Food blogger Vishaka Rautela shares a traditional Mangalorean recipe.
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If you're looking for something that's sour, sweet and spicy, you must try the Mangalorean Pineapple Menaskai.
Here's the recipe:
- 1 cubed pineapple (without the core)
- 1 lemon size tamarind ball soaked in water
- 1/4 cup jaggery
- 7 to 8 dried bedki chillies
- 2 tsp urad dal
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 3 tsp black sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
- 5-6 curry leaves
- 1/2 tsp urad dal
- 2 to 3 dry red chillies
- Cut pineapple into cubes and half cook along with tamarind water and jaggery.
- Roast red chillies, urad dal, mustard and dry grind them in the mixer
- Roast black sesame seeds lightly. Add to the chilli mix and grind well.
- Add some water and grind this masala with coconut to a fine paste.
- Add the ground masala to the pineapple. Adjust consistency by adding water.
- Boil on low flame for about 5 to 10 minutes till the the raw coconut smell is gone and is pineapple is soft.
- Add salt as required.
- Temper with curry leaves, urad dal and red chillies.
- Serve hot with rice.
Photo: Vishaka Rautela
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