Pineapple Gojju Recipe: How To Make Pineapple Menaskai

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Pineapple gojju recipe is a classic side-dish of South Karnataka and is a mandatory recipe to be prepared during all festivals, especially by the Brahmins of that region. Also known as pineapple menaskai, this dish is prepared by cooking cut pineapples in a coconut-based masala gravy.

The Karnataka-style pineapple curry is a quick and easy recipe to make and does not take too much of your kitchen time. The tanginess of the tamarind along with the sweetness of the pineapple and the spiciness of the masala, make it an absolute treat for the taste buds.

The sweet and sour pineapple curry is a definite delicacy to those who love the combination of sweet, sour and spicy. This finger-licking curry is usually paired with rice, dosa, idli and roti.

If you are keen on preparing this simple yet delectable dish, continue reading the step-by-step procedure along with the images and watch the video on how to prepare the pineapple gojju.

PINEAPPLE GOJJU RECIPE VIDEO

pineapple gojju recipe
Pineapple Gojju Recipe | How To Make Pineapple Menaskai Recipe | Karnataka Style Pineapple Curry Recipe
Pineapple Gojju Recipe | How To Make Pineapple Menaskai Recipe | Karnataka Style Pineapple Curry Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 Mins

Recipe By: Kavyashree S

Recipe Type: Side-dish

Serves: 1 bowl

Ingredients
  • Oil - 3 tbsp

    Hing (asafoetida) - a pinch

    Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

    Split urad dal - 1 tsp

    Chana dal - 1/2 tsp

    Curry leaves - 7-10 leaves

    Pineapple (cut into cubes) - 1 and 1/4th medium-sized bowl

    Water - 3/4th cup

    Grated coconut - 1 cup

    Huri-kadale (bhuna chana) - 1 tbsp

    Rasam powder - 2 tbsp

    Jaggery - 1/2 tbsp

    Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp

    Salt to taste

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add oil to a heated pan.

    2. Add a pinch of hing and mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

    3. Add the split urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves.

    4. Then, add one bowl of pineapple and sauté it well.

    5. Add half a cup of water in it and cook it for about 5 minutes on medium flame.

    6. Meanwhile, add grated coconut, huri kadale, rasam powder and quarter bowl pineapple to a mixer jar.

    7. Further, add jaggery, tamarind paste and salt into the jar.

    8. Add 2 tbsp of water and grind the mixture.

    9. Once the pineapple is cooked, add the masala to it.

    10. Let it cook for 5 minutes, before serving the dish.

Instructions
  • 1. The amount of jaggery and tamarind paste to be added depends on how sweet or sour the pineapple is.
  • 2. You can add some other masala powder to add that spiciness, instead of the rasam powder, according to your preference.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 400 cal
  • Fat - 23 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Carbohydrates - 55 g
  • Sugar - 37 g
  • Fibre - 4 g
  • Iron - 13%
  • Vitamin C - 41%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE PINEAPPLE GOJJU

1. Add oil to a heated pan.

pineapple gojju recipe

2. Add a pinch of hing and mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe

3. Add the split urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe

4. Then, add one bowl of pineapple and sauté it well.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe

5. Add half a cup of water in it and cook it for about 5 minutes on medium flame.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe

6. Meanwhile, add grated coconut, huri kadale, rasam powder and quarter bowl pineapple to a mixer jar.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe

7. Further, add jaggery, tamarind paste and salt into the jar.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe

8. Add 2 tbsp of water and grind the mixture.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe

9. Once the pineapple is cooked, add the masala to it.

pineapple gojju recipe

10. Let it cook for 5 minutes, before serving the dish.

pineapple gojju recipe
pineapple gojju recipe
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