Pineapple Pulissery/Pineapple in Yoghurt Gravy

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Pineapple Pulissery is a very specila dish of Kerala,a small but beautiful state in the southern most part of India..Its the land of the beautiful and serene Backwaters with its very tall coconut trees,swaying gently in the wind.Its also the land of so many people,people of different religions,cultures and back grounds living in peaceful harmony with each other.One example of this harmony is the celebration of the festival called “Onam” in Kerala..It comes around the month of August to September.It is a harvest festival in which the Keralalites or Malayalees as they are lovingly called,celebrate hand in hand with one mind irresctive of their differences.

There are many dishes which are specially prepared on this occasion..One thing I must mention is that during this day,the lunch or the Sadya as it is named are eaten on a banana leaf.



As you can see above,the number of dishes prepared for onam is endless..and the dishes vary from place to place!!One among those many dishes is Pulissery.Pulissery is usually a combo of sweetness with a small tinge of saltiness.It Β usually prepared with fruits like Mango,Pinapple etc.Mangp pulissery or Mambazha PulisseryΒ uses whole skinned mangoes.On the other hand Pineapple pulissery uses tiny pieces of Pineapple.

Here in Brunei,now,being the season of pineapples,I bought a fresh Pineapple from the Market.Immediately the delicious Pineapple Pulissery came into my mind.So I thought why wait for onam to prepare this Pulissery?So I prepared it for lunch today πŸ™‚ Soo yummy with hot and steamed rice.My family just loved it specially my hubby who just loves all Sadya dishes πŸ™‚ ..So here I am sharing this recipe with you.



  • Pineapple(Semi ripe) – 1/2 of one medium(Cut off the skin and cut into small pieces).
  • Red chilli powder – 1/8tsp.
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp.
  • Sugar – 3 tsp.
  • Yoghurt – 1 cup
  • Salt – a little.
  • Curry leaves – a few

For Grinding:

  • Grated coconut – 1 cup.
  • Garlic -2 pearls.
  • Cumin seeds – a generous pinch
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Curry leaves- a few
  • Yoghurt – 3/4 cup

For Tempering:

  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Fenugreek powder – 1 generous pinch.
  • Dry Red chillies – 3 -4(split into two)


  1. Cook the pineapple pices with a little water,Chillipowder,Turmeric powder,sugar,salt and curry leaves, till it turns soft/tender.
  2. Grind the ingredients under “For grinding ” and add to this cooked,tender pineapple and boil this on a very low flame.
  3. Now to this add the remaining 1 cup of Beaten/whipped Yoghurt.Bring to boil on low flame for a minute(Keep stirring,not allowing the yoghurt mixture to curdle).Turn off the flame and keep aside.
  4. Now in another pan,heat oil,add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter,then add fenugreek powder(on a low flame now),then Dry red chillies and curry leaves.Pour this over on the Pineapple-Youghurt mixture and mix well.
  5. Yummy Pineapple Pulissery is ready.Serve with hot,steamed Rice and Enjoy!

36 thoughts on “Pineapple Pulissery/Pineapple in Yoghurt Gravy

    cpriya78 said:
    July 24, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Delicious! Love the click!

    Traditionally Modern Food said:
    July 24, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I remember tasting this in my friend. Looks yummy wish we stay close so I can come to your place to taste Shannu

      food passion and love responded:
      July 24, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Thats such a sweet comment Vidya!Hope we meet each other some day!

    Malar said:
    July 24, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Authentic Kerala dish, lovely πŸ™‚

    Charanya said:
    July 24, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I got some coconut yogurt. I am so trying this cos it’s pineapple season here I guess πŸ™‚

      food passion and love responded:
      July 24, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Charanya!Try it out!You l love it to the core!!

        Charanya said:
        July 24, 2014 at 9:13 am

        I will πŸ™‚

        food passion and love responded:
        July 24, 2014 at 9:22 am

        N let me knw dear abt it okie?

        Charanya said:
        July 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

        Sure thing πŸ™‚ Can I make it with anything else other than pineapple?

        food passion and love responded:
        July 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

        How abt mangoes?

        Charanya said:
        July 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

        Not mango season. Will get a pineapple πŸ™‚

        food passion and love responded:
        July 24, 2014 at 11:09 pm


    Hadia said:
    July 24, 2014 at 2:53 am

    This sounds a super delicious dish! Love the combination

    My Kitchen Moments said:
    July 24, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I love Pulissery! ❀ Yours is very inviting πŸ™‚

    radhikasethi said:
    July 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Wow! This looks totally delicious! Adding pineapples to my shopping list for tomorrow πŸ˜‰

    Chitra Jagadish said:
    July 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The pineapple dish which I have tasted is combo of sweet and sour but this has yogurt which sounds something new for me. ….can’t wait to give it a try? Just looks yum…

      food passion and love responded:
      July 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      Do try out Chitra!This dish is not sour at all..infact its a combo of sweetness and a lil bit of saltiness!

    Shella Grover said:
    July 24, 2014 at 11:01 am

    This is one if my favourites. I just love the sweet n tangy combination.

    Liz said:
    July 25, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Wow this is new to me but it looks very delicious. I would love to try….

    Nish Kitchen said:
    July 25, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Always my favourite!! Awesome recipe!!

    Ummey @notbikiniready said:
    July 27, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Ooh yummy!

    Sophie33 said:
    July 29, 2014 at 9:41 am

    What a beautiful tasty social dish! I made it too & loved it so much! πŸ™‚ MMMMM!
    I just liked your Facebook page. Come on over & like mine too:

    Sophie33 said:
    July 29, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I meant : special dish!

    food passion and love responded:
    July 29, 2014 at 9:42 am


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