saute mustard seeds, dried red chillies and curry leaves.
  7. As the final step, add this tempering to the curry and serve. 

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