Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pineapple Chutney / Pineapple Sweet Relish with Indian Spices / Pineapple sweet chutney

Pineapple sweet chutney made with a touch of spices.

This post was intended to be  part of Spring but somehow got delayed so please allow me to publish it at least before Summer ends.:)). Oh that reminds me I have so many fruit recipes in the queue so please stay tuned.

Pineapple chutney is served here as a topping on appetizer that has so many flavors going on in one bite.If you love sweet,tart and spices with the saltiness of crackers going together then I bet you will love this one.The recipe is adapted from the Bengali style sweet chutney.

Picnics can be so much fun when everyone gets to make their own choice of topping.I need to confess I leave no option and the foodie in me likes everything on top of my salt cracker :).The cheese and chutney perfectly holds everything together in place and the miniature pizza  hits all the right spots.

The whole spices clinging on to the pineapple pieces provides the surprise element for me so  have gone for adding them whole but you may powder it and add it.


Pineapple - 1/2 of one whole (diced )
Sugar- 1/3 cup
Ginger- 1 inch piece julianned
Red chili flakes- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 of one whole
Fennel seeds- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 to 1/2tsp
Coriander seeds -1/4 tsp
Peppercorns- 6
Cloves- 3
Cinnamon - A small stick
Whole red chili- 1 to 2
Shallots- 2 sliced
Salt to taste

Method :

1.On low heat cook pineapple in 1/2 cup water until soft adding sugar and lemon juice. Pineapple should hold its shape and not become mushy.The sugar should be syrupy and coat the pieces well.
2.Heat oil- 1 tsp, add ingredients in the same order -ginger, shallots, cumin, fennel, peppercorn, coriander,whole red chili ,cinnamon stick,cloves and chili flakes towards the end.Once the spices are fragrant switch off flame and season over cooked pineapple.
When it cools down store it in an bottle .Stays good for up to two weeks.

Serving suggestion :
Run your imagination wild and serve with biriyanis ,pilafs or other flavored rice varieties.
Use as a topping on appetizers.
Ideal to go with sandwich and cold cut meat.

Appetizer suggestion :
Salted  Crackers
Cheese- I have used Laughing cow wedges
Pepperoni - ready to eat
Candied cherry
Sweet peppers
Mint leaves

Other posts with pineapple:

Pineapple pickle - Kerala style
Pineapple sweet curry- Traditional Kerala dish
Fruit salsa
Pina colada

Hope to hear from you lovely people out there.


  1. Looks super yummy and delicious with its sweet & soury tastes well combined Meena :-)

  2. Wow Meena this is truly a burst of flavors...:-) Loved the chutney and the pictures. Awesone

  3. Oooh! The relish looks delish! The flavors of spices sound so wonderful. Will try it someday soon.

  4. That really does look absolutely delicious, Meena - and beautiful photos too :)

  5. delicious and tempting chutney.

  6. wow Meena.... fantastic clicks n recipe looks very inviting when topped on cookies :)

  7. Looks so so colorful... I wonder how it tastes... :)

    1. Thank you Rafee ha ha taste super annu.

  8. Wow!!!!!!!Amazing pictures..Please reveal the secret???

  9. Gosh!! Its so tempting. I just adore chutneys and this with pineapples is another I can't resist.

  10. Seriously this sweet relish with Indian spices is just fantabulous..Cant wait to give a try.

  11. pineapple is one unique fruit that is good when spiced tooo...loving this variation

  12. Very simple and ineresting dear :)

  13. Love the pineapple chutney. The clicks are well captured.

  14. Lovely clicks dear... Pineapple chutney sounds interesting.....

  15. Lovely dear, pineapple can bring about the right amount of tartness & sweetness when combined with spices. Adorable :)

  16. Delicious pineapple chutney. I love that it is spiced, I can eat just like that.

    1. Thank you Swathi.I know it taste good just like that :)

  17. Meena, chutney looks so lovely with the addition of whole spices. Pass me some with the crackers.

  18. Very interesting chutney, looks absolutely delicious! Lovely clicks too :)

  19. Meena, that first click says 'Take some and Eat right away'! Loved it. Your pineapple relish has a whole lot of nice flavours in it. I make a much simpler version on the rare occasions that I make it. Must try this out :)

  20. Gorgeous clicks ! love them ! love the relish too :)

  21. yummy spiced pineapple chutney..loved the colorful clicks

  22. nice cliks n very tempting..lovely...

  23. Unique and yummy chutney, looks great.

  24. I am sure this must have tasted delectable :)


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