Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Thanks a ton for all the lovely comments for the Papad Parathas- and here is the pineapple salsa that went along with them.

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.


Ingredients

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

Method
  1. 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.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 4-5 minutes and serve.

81 comments:

  1. Looks like a tasty salsa.
    Mimi

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  2. Such a spicy and tempting salsa...looks so good :)

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  3. Simply delicious especially with star anise in it.

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  4. Rachna your are just too good yaar!!! Love the way you experiment in your kitchen. Salsa looks tempting and spicy.
    Deepa

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  5. Droolworthy salsa! Looks yummy!!

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  6. Taste good with crispy papadam or fried tortillas! LOL!

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  7. Pineapple salsa looks very tempting!!!!
    Lovely click :-)

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  8. something unique & different...def worth a try as it looks very yummy...

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  9. The headline picture made my heart melt ,,went through the previous posts ! will try the apple dip for sure:)

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  10. wow beautiful click.Pictures are really tempting .

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  11. Fabulous salsa.I can feel the taste lingering on my tastebuds already.
    So unique.

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  12. Great post and equally beautiful salsa...this recipe is a keeper...Rachana!!!

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  13. I love a good salsa and yeah if it has pineapple added...perfecto.....
    Have a fantastic week....

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  14. Salsa looks yummm...lovely click too.

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  15. Looks yummy worth to try out....lovely photo too..

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  16. Yummy salsa....the combo sounds interesting dear

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  17. Que maravilha de molho!
    Mas, é preciso 'coragem' para enfrentar todo este picante! Adorei o toque do capim-limão!
    E o aniz estrelado no topo ficou lindo!
    Beijos!
    :o)

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  18. simple and delicious salsa, looks yummy.

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  19. that looks so tempting....

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  20. wow..what a simple and a tempting recipe! That should been very delicious with the sweet and the tanginess complementing each other!

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  21. Wow, a new version of pineapple salsa to try out...looks perfect..

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  22. This recipe sound wonderful.

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  23. always loved these mango n pinapple int he form of salsas...nice recipe

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  24. I love this too..yummy and wonderful dip.

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  25. Looks so beautiful translucent and shiny! I have a pineapple laying around and that would be a great idea!

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  26. The salsa looks wonderful. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruit but Mango takes the price.hehe. Salsa would go very well with corn chips.

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  27. I love pineapple too :-) Lovely dip..Sometimes I munch on chips just to eat salsa..lol

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  28. So flavorful and delicious!

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  29. I simply LOOOVE Pineapple - got to try this good looking salsa.

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  30. What a good recipe! Your photos are beautiful! Love the star anise on top!

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  31. wonderful recipe.. i love the touch of lemongrass that you added. beautiful click too.

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  32. Rachana,

    Pineapple salsa looks yummy and beautiful

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  33. wiw thats a mouthwatering dish I must say. I can finish it all by itself if served frozen. yummy

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  34. Love the flavor of pineapple looks pretty good!

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  35. Very unique salsa with bayleaf, star anise and nutmeg, looks delicious !

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  36. Thanks for all your visits and comments! I wish I can visit everyone as much as you do!
    I'm positive my daughter will fall in love with this kind of salsa! looks very yummy...

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  37. Looks so yummy, its been a while anybody mentioned pineapple salsa to me...lovely & so tempting.

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  38. Spicy pineapple salsa sounds wonderful for so many different dishes!

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  39. Pineapple salsa looks delicious and yummy..great click Rachna!!

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  40. Yummmy , i want to try some too :).

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  41. Tempting salsa..I am sure you would top my zebra cake with this salsa if I sent it ;)

    It was hubby's Bday last week...he finished it faster than I made it..

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  42. Pineapple salsa sounds delicious! And it's spicy? Mmmm I would love to try it.

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  43. Your salsa pic made me hungry again. Such a tempting salsa..slurrp!

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  44. it looks soo unique..sounds brilliant!

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  45. wowwww wowww luvlyyy..aweome picc!!!!!!!!

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  46. This salsa looks delicious... I will definitely be making it... and what a combo, papad parathas and pineapple salsa!
    Beautiful pic...

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  47. Rachna dear....I am droooling at this salsa...lovely recipe and bookmarked :)

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  48. Whoa your husband is the KING of spices...1/2 tsp of red chili flakes! Intense.

    The salsa looks delicious though. What a good topping!

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  49. Nice recipe..wonderful clicks.. first time here.. nice blog.. :)

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  50. Another lovely preparation. I think lemongrass in pineapple is brilliant!
    I can't wait to make a meal with it and those breads of yours from the last post!

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  51. yummy...i am drooling..with the sweet, spicy, tangy flavors of the dish !!

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  52. Salsa looks fab..lvely combo with papad parata dear..

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  53. Is it that simple