Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pineapple Tapioca Sandwich

Winter is the season of snow and lots of good food, but also, unfortunately, of sniffles and germs. So, after a short unwanted break, its back to the blogging world.

Tapioca pearls is a very versatile product which can be used for snacks, dessrts and everything in between. Tapioca is used the world over in a wide vareity of recipes.

Pineapple was one of my favourite fruits as a kid - my uncle lived on the outskirts of a town in the middle of a pineapple growing region, and whenever we visited him during pineapple season, everything imaginable (and some unimaginable things as well!) were made out of pineapple.



Ingredients 


1/3 cup - tapioca pearls (sabudana)
1 cup - coconut milk
8 - pineapple slices
2 tbsp - honey (adjust according to your taste)
1 tbsp - almonds, blanched and thinly sliced
1 1/2 tbsp - pistachio, blanched and chopped
a few strands of saffron + a few more to garnish
a generous pinch of cardamom powder


Method 

  1. Soak tapioca pearls in the coconut milk for 3-4 hours.
  2. Transfer the soaked tapioca pearls in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cardamom powder, almonds, honey and saffron and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring continously or until the mixture thickens.
  3. Arrange the pineapple pieces in a serving dish, spoon the cooked tapioca over it and put another pineapple slice over it. Sprinkle the pistachio and saffron. Serve warm or chilled.


The combination of pineapple and tapioca turned out to be a good match - both optically as well as for the taste buds.




Enjoy!

80 comments:

  1. Wow....very interesting recipe....new to me. Awesome clicks.

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  2. Hi Rachana, How are u doing? Very interesting way of using sabudana and pineapple, perfect click.looks so tempting.Drop by whenever u get time.take care.

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  3. Such an innovative recipe!It looks wonderful Rachana!

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  4. Ooh! That's a gourmet dessert, looks gorgeous.

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  5. That looks so beautiful & irresistible...very interesting

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  6. This is a very tempting dish that is too pretty to eat. Love the combo and love the presentation

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  7. So very scrumptious!Yummm! Never had this before, but its making me drool :)

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  8. woww..superb recipe and awesome clicks..gosh i wish i had one now :(

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  9. thats looks very tempting.. was wondering where you were.. hadnt seen any update at veggie fare.. u are back with a bang!! how r u doing!
    weather in dublin, ireland is bad as well.. its so chilly and we have little frost every now and then.. summer ke liye aankhe taras gayi hain..

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  10. Something new and interesting..looks yummy yum yum:)
    Taste of Saras Kitchen
    http://bsaraswathy.blogspot.com

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  11. hey, i just tried to use the translate function at your blog.. My j became jammu.. try it.. it will give u a hillarious translation.. Enjoy..!!

    Cheers

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  12. Hey thats sooo tempting...looks very innovative..

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  13. unique one and awesome clicks..wish i had one now to eat :(

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  14. Thats a wonderful recipe Rachna , vv innovative combination of pineapple n tapioca , accompanied with lovely clicks .

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  15. wow..droolworthy dessert..looks amazing...

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  16. Hola ...howdya do...ur back with a wonderful post here -delicious pics too...

    also wanted to ask ya if ya know anyhting on blogger feeds-my feeds aint updating for the last 3 posts and have tried everything possible and googled awy to no avail.

    more than a week now and that makes me so sad :-(((((
    didn know that blogger chages the feed settings-my rss feed shows upto date content on their html page though!!!!!

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  17. Very unique combo.sounds gr8

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  18. Very Interesting recipe Rachana....with beautiful pictures...

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  19. was wondering where you were. Hope all izz well..Looks good, no bread :D

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  20. So different.. must be delicious.

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  21. very very new very very interesting...cool dessert...

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  22. WOW! Very BEAUTIFUL dessert!

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  23. What a gorgeous dessert..very innovative!

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  24. Nice to see you back, Rachana, hope you are feeling better now! Pineapple tapioca sandwich looks so yummy, unique and so very creative really!

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  25. This looks yummy..very innovative..

