Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry (Vegan)


I never really thought of myself as a picky eater because I have always eaten my vegetables.  I get picky when it comes to putting fruit or nuts in my savory food.  I know my palate has matured because I now love fruit chutneys or crushed peanuts on my Thai food.  I wanted to showcase pineapple curry for the blog, but I had no idea where to begin or how it should taste.  When it comes cooking tasty Sri Lankan food I always look to my cooking teacher.... my mother.  We cooked this pineapple curry and it was love at first bite. I can't believe I have never wanted to taste this amazingly delicious dish.  I guess I have to keep opening my mind and my palate... who knows what other delicious dishes I have been missing out on....

1 ripe pineapple cut into tidbit size chunks
1 small onion chopped small
2 green chiles sliced
12-15 curry leaves
1 (1 inch) cinnamon stick
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of red chili flakes
2 tsp of red chili powder (ground up red chilies)
1 tsp of grated fresh ginger
1 tsp of grated fresh garlic
1/4 tsp of fennugreek seeds
1 Tbs of sugar
1 tsp of salt (or more to taste)
1 tsp of rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup of coconut milk

Note:  I the red chili powder can be added to taste.  Do not use the chili powder used in American Chili Con  Carne dishes.

Heat 2tsp of canola oil and once heated add your mustard seeds, cinnamon stick, chilies and onions.  Fry for 1-2 minutes.  Next add your grated ginger, garlic and chili flakes.

 Add your pineapple, turmeric, chili powder, vinegar, salt sugar and coconut milk. Cook for 10-12 minutes.  Taste for seasoning.  Eat with rice and curry. Enjoy.

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  1. wat a flavourful curry..bookmarked


  2. wow.....really lovely curry.....luvd d way u prepared

  3. Oh, I love pineapple! I'd love to taste your curry, Ramona...mmmmmm.

  4. wow!!look so tasty!!mouthwatering!!One of my favourite curry,but I cannot taste now as I have allergies...:(

  5. Hmmm, interesting. Pineapple is literally the only fruit I can't stand that I've met so far. :( I wonder whether it would work better for me in a savory context such as this one...

  6. I love fruit in curries! This sounds great =)

  7. Love the fruit curry! This looks so yummy!

  8. I never tried this before, very interesting combination of flavors! Looks delicious!

  9. I love the color the pineapple gives this curry. It's so pretty!

  10. Sweet and Spice a great combination. I love this idea..

  11. I've never seen such a curry before. Unusual for sure! At first I thought it must be a chutney recipe. :)

  12. I almost bought a pineapple in the store few days ago. Should have! I could make your curry.. It looks so good!

  13. Sweet and spicy - my favorite! I've had pineapply as an ingredient in a curry but never as the main ingredient. This looks great!

  14. favourite deliciously done pineapple curry

  15. Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

  16. I love pineapple and this curry sounds amazing. There are those curry leaves again that I haven't yet found.

  17. Made this over the weekend - was very good. Nice sweet pineapple and then the chilli bite.. woah

  18. Wow...sounds spicy but I like the pineapple in it. Wonderful. Hope you're having a good week, Ramona.

  19. Oh the things I would eat with this!

  20. I'd never think to add pineapple to a curry dish, but it looks fantastic, Ramona! And I bet the sweetness of the fruit cuts the spice nicely. I would inhale this with SO MUCH NAAN. <3

  21. What a great idea for a curry!!! I love pineapple fried rice and have been know to add pineapple to a chicken Thai curry, but have never made pineapple the star of the show. Great dish Ramona!!!!


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