Ananas menaskai recipe | How to make pineapple menaskai | Pineapple gojju | Pineapple sweet curry

By Latha on February 27th, 2018

pineapple menaskai recipe

Ananas menaskai or pineapple curry recipe explained with step by step pictures. This menaskai is prepared using pineapple, red chili, sesame seeds, jaggery, coconut and few other spices. Pineapple menaskai or pineapple gojju is a very tasty curry. This is an Udupi style sweet and sour gravy and goes well with rice or chapathi.

Menaskai is a very popular sweet, spicy and sour gravy prepared across Udupi-Mangalore or Karavali region of Karnataka. I have used pineapple or ananas in this recipe. Menaskai can be prepared using other vegetables like bitter gourd, capsicum, raw mango etc., You can find capsicum menaskai recipe here.

Pineapple has several health benefits. Pineapple supports Immune system. It is good for bone strength, eye health and digestion. I prefer eating pineapple as a fruit. But when you have excess Pineapple you can try various recipes like pineapple juice, pineapple palya, pineapple payasa etc.,

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Pineapple menaskai recipe

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 small sized pineapple
  2. 1 green chili (optional)
  3. A pinch of turmeric powder
  4. 2 big lemon sized jaggery
  5. 1 tsp of cooking oil
  6. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients required for grinding (type 1):

  1. 1 tsp coriander seeds
  2. 3 - 6 red chilies
  3. 1/4 tsp fenugreek or methi seeds
  4. 3 tsp sesame seeds
  5. 1 cup grated coconut
  6. 1 tsp cooking oil

Ingredients required for grinding (type 2):

  1. 1 tsp urad dal
  2. 3 - 6 red chilies
  3. 1/4 tsp fenugreek or methi seeds (optional)
  4. 3 tsp sesame seeds
  5. 1 cup grated coconut
  6. 1 tsp cooking oil

Ingredients required for tempering:

  1. 1 red chili
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/2 tsp urad dal
  4. 4-5 curry leaves
  5. 4 tsp cooking oil

Instructions for making pineapple menaskai:

  1. Take a small sized well ripened Pineapple (ananas) and wash it thoroughly.pineapple for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  2. Cut the ends and peel the Pineapple.peeled pineapple for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  3. Now cut Pineapple (ananas) into vertical pieces and remove the middle hard part. Refer the picture below.chopping pineapple for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  4. Chop the vertical pieces of Pineapple (ananas) into small tiny pieces.chopping pineapple for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  5. Next transfer the chopped pineapple into a pressure cooker. Add in turmeric powder, 1 lemon sized jaggery, salt and 1 slit green chili. Add in required water and cook it until pineapple turns soft.sesame seeds for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  6. Meanwhile take a frying pan and dry roast the sesame seeds until they start popping. But take care not to burn them.sesame seeds for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  7. Next add in 1 tsp of oil and roast either (coriander seeds + red chili + methi seeds) or (urad dal + red chili + methi seeds). You can refer either type 1 or type 2. Both the combinations tastes good. Once done take it out and keep it aside.roasting spices for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  8. Wait until fried ingredients are cool and transfer them into a mixie jar. add in grated coconut and grind everything into a fine paste by adding required water.grinding masala for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  9. Once the pineapple is cooked and soft, add this ground masala.ground masala for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  10. Add in required water. Menaskai shall have thick gravy. Adjust salt level.salt for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  11. Also add in required jaggery and adjust the sweet level. This gravy or curry should be sweet and sour. Taste test it. The amount of jaggery depends on the sweetness of the pineapple.jaggery for pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  12. Mix everything well and bring it to boil.boiling pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju
  13. Temper it with oil, red chili, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Serve it with rice or chapathi.tempering pineaple menaskai or ananas gojju

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