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How to Make Sweet and Spicy Vegan Pineapple Curry (Gojju)

Updated on March 17, 2020
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About Pineapple Curry (Gojju)

This pineapple curry (gojju) is surely a treat to those who love a sweet, tangy, and spicy dish. Pineapple gojju is an authentic dish of Karnataka state, India. It is mandatory to make this curry in functions, especially in the Brahmins community.

Gojju is a curry made of stir-fried or cooked vegetables/fruits mixed with spicy coconut gravy. I mixed cooked pineapple and spicy coconut gravy to make this delightful curry. Sesame seeds give a distinct flavor to this gojju. Boiling the gravy for a longer time increases the storage time. This curry remains fresh in the refrigerator for a week.

Serve this sweet, spicy, and tangy curry with plain rice, idli, flatbread, or roti. It will be a finger-licking experience for sure!

Sweet and Spicy Vegan Pineapple Curry (Gojju)
Sweet and Spicy Vegan Pineapple Curry (Gojju)
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Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple, flesh cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup coconut, grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Bengal gram split
  • 2 teaspoons dehusked black gram split
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5-6 red chilies, moderate hot variety
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, or any other cooking oil for the tempering
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 8 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 1 red chili, broken, for the tempering
  • 1 teaspoon oil, for roasting the spices
  • 2 tablespoons jaggery, powdered
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, optional
  • 2-3 pinches hing/asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp, use depending on the sourness of the pineapple

Instructions:

  • Wash pineapple. Remove the thorny skin and the rind. Chop the flesh in 1-cm cubes. Keep aside.
  • Heat half a tsp oil in a pan. Add fenugreek seeds, Bengal gram split, and de-husked black gram split. Fry it until the black gram becomes golden brown.
  • Add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, broken red chilies, half portion of the hing, and curry leaves. Fry on a very low fire for half a minute. Add grated coconut. Turn off the fire. Mix well. Keep aside for cooling.
  • Grind the mixture, adding some water to get a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat a teaspoon oil in a vessel. Add pineapple pieces. Saute till they are soft. This process may take about 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder, jaggery powder, tamarind pulp, some water, and salt. Mix well. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes. You can cover the vessel for fast cooking.
  • Pour the ground paste and the remaining salt. Mix well. Cook on a low fire for a few minutes or until the spices combine well with the pineapple.
  • Now, it is time for adding tempering. Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds. Let it pop up. Throw in de-husked black gram split, broken red chilies, the remaining hing, and curry leaves. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
  • Pour it on the pineapple gojju when the black lentil turns golden. Mix it with the curry. Pineapple gojju is ready to serve!
  • Serve this yummy curry with rice, flatbread, idli, or dosa. Enjoy the sweet, spicy, and tangy taste!

Photo Guide:

Step one: Chop pineapple into cubes
Step one: Chop pineapple into cubes
Step two: Fry the ingredients as per instructions for making the gravy
Step two: Fry the ingredients as per instructions for making the gravy
Step three: Grind the fried spices and coconut to get a paste
Step three: Grind the fried spices and coconut to get a paste
Step four: Mix the paste and the cooked pineapple. Pineapple gojju (curry) is ready to serve!
Step four: Mix the paste and the cooked pineapple. Pineapple gojju (curry) is ready to serve!

Nutritional Information:

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 160
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 10 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 32 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    3 years ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks MsDora. Yeah. It is a flavorful and healthy dish. Pl. try it once.

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    Dora Weithers 

    3 years ago from The Caribbean

    Sounds both yummy and healthy. Thank you for the recipe.

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