So following on from the Watermelon curry that @Arthur vdH posted last week here is another unusual one. My pineapple curry - I know it sounds weird but it's actually really good. This comes from Sri Lanka and is surprisingly satisfying. I would love to hear your thoughts especially as I haven't even put this on the website yet so your feedback would be amazing!

Here is the recipe:
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and diced into chunks
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
7cm piece cassia bark
4 cardamom pods
2 cloves
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp ginger, grated
1 green chilli, chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp lemon pepper, crushed (or black pepper)
salt to taste
400ml coconut milk tin

1. Heat the oil and add mustard seeds, cassia, cardamom and cloves until they pop and become fragrant.
2. Add the onions and saute until translucent. Add the garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the ginger, chilli, turmeric, Kashmiri chilli powder, lemon pepper and salt.
4. Stir through and add the chopped pineapple and stir through.
5. Pour in the coconut milk and leave to heat through to a simmer. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the pineapple softens.
6. Remove from the heat and add a little fresh coriander. Serve with plain rice.

19 comments,9 shares,15 likes
Taillevent
about 1 year

Hari Ghotra, I would attempt any recipe you post.
I made your recipe for Saag Paneer for what must be the 1,000th time and it always comes out beautiful. (My Bengalese neighborhood here in Brooklyn is also thankful to see a Yankee regularly purchasing paneer! ☺️)
Also made your Soya tofu for the first time; delicious ! Next time I’ll post a photo!
Keep those masterpieces coming!
❤️

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Wooohooo I’m excited @andrewsherman - let the pineapple 🍍 cook through. Tastes better.

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

@Paul Collier I knew you would love this!

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Hi @victoria.darragh yes banana 🍌 curry is a thing mainly South Indian and not something I would normally do at home but that’s because I’m Punjabi. Also lots of Caribbean curry’s use fruit with meat in their curries too. It is also served as a side in India with coconut and spices too. Sounds weird I know!

victoria.darragh
about 1 year

Thanks everyone for the extra info on 🍌 i do love them as a fruit and do have them on top of the odd curry but I wasn’t sure if this was a western thing or if it was part of the cooking heritage.

Arthur vdH
about 1 year

Thanks so much, @Hari Ghotra! Looks like I’m gonna have to get myself a pineapple!

Paul H
about 1 year

Hari...banna curry is lovely. my friends mum cooks it. They are African Indian..

Paul Collier
about 1 year

I’m not keen on pineapple on a pizza!

Paul H
about 1 year

love it!

rikki1502
about 1 year

@Hari Ghotra This looks interesting - I will have to try it 😊. @victoria.darragh I have just googled “banana curry” and a few recipes came up.

jenny52
about 1 year

@Hari Ghotra excited much 😀 @victoria.darragh my mum put banana in curry but i haven't seen it anywhere else

Steviewilcox
about 1 year

I looked this up. Make your own by mixing the zest of five lemons with a third of a cup of ground black pepper corns then dry very slowly in the oven. I might make just enough for the recipe. does that sound about right,Hari?

Matthew Doye
about 1 year

Try using cinnamon as an alternative to cassia for a more authentic Sri Lankan taste.

Steviewilcox
about 1 year

I love pineapple, I am gonna have to make this!!! But what is lemon pepper, I need to Google that, is it widely available? I have the SweetMart nearby, an Indian super market I expect they may have it, what other names does it go by,please Hari? thanks for posting this!

Helen Taylor
about 1 year

Omg this is right up my street!!!!