Pineapple Gojju | Pineapple Menaskai
Sweet and spicy, tangy curry made using pineapples

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 Lemon Size Tamarind
1 Cup, Cubed Pineapple
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
2 Tablespoon Grated Jaggery
To taste Salt
For Grinding
1 Teaspoon Oil
2 Teaspoon Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
1 Tablespoon Whole Urad Dal
1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
10 Red Chili
1/4 Teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
1/2 Cup Grated Coconut
Few Curry Leaves
2 Teaspoon Sesame seeds
For Seasoning
2 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)

Nutritional information

1/2
Cup
200
Calories
27 g
Carbs
11 g
Fat
1 g
Protein
1 g
Fiber

A nice comfort food and was excellent for a change of flavor

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A nice comfort food and was excellent for a change of flavor
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Pineapple is widely used in preparing dishes. There are some delicious recipes with Pineapple like Pineapple Kesari and Pineapple Rasam.  One another popular recipe is this Gojju/gravy. Gojju is like a curry but thicker and is served in small quantities as a little side dish to eat with hot rice.  We can also make Gojju with vegetables like Brinjal, bitter gourd etc.

Pineapple Gojju or Pineapple Menaskai is a popular curry variety from Karnataka Cuisine.  It is called ” Menaskai ” in South Karnataka. This Pineapple Gojju a combination of Sweet, Sour and Spicy taste in a single curry. This is a festive dish and served during weddings and other celebrations . A nice comfort food and was excellent for a change of flavor. Its best served as a side dish to rasam or can we mixed with hot steaming rice. Even it would be a perfect accompaniment for Roti.

Video Making of Pineapple Gojju | Pineapple Menaskai

Pineapple Gojju | Pineapple Menaskai

You Can also try Recipes from Karnataka Cuisine :

  1. Karnataka Style Tamarind Rice
  2. Akki Roti
  3. Bisibelabath
  4. Udipi Sambar
  5. Neer Dosa
  6. Mysore Masala Dosa
  7. Maddur Vada
  8. Saagu

Pineapple Gojju | Pineapple Menaskai

Course: Kootu varieties (Stew), Kuzhambu, Veg Gravies
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam
A nice comfort food and was excellent for a change of flavor
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Ingredients

  • 1 lemon Tamarind Size
  • 1 cup Pineapple Cubed
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Grated Jaggery
  • Salt To taste

For Grinding

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 1 tbsp Whole Urad Dal
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 10 Red Chili
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds

For Seasoning

  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing) a Pinch

Instructions

Extract Tamarind

  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and extract the juice and keep it aside

Prepare Grinding Ingredients

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add in chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chili, curry leaves and fry till dal turns light brown. Then add the coconut and fry till it becomes golden brown. Take this in a mixer jar
  • Dry roast the sesame seeds and add it to the mixer jar with the rest of the grinding ingredients

Grinding Process

  • Grind all the ingredients in the mixer jar to a nice smooth paste. Keep it aside

Cooking Pineapple

  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté the pineapples for 2 mins. Then add 1/2 cup of water and turmeric powder and cover and cook the pineapple till they are tender.

Cook with Tamarind

  • Add tamarind extract to the pan once the pineapple is cooked. Add salt and jaggery and allow the tamarind to boil for 5 mins
  • Then add the ground spice paste and mix well so that there are no lumps. Boil for another 5 mins and switch off the flame

Tempering Process

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add curry leaves and hing (Perungayam) and add this tempering to the Gojju.

Serving Time

  • Delicious Pineapple Gojju is now ready to serve! Relish with Rice / Indian Bread and enjoy the meal!

Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Gojju | Pineapple Menaskai
Amount Per Serving (1 Cup)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Steps

1
Done
10 mins

Extract Tamarind

Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and extract the juice and keep it aside

2
Done
10 mins

Prepare Grinding Ingredients

Heat oil in a pan. Add in chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chili, curry leaves and fry till dal turns light brown. Then add the coconut and fry till it becomes golden brown. Take this in a mixer jar

3
Done

Dry roast the sesame seeds and add it to the mixer jar with the rest of the grinding ingredients

4
Done
2 mins

Grinding Process

Grind all the ingredients in the mixer jar to a nice smooth paste. Keep it aside

5
Done
10 mins

Cooking Pineapple

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the pineapples for 2 mins. Then add 1/2 cup of water and turmeric powder and cover and cook the pineapple till they are tender.

6
Done
5 mins

Cook with Tamarind

Add tamarind extract to the pan once the pineapple is cooked. Add salt and jaggery and allow the tamarind to boil for 5 mins

7
Done

Then add the ground spice paste and mix well so that there are no lumps. Boil for another 5 mins and switch off the flame

8
Done
2 mins

Tempering Process

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add curry leaves and hing (Perungayam) and add this tempering to the Gojju.

9
Done

Serving Time

Delicious Pineapple Gojju is now ready to serve! Relish with Rice / Indian Bread and enjoy the meal!

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging. Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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