Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pineapple Menskai/ Avnas Ambe menskai

2-3 Mangoes OR 3 cups cubed pineapples
1 cup Grated coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp urad dal
2 1/2 tsp  Sesame seeds
10 Dry red chilies,
3 tbsp Jaggery
1tsp Tamarind paste
salt to taste

1-2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 sprig Curry leaves

Cube the mangoes/pineapple. Cook with salt, green chille, jaggery and water for about 5 mins.

 In the meantime, in a skillet, dry roast sesame seeds ( it roasts real quick), coriander seeds, urad dal and red chilies. Grind  roasted ingredients together  with coconut, tamarind paste and salt with very little water to a coarse paste. Add the masala paste to the cooked mangoes/pineapple and  bring this curry to desired consistence ( this should have enough gravy to coat the pineapple well) and simmer it for about 5 mins.

Heat oil and temper with mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves . Serve hot with rice.