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  26. Rachana,

    Unique combo, I like it. Hope you are feeling better.

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  27. Very innovative and delicious recipe.Beautiful clicks.

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  28. just love anything with pineapple that too this too so so drooling!.yum!

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  29. What a well presented and yummy looking pineapple recipe...Yet so simple to prepare.

    Deepa

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  30. Gr8 and yummy combo!! delicious..

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  31. Very unique dessert, looks fantastic..

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  32. Such a gorgeous tropical flavor!

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  33. Rachana, what a delightful recipe! Sweet tapioca pears encased in pineapple...it's a delicious and really creative idea.

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  34. Unique combo...Brilliant idea Rachana !

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  35. Beautiful creation Rachana! Love those tapioca pearls they make everything look so dainty and exquisite.

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  36. Love the pics and also the unique recipe...

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  37. That's an unique creative dish. Looks pretty and intriguing.

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  38. Looks so different.. and really nice dessert..must try this.

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  39. Am speechless, such a delicious dish..am just drooling over the last click..awesome!Very Interesting..:D

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  40. Oh yum. This looks so good.
    Mimi

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  41. I love pineapple ... I love tapioca... good combo!
    thanks for visit, see you soon! XO

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  42. I wish I had some of it right now...looks superb :)

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  43. Very innovative and delicious dessert indeed, Rachana....

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  44. gorgeous dish...very innovative one...

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  45. Wow! Innovative dessert! Unique combo! Gorgeous picture!

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  46. very interesting recipe... love ur presentation!

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  47. I love the idea of pineapple tapioca sandwich, how creative!

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  48. really it is a treat to the eyes and the taste buds.such a nice innovation, I guess this can be served as a dessert on a fasting day..too goof clicks.

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  49. love the sandwich..great innovative one

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  50. Nice way to eat pineapple. lovely sandwich. Great idea!!

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  51. That is an interesting use of tapioca and pineapple... nice pics

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  52. This is one Stuff i can try on my own !! I love pine apples !! Great recipe !!

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  53. yummy...nice photo...

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  54. j'en croquerai volontiers c'est frais et savoureux, parfait
    bonne journée

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  55. Glad you are feeling better darling. Pineapple is one of my favourite fruits also, but I must admit I have never heard / seen anyone use it as a sandwich, very unique and clever idea, sounds delicious.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  56. Very very innovative!..I love tapioca and among fruits its always pine apple!...The combo is inviting! Drool worthy pics!!! and a lovely recipe!

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  57. Oh that looks so yummy! Love the idea of tapioka and pineapple together.

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  58. A very interesting combo... They will make my lunch complete!!! Simple but a very delightful dessert!!!

    http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  59. thats a very interesting one. looks lovely

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  60. Hi
    Me first time here.You have very nice recipes in your blog.I am gonna follow u.
    Love
    Subhashini

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  61. wow very innovative recipe, vl taste yummy

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  62. Take care OK, and dont eat this cold sandwich. Make some hot idli sambar (he he).

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  63. I have never made desserts with tapioca. This is such a beautiful one. Never could have thought about making such a combination.

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  64. Nice & interesting combo.....

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  65. This is totally new and awesome clicks !

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  66. very unique combo..excellent click too.very tempting.

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  67. Unique and interesting recipe! Fantastic pics

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  68. Un dessert de chef. Bravo.
    De très belles photos.
    A bientôt.

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  69. Pineapple was always my favorite fruit until it started to give me severe acid pains in my stomach! Now I can only eat it dried but I bet that dried pineapple rings would go great with the tapioca as well. How delicious!

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  70. What a great combination of flavors. The pineapple with tapioca look very fresh.

    Nisrine

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  71. very simple and delicious ........

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  72. Ahhh, tapioca pearls and pineapple, interesting combination....delicious!

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  73. nice n innovative...nice pic..yummy

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  74. Oh wow, what an interesting recipe. I have never actually tried tapioca, I would like to try tapioca pudding!
    Oh and I bet you could crochet! Its not as hard as you would think and you get use to it quite quickly :)

    Rose

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