Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pineapple Gojju/ Menaskai

This is a typical traditional recipe from udupi. This can also be prepared with few other vegetables like tangy mango, bitter gourd and tomato. When you use bitter gourd add tamarind.
This can be served with Rice or Idly .


Ingredients:

1/2 small sized pineapple , cleaned and cut into small cubes
1 or 2 tbsp jaggery / sugar
1/4 cup of fresh grated coconut
pinch of turmeric
salt

For roasting:
2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds(methi)
2 tsp of black sesame seeds (optional)
3-4 red chillies
asofoetide

For seasoning:
1/4 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
one red chilly 
7-8 curry leaves


How to Prepare?

Roast all the ingredients in a tea spoon of coconut oil (apart from sesame seeds, this has to dry roasted) and grind them to a smooth paste.

Add cubed pineapple, jaggery ,  half cup water to a thick bottomed cooking vessel and keep it in a medium flame. Let it boil till pineapple cooks completely , ideally raw smell of pineapple should go off .Now add the ground paste and salt to taste. Let it cook for about 10 minutes. Prepare the seasoning in a separate pan and add on top of it and stir before you switch off the flame. I enjoy this dish with hot rice and spoon of coconut oil.