Pineapple gojju/Thokku

Pineapple - 2 cups chopped
Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
Methi/ fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dhal - 2 tsp
Red chillies - 6 or 7 no ( do not add more or this taste will dominate among other)
White Til/sesame seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Dessicated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Jeera/cumin seeds - few
Mustard seeds few
Curry leaves - few
Tamarind pulp - 1/4 cup(dilute)
Jaggery - a small piece
salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp

wanted to share in this recipe...which is one of my mom's and also sister's favourite. My mom learnt this recipe many years back from a cook( a cook from Mangalore)... since then it has been made in this manner though occasionally. I have had this gojju mostly served during marriages( In my hometown Bangalore).

In a kadai/frying pan heat few drops of oil add ( one after another) urad dhal,red chillies, white til, methi seeds and lastly add dessicated coconut(I did not have dessicated coconut, so have used fresh coconut). Fry till light brown... Cool it and make a paste with very little water.
Heat a pan with oil... add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves... when they pop out add pine apple pieces... reduce heat and allow it to cook for 5 - 6 minutes( till they are soft).... next add,turmeric powder, tamarind pulp and the ground paste.... cook together till raw smell from the masala leaves... also add salt and jaggery.

I had posted this recipe long back, but reposting this one with a picture to send it to Shama Nagarajan's
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  • 17 comments/Reactions:

    Manju said...

    looks like pachadi to me..is it the same?? delicious anyways!

    Pooja said...

    Wow this is similar to pachadi with slight change in ingredients. Looks delicious. Would love to try this out.

    Padma said...

    Thanks Superchef and Pooja...
    May be it is also called as pachadi... not sure about it :)

    Pavithra Elangovan said...

    Wow thats interesting with pineapple..sure will love the taste i will try it once

    Priya Suresh said...

    WOw Padma, never tried gojju with pineapple,quite a new one for me..

    Padma said...

    Thanks Pavithra n Priya... I love it a lot... try for sure :)

    Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Looks very yummy, been a long time since I had pineapple am so tempted!!!!

    Ashwini said...

    Love this gojju, it is our favourite. Yummmm

    Padma said...

    Thanks Ramya n Ashwini :)

    anudivya said...

    That looks neat! THe combination of sweet and savory must be pretty awesome.

    chef and her kitchen said...

    Never cooked with pineapple,looking yummy..It must be definitely tangy..

    Padma said...

    That's true Anu and Prathibha .... it has both tastes( sweet n tangy) :)

    Lena Jayadev said...

    gojju s my fav..nice recipe as usual.. :)

    Subhie Arun said...

    pineapple thoku is new to me...will try out..alredi in ur following list..u have so many collection tat i have to give a try

    Padma said...

    Thanks Subhie... sure try and let me know ... personally I love this gojju a lot ...will wait for ur feedback :)

    Priya Gopal said...

    I tried this today with Mango. It came out well. As my mango are sour, i didn't add tamarind. Thanks for the recipe.
    -Priya Gopal

    Padma said...

    Thanks Priya ... that is also a great idea with mangoes ... let me also try sometime :)

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