As I have mentioned in a previous post see here, pineapple is one of my favourite fruits. Much more commonly used in desserts, I decided to do something different with pineapples this time.
This salsa was made especially spicy for my husband, who is a chilli-freak - and I had some tears and sniffles when I ate it - so unless you are a seasoned chilli eater (pun intended!) reduce the amount of spices from the ones mentioned here.
1/2 cup - pineapple slices, chopped
1/4 tsp - dried lemon grass
1/3 cup - onions, finely chopped
3/4 tsp - garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp - red chilli flakes
1 tsp - sunflower oil
1/3 cup - water
1 tbsp - jaggery, (gud), roughly chopped, adjust according to your taste
1 - star anise
1 - bayleaf
2 pieces of cloves
a generous pinch of nutmeg powder
a pinch of citric acid
salt and pepper, according to taste
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the onions, garlic and bayleaf and cook for a couple of minutes on a medium heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 4-5 minutes and serve.
This goes to Nithu's "Think Beyond the Usual - Fruits"