Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pineapple Pulisheri

I was cleaning up the fridge before a weekend trip to Bangalore and saw a box of cubed pineapple inside starting to shrivel.I had planned to make a Pineapple cake and we finished off some with cheese and cherries.I was finishing some last minute cooking before lunch and a friend called me up for a recipe.Can it get luckier than this for me?Right,she wanted the recipe for a Pulisheri,and a sweet one at that,with either Banana or Mango.

I was already grating coconut by the time I was giving her the recipe.I have never tried making pulisheri with pineapple,its always banana or the savoury version with Ash gourd and during summer,with mangoes.I followed the same recipe replacing it with pineapple.It was too good,I think one of the best sweet-curries ever.The slight sour taste of the pineapple perfectly blends with the sour curd which in fact is what gives the curry its name-pulisheri-a sweet and sour curry.

Pineapple Pulisheri


Ripe Pineapple – ¼ of 1 big Pineapple,chopped
Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 4 moulds or 4 tbsp of grated jaggery or 4 tbsp jaggery syrup
Thick curds - 1/2 cup

Grind to a smooth paste

Grated coconut - 1/2 of one coconut(medium)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies-1 or 2(depending on the chillyness)

For seasoning

Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Cook pineapple in ¾ cup of water with turmeric.[Do not add too much water,just enough to cover the pineapple pieces]
When it is cooked,add salt to taste and mash gently.
Add the jaggery and let it boil.
Add the coconut paste at this stage.
Simmer for 3 minutes till everything gets mixed.
Switch off the flame.
Prepare seasoning in a pan and add all the ingredients one by one.
Add it to the pulisheri.
Beat the curds with a fork and add to the pulisheri when it is cooled a bit.
This pulisheri tastes equally good when served cool or hot.


  1. pineapple pulisseri is an alltime favourite back home. we make either this or pineapple pachadi for all sadyas. looks nice!

  2. pineapple pulisseri is an alltime favourite back home. we make either this or pineapple pachadi for all sadyas. looks nice!

  3. Hullo Kutty! HeHe! ;D

    Pulisery is one thing I haven;t tried, must try once. Looks yummy! Adding Pineapple to spicy dishes is very typical of Konkani or M'lorean, right? Good one!:)

  4. Wow, innovative idea to use Pineapple. Will like to try it.

  5. Wow great recipe. I can imagine the sweet and tangy flavor of this.

  6. that looks so mouthwatering and thanks for drooping in

  7. This is so new to me,but i can imagine the sweet,sourish and tangy flavors.... all in one

  8. Sweet and hot, sound a delicous pulisheri!

  9. pulisery looks yummy.. though never tried it. saw this in some other blog too a while back.. will surely give it a try Divya..

  10. ive made pineapple pachadi and the other pulisheri varieties...i bet pineapple wouldve tasted amazing in the pulisheri!! great recipe!

  11. Pulisery looks delish...Never heard of pineapple in a pulisery..Niceone

  12. Hi Divya. How r u? Am back to blogging after a long time. This dish looks authentic indeed!

  13. delicious!!! I love the sweet n sour taste of pineapples in all dishes

  14. Never tried making this dish at home nor have I tasted.. With pineapple I am sure it must be tasting great. Must try sometime

  15. mmm. looks so mouth-watering Divya! Never made anything with pineapple.

  16. puliseri with pineapple sounds good and innovative..

  17. This is something new, i too have a can of pinepapple n don't knw what to do with it, now can try this..

  18. Looks delicious, never heard about pineapple erissery..

  19. Gravy in a coconut sauce seems perfect for a Mangalorean.Delicious!!!

  20. I been looking for this recipes, thanks for posting it.....even i have some pineapples in my fridge, perfect recipes,cant wait to try out......

  21. Divya very interesting recipe... Nice Clicks thanks for posting



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