Onam is a festival in Kerala which is celebrated by all the Keralites irrespective of cast, creed or any other differences. Keralites prepare themselves for this festival to be made a grant event every year. In our hectic schedules, it is hard to make each and every aspect of onam to be taken care of but if you are sparing some time, you can always make your kids get in touch with the traditional dishes that are served on onam sadya. The plantain leaf sadya during onam form a highlight of the festival. Onam sadya comprises of so many side dishes such as Pineapple munthiri pachadi which showcases the rich cuisine of Kerala.
Pineapple munthiri pachadi is my all-time favorite. It is a yummy dish that the junk food lovers in this new generation are also going to love. It has a simple but alluring blend of flavors that anyone may just fall in love with. It is obviously the best dish you can consider for kids even on any other day other than onam sadya. It is a dish which you can make easily and everybody is going to love it.
Ingredients to Make Pineapple Munthiri Pachadi
This is a recipe that you can try at any point of time in the year but it has an important place in onam sadya. It is basically a sweet dish with pineapple and grapes as major highlighting ingredients. Here are the things you need to make this pachadi.
Crushed pineapple – 1 cup
Seedless black color grapes – 20
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Slit Green chillies – 3
Water – ¼ cup
Sugar – 2 teaspoon
Salt- To Taste
Yoghurt- ½ cup
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Cumin seeds – ¼ teaspoon
Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon
Coconut oil – 3 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
Dry Red Chilies – 3
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Procedure to Make Pineapple Munthiri Pachadi
It is a simple dish that you can try at home for onam sadya and make your kids really happy. Here are the steps to follow to make this dish.
Step 1 : Add green chilies, salt, turmeric powder and crushed pineapple in a pan. Add about ¼ cup of water and make sure that you do not add much water as pineapple juice get oozes out when you are cooking.
Step 2 : Cover the pan with a lid and allow it to cook for 15 minutes with medium flame, now pineapple is half cooked. You can add grapes to it.
Step 3 : Cover the pan with lid and let it cook in simmer until grapes turn tender and juice starts blending well with pineapple. Make sure that grapes are not overcooked so that color of them can be retained. You can even add sugar to it if required.
Step 4 : Grind cumin seeds and grated coconut to form fine paste by adding water if that is required. You can add crushed mustard to the paste and blend that well.
Step 5 : The ground paste should be added to the cooked pineapple and grapes. Mix that well and let it cook for few minutes in medium flame or even low flame. You just need to ensure that raw taste of coconut do not last in the dish. Add yogurt when the mixture is slightly cool.
Step 6 : Now you should prepare seasoning for which have to splutter mustards in heated coconut oil and fry red chilies as well as curry leaves in it. You can now pour that on pachadi and mix that well.
Pineapple munthiri pachadi is a yummy dish that you can easily make at home. It can be the best thing that you are going to serve to your kids during onam sadya.