Pineapple can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved. It is very rich in vitamin c and manganese. It is consumed raw, cut into pieces along with salt for taste.
Pineapple is widely used in preparing dishes. One of the popular recipe is Gojju/gravy. Today let us see how to prepare Pineapple Gojju/Gravy. It is very easy to prepare and tasty too, liked by all age groups.
Pineapple pieces 1 cup
Methi/Fenugreek 1/4 tsp
Urad Dhal 1 tsp
Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Red chillies 5-6
Poppy seeds/gasagase 1/4 tsp
Til/Ellu 1/5 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Turmeric one pinch
Jaggery lemon size or as reqd.
Tamarind lemon size
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Remove the skin of pineapple and cut into small pieces. Save some pieces to grind with masala.
Take a pan and dry roast methi seeds, urad dhal, coriander seeds, poppy seeds, red chillies, grated coconut and finally add til, one by one until golden colour.
Transfer the roasted ingredients to a mixie jar. Grind for 1-2mins into coarse powder.
Now add 2 tsp pineapple pieces and tamarind to grind into a smooth paste.
Take a pan with 1 tsp oil add mustard, when it splutter add curry leaves.
Now add pineapple pieces and saute for a minute.
Add a cup of water,close the lid and cook for 4-5 mins.
When pineapple is cooked to soft, add the grounded masala, salt to taste, jaggery, turmeric and mix well.
Add required amount of water and cook for 4-5mins.
Pineapple Gojju is ready to serve.
Pineapple Gojju can be consumed with hot rice, chapati, dosa.
If Pineapple is very tangy you can avoid tamarind and also add more jaggery to get required taste. If consistency is too thick add more water and cook.