Thursday, 5 July 2018

Pineapple Saasive | Pineapple chunks in yogurt based gravy

Rainy season has started in various parts of India now. In my native, its the time to enjoy different seasonal fruits like mangoes, jackfruit, pineapple and so on. They are good to eat just like that. Also, varieties of sweets, jams and side dishes can be prepared using them. I have shared some of those recipes already. Please click on the recipe names below to check them.
Coming back to today's recipe, we all know that pineapple can be used to prepare Jam, Pastry, Kesari (Shira), etc. sweet dishes. I am sharing with you all the recipe of a delicious yogurt based gravy using pineapple. Its one of the authentic Havyaka recipe and we call it as Pineapple Saasive. Try this sweet gravy with hot rice and let me know how you liked it!


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 - 5
Difficulty level: Medium

Ingredients:
  • Pineapple chunks - 1 1/4 cup
  • Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Till seeds - 1 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
  • Dry red chilli or fresh green chilli - 1 small piece
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Jaggery / sugar - 4 tbsp or to taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt / Curd - 1/2 cup
For Seasoning: Oil (preferably coconut oil) - 1 tsp, Mustard seeds - 1 tsp


Method:
  • Combine pineapple chunks along with salt, jaggery / sugar and water in a vessel and bring to boil. Turn off the flame after it is boiled for 5 minutes and allow to cool. 
  • Separate the liquid from the cooked pineapple chunks and keep aside.
  • Grind the cooled pineapple chunks along with grated coconut, till seeds, mustard seeds, chilli piece and turmeric powder into fine paste. Use the liquid you saved before, while grinding. 
  • Add half a cup of curd to the ground mixture. Check the taste and add salt or jaggery if needed.
  • If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little water. But don't make it too watery. 
  • Heat oil in a small wok. Add mustard seeds and when it crackles, add this seasoning to the Saasive. 
  • Serve this Saasive as a side dish with rice. 
 
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