I was so tempted by the Pineapple Gojju by Suma of Veggieplatter , that I had to try it and taste it first hand. My folks at home were a little apprehensive to try it out but in the end they agreed that it was indeed a delicious gojju. Though it didn't turn out in the same color (because of the difference in the variety of Tamarind and Red Chillies, I guess) as the original recipe, we all liked the flavor and thought I should share it on our blog too..I have made slight variations to suit our taste.

Ingredients -
Pineapple chunks 1 cup
Tamarind juice 2 Tbsp
Salt as per taste
Brown sugar/Jaggery 1-2 tsp
Turmeric 2 pinches
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Hing a pinch, Curry leaves )

Gojju Masala - 

Coconut Powder 4 Tbsp 
Chana Dal 2 Tbsp 
Urad Dal 1 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera 1 tsp
Sesame seeds 3 tsp
Methi Seeds pinch 
Dry Red Chillies 4-5

Method Of Preparation - 
Wash the pineapple and if using canned pineapple (as I did) , drain them and wash with cold water to remove the extra sweetness.

In a saute pan, add the seasoning and after the mustard seeds splutter, add the pineapple chunks and 1 cup of water.

Add Turmeric, Cover and let the pineapple cook.

Meanwhile, dry roast all the ingredients for the masala and grind them with a little water to make a fine paste. (Don't worry even if the paste turns  out a little coarse).

After the pineapple is cooked, add the masala paste, tamarind juice, salt and brown sugar and let it simmer for about 3-4 min. Check to see if the flavors feel right for your taste. (I did that out of nervousness!!:) )
Serve it over steaming rice and papads for a hearty meal!
Serves 4 adults

Preparation Time 25 min
Posted by Harini on Thursday, April 22, 2010
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  1. i will try and let you know, ok??? nice narration.

  2. Padhu Sankar Says:
  3. Unique and interesting recipe!!

  4. Meena Says:
  5. very unique recipe...kind of similar to pineapple rasam which I make!!! you have a beautufl blog here! will be back to check out more recipes!

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Such a delicious and tempting gojju...have to give a try..

  8. Really tempting gojju dear....love pineapple in any form!yummy..

  9. Malar Gandhi Says:
  10. I like pineapple gojju, tasted it number of times, ut never prepared one'...wanna try ur version soon:)

  11. Subhie Arun Says:
  12. new to me..but looks v inviting..frst time here..lov ur space..glad to follow u!

  13. Suma Gandlur Says:
  14. Glad you like it but surprised by the color of the gojju. :)

  15. Harini Says:
  16. thx everybody..
    @suma, I suspect the color is cos of byadagi mirchi which I didn't use..what thou says?

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