Pineapple Pullisary

Pineapple is one of those wonder fruits which is blended in number of juices, cocktails, cakes, jams, smoothies and pastries. Not only for its sweetness, its been used since ages for digestion and inflammation problems.  It has numerous health benefits as it contains high amounts of vitamin C and manganese.

For all its sweetness, 1 cup of chunks contains 80 calories only. They are fat free, cholesterol free and low in sodium too. Thus it helps in weight loss.

In my family not all are fond of eating pineapples chopped raw. Over the years I have learnt various dishes and the best one I am sharing today. Its a south indian curry- sweetness of pineapple and sourness of curd combined with coconut makes a aromatic, yellow flavourful and colourful dish one would fall in love instantly.



Ingredients

Pineapple - 1 cup chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as needed
Yogurt (Curd) - 1 cup

For Grinding
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Green chillies - 2-3
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

For Seasoning
oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few

Preparation

Cut and chop the pineapple into small chunks and discard the thick core.

Grind the coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds adding little water to smooth paste.

Beat the curd and keep it ready.

Method

Cook the pineapple pieces with 1/2 cup water, turmeric powder and salt.

After about 5-6 minutes when the pieces are soft, add the ground coconut paste.
Reduce the flame to low and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Switch off and add the beaten curd.

In another small pan, add the oil. When it is hot, pop the mustard seeds.
Add the fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves to the hot oil.

Switch off and add this aromatic seasoning to the pineapple pulissery.

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