Showing posts with label Pineapple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pineapple. Show all posts

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pineapple Chutney in M/W

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
This chutney made me crazy!! I loved this chutney so much that I went on nibbling just like that. And my daughter had an extra chapati. And already told me to pack the same thing (chapati wrapped with this chutney) for tomorrow. 
When I prepared the mixed fruit curry, there was more pineapple. My kids love it. But before sharing half of what I had, I was thinking to do something with it. I wanted to have something spicy as my mixed fruit curry was sweet, I thought of making chutney with pineapple. I was sure about the taste that it will be good, but never imagined it will come out so good.
Make and check if you want to trust me!!
Recipe goes here:
Pine apple - 1 cup, cleaned, pealed and cubed
Dry red chilly - 1 long
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp or 2 tsp if you want it spicier.
(Pineapple is having sweet and sour taste so you can add more chilly powder)
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Hing a pinch 
Fresh coconut - 1 tbsp

For tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
 Take peeled and cubed pineapple in a M/W safe bowl. Keep on HIGH for 2 minutes.
Take it out, add jaggery, cumin seeds,hing,dry red chilly and chilly powder.
Again keep on HIGH for 2 minutes, Keep stirring in between. 
Let it be cool. 
Add salt and fresh coconut.
Mix well and put in a blender to paste it. Transfer the chutney in to a serving bowl.
Heat oil in a M/W Safe bowl by keeping it on HIGH for 1 or 2 minutes. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Again cook it on high for 1 minute.
Add it to the chutney.
Adjust the seasoning.
Cook on HIGH for 30 seconds.
Chutney is ready to serve with chapati, bread, rice, dosa, idly or anything you wish. I think it goes well with chicken tikka or Fish tikka or any kababs also.

You can prepare this on gas stove also. But it is easier in M/W  because, the fruit cooks well and quick in M/W.

This serves 3 to 4 people if you are serving in a thali for one time only!!!

Sending it to 

My event 
Keep Smiling,

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pineapple Gojju

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Making curry, gravy or chutney with fruits is really very interesting. I have tasted the chutneys and gojju using fruits  in few weddings. But never thought of trying, as I am sure, my husband never liked it. And I  was lazy to make only for myself.
My cousin who stays in Sagar, (Shimoga) told me that this Pineapple gojju is very common in temples and weddings. Few weeks back, she gave me the recipe. But I totally forgot and could not contact her now. So I prepared it with  the ingredients what I remembered.
When I prepared and tasted, I fell in love with it. It is again a quick and easy one but tastes great with hot rice! I had it just like that.
Recipe follows like this,
Pineapple - 1/2 cup, cleaned and cubed
Boil the Pineapple cubes in little water and keep aside.(with the stock)
For paste:
Jeera - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Dry roast the above seeds. Add
Fresh coconut - 2 tbsp to it 
And grind into a fine paste with little water.
For gravy,
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/8th spoon
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp(If Pineapple is not sweet)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Add oil in a kadai and heat it. Add mustard seeds, Add hing when seeds crackle. Immediately goes red chilly and turmeric powder. Fry for few seconds and add ready paste. Cook it for a minute to remove the raw smell. Add boiled Pineapple cubes(without water). Add salt and jaggery. Mix properly and add the stock. Check the taste and adjust the seasoning. Cook for few more minutes and enjoy the gojju.
Thank you  Nithu for this event, as I tried it only for the event . And from now onwards, this will be in my regular menu.

Keep Smiling,

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spicy Pineapple Juice

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I am always lazy to make juices, and prefer to eat fruits!! 
But, if some one is making and giving me the glass in my hand I am always happy to have it,(thats why I love a can of  Beer in my hand!! just open the can and enjoy your sip !!!    )
But Madhuri made me think about the juices to make at home, if I want to participate in her event. And all of you know, how much I am crazy about event participation. It is like attending all the award functions, even after knowing that you will not get any award !! 
Here is my second juice for her event. But I really want to thank Madhuri, because and only because of her, I am trying to make juices at home, and enjoying my glass of juice!! ( at last away from my beer can  !)
This is a spicy juice, because of its ingredients. But you will love the spicy taste, when it passes your throat!! (Is my language out of control???)

Coming to the recipe,
Fresh Pineapple - 1/2, washed, cleaned and cubed 
Water - 1/2 cup or more depending on the juice of the fruit
Check the sweetness of the fruit. If it is not sweet add, 1 tbsp sugar or skip it
Put Pineapple cubes, water and sugar(if adding) in a juicer or blender and make a juice. If you like juice without fruit chunks, strain it. I like it as it is, so kept it like that only.
White pepper - 1 tsp powdered
Ginger juice - 1 Tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Mix the white pepper powder, Fresh ginger juice and salt into the juice and mix it properly. 
Do not add everything together in a juicer, I t won't taste good!! Or you can try to save the time, prepare, and let me know the taste. 
I loved adding it later.
Add Ice cubes before serving. 

Sending this to Madhuri's event  Serve me Some...  

Sending it to  Dr.Sameena's  event

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