Friday, December 24, 2010

Pineapple Pulissery/ Morkozhambu

Pulissery a.k.a morkozhambu is a authentic Kerala recipe. The difference between the Tamil Nadu and the Kerala recipes are the addition of coriander seeds, cumin, and a little toor dal. The pulissery has only coconut, cumin, and chilis.
Pineapple is grown in abundance in the Alappey region of Kerala. I have tasted only mango pulissery. Tried pineapple pulissery and it was no way inferior to the mango counterpart. I used fresh pineapple chunks but canned one will work as well. Anyways, enough talk: let's get down to business!!!

Get ready:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup yogurt beaten
  • 1/3 cup grated coconut
  • 1 red chili
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp. hing/asafetida
  • Water as needed

For Tadka:

  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. methi seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves


  • Cook the pineapple chunks with turmeric powder, a pinch of salt, and enough water to cover them.
  • Grind the coconut, red chili, and cumin with little water to form a fine paste.
  • Add the yogurt, hing, ground coconut paste, and salt to taste to the cooked pineapple. Make sure you have only just a little water in the pineapple before u add the yogurt and coconut.
  • Cook the pulissery till it foams at the sides. Take care not to bring it to boil as the puliserry may curdle.
  • Do the tadka and pour it on top pf the pulissery.
  • Serve hot with rice and a ny side dish.

Wishing you all a merry christmas!


  1. really tasty looking ! have never tatsed pineapple morekuzhambu though have heard abt it !

  2. very innovative and new one dear... wanna try soon... bookmarked...

  3. Looks creamy and delicious but never tasted this though. Happy holiday dear..

  4. Slurp, delicious and fingerlicking pulissery,very inviting..Happy xmas wishes Priya..

  5. This is my favorite too,creamy and yummy

  6. A very new recipe for me, sounds delicious!

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  7. wow, sounds soooooooo yummy Priya.


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