Pineapple Mensakai


  1. Chopped Pineapple 1/2 cup
  2. 2 +1 (Bedgi+Guntur red chillies)
  3. Grated coconut-1.5 table spn
  4. Sesame seeds-1.5 Tsonga.(I have taken a mix of black and white Sesame seeds)
  5. Tamarind(small as two peas)
  6. Jaggery grated-1 Tbl spn
  7. Asafoetida-less than quarter spn
  8. Salt to taste

For seasoning:

  1. Mustard-1/4 spn
  2. Curry leaves – 6-7 leaves crushed
  3. Coconut oil – 1 tbl spn.


Heat a pan and add jaggery. As it gets caramelised, add in the chopped Pineapple bits and salt and keep cooking for about 3-4 mins. Now roast the red chillies, Coconut and Sesame seeds. Grind it along with 1/4 cup water and tamarind to paste. Add it to the cooked Pineapple bits and asafoetida. Mix well and cook for another 3-4 mins. Season it with mustard and curry leaves.

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