Back to blogging with Pineapple Gojju

Hello dear friends,

Its been more than 2 months since I posted any recipe, days are going so fast. I was on vacation for 5 weeks to my cousins house in NJ. It was fun I did lots of shopping, chating and enjoyed spring there.

Now I am back in Alaska, where its still snowing. Getting back to my regular routine of cooking and checking my fellow bloggers recipes and finally today I got to update my recipes.

So here is the recipe of Pineapple gojju, which I have been thinking to make from very long time.

Gojju is a combination of sweet-sour/tangy-spicy-salt . While making regular gojju like tomato,onion or brinjal we use tamarind and jaggey. Since Pineapple tend to be both sweet and sour I have not used tamarind and jaggery instead its made with roasting and grinding few spices and lentils with coconut, this kind of gojju is ususally made during special occasions and festivals.

Since we get lots of canned, pre-cut pineapples here, I made it for our lunch today. This is a very simple, easy and tasteful sidedish goes well with rice, dosa and idlies or any rice based items.

Ingredinets :

  • Pineapple chopped/crushed – 1 Can (I used Del monte with natural juice)
  • Garnish – 1 spring onion

Tempring :

  • Oil – 1tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp
  • Channadal – 1/2 tsp
  • Hing – 2pinchs

To Roast and Grind:

  • Channadal – 2 tsp
  • Uraddal – 1tsp
  • Cumin/jeera – 1tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Methi seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilles- 2-3
  • Coconut fresh – 1tbsp
  • Oil – 1tsp

1. Remove the pineapples from the can, drain the juice, give it  a rinse to remove sweetness. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan once hot enough add mustard seeds, channadal and hing. When dal turns light brown add pineapple and fry for few minutes just to make them coat with oil and seasonings.

2. In a pan heat 1 tsp of oil and roast all the ingredients mentioned above. Once cooled down grind into powder or make paste using little water.

3. Add the grounded mixture to the pineapple, add water if required or pineapple juice. Add salt let it simmer for 10- 15 minutes untill pineapple mixs will with the flavours of the ground mixture.

4. Switch off the heat, garnish with fresh herbs I used spring onions as a garnish. Ready to serve.

*This curry was bit too sweet for me, so I added more chilli powder at the end to balance the sweet-sour  flavour.

We enjoyed  gojju with dosa.



15 Responses to “Back to blogging with Pineapple Gojju”

  1. ranji Says:

    oh wow!!they looks sooooo good..1st time here..very nice blog:)

  2. Srivalli Says:

    beautiful colour!…glad you enjoyed your break!

  3. TBC Says:

    This is my kind of dish!:-)
    Welcome back!

  4. Bhawana Says:

    Ruchii, this soooooooooo good and yummy 🙂

  5. Uma Says:

    looks delicious.

  6. easycrafts Says:

    Superb dish…what more to say

  7. Trupti Says:

    Still snowing there eh? Its really cold here too in Nfld……I am so over it. Nice to see you back…Pineapple Gojju looks very interesting, I think I’d like it! 😉

  8. mustafa Says:

    thanks for this sharing

  9. Anjali Damerla Says:

    Its May and it s still snowing ?? Wow.

    I have never ever had anything like this.
    I actually never heard of the term “Gojju” either 🙂

    But this looks like a easy breezy dish and I should try this.

  10. Bindiya Says:

    Nice to see u r back… was waiting for ur next receipe 🙂
    Pineapple gojju looks yum.. i will make it 2moro for lunch.
    Thnx for all the gr8 receipes.

  11. Krithika Says:


    First time to your website. All the recipes look amazing. I tried the pineapple Gojju and it was superb. I made it to accompany the Akki Roti also featured in this website.
    I have added you as a link from my blog..

    Keep up the excellent work…


  12. For Spicy Lovers Says:

    looks delicious. Pineapple Gojju! its new to me.

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