pineapple raita recipe with step by step pictures | sweet pineapple raita recipe
A complete Indian meals has so many elements; roti, rice, pulao, dry sabzi, a vegetable or meat curry, salad, and raita. A raita is a curd/yogurt preparation with some more ingredients added to it. A raita could be savoury or sweet. It could have vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, cucumbers in it. It is also prepared using mixed fruits. Boondi raita is a very poplar variety which has just boondi and seasoning in it; no veggies or fruits.
Today I am sharing the recipe of a fruit raita – the classic, much-loved pineapple raita recipe (पाइनएप्पल रायता रेसिपी), which is a very flavourful, fruity, delicious, and well-balanced recipe. It is also known as ananas ka raita (अनानास का रायता रेसिपी) in Hindi.
Pineapple raita is such an underrated accompaniment. It deserves more popularity and rightly so. The combination of creamy homemade curd with juicy little bits of pineapple is truly amazing. Add all the right spices to it and you will take the pineapple raita recipe to an all new level!
how to prepare pineapple raita recipe
First off all, take some chilled curd and whisk it well. We don’t need to add water to it because the pineapple will release its juices. Season it with sugar and ground spices like roasted cumin, byadgi red chili, and black salt.
Finally, add in the pineapple and fresh coriander. The amount of sugar will depend on how tart and sweet the pineapple is. So adjust the sugar if needed. Stir the raita, cover it, and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour. The black salt with cause the pineapple to release its juices in the raita, giving it a very intense fruity flavour. Before serving the pineapple raita, give it a stir one last time.
Tadaa! Pineapple raita recipe is ready!
serving suggestions for pineapple raita recipe
Pineapple raita recipe can be served with almost any Indian meal. My folks love to have pineapple raita especially with pulao. Here are some pulao recipes that you could try – Mix Veg Pulao, Sindhi Pulao, Chana Pulao. Pineapple raita adds such freshness and zing to your platter. And this will be the best pineapple raita recipe you would have ever tasted! I promise. Just make sure your pineapple is fresh, juicy, and sweet.
Now let’s see how to make pineapple raita recipe.
how to make pineapple raita recipe
- Curd / yogurt - 1 cup
- Fresh pineapple - ¾ cup, chopped into small cubes
- Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
- Black salt - to taste
- Roasted cumin powder/ bhuna jeera powder - ¼ tsp
- Byadgi red chili powder- ¼ tsp
- Sugar - 2 tbsp or to taste
- Take curd / yogurt in a mixing bowl. Add roasted cumin powder, byadgi red chili powder, and black salt to it. Give it a whisk until the curd is smooth.
- Add sugar. Whisk. Adjust the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of the pineapple.
- Toss in the pineapple and coriander leaves. Mix gently. Cover the bowl and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Pineapple raita recipe is ready. Give it a final mix. Serve chilled. Enjoy!
pineapple raita recipe with step by step pictures below
Take 1 cup curd in a mixing bowl. Add in 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder, 1/4 tsp byadgi red chili powder, and black salt to taste. Give it a whisk until the curd is smooth.
Add 2 tbsp sugar. Whisk. Adjust the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of the pineapple.
Toss in 3/4 cup pineapple that has been chopped into small cubes. Add 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves as well.
Mix gently. Cover the bowl and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Pineapple raita recipe is ready. Give it a final mix. Serve chilled. Enjoy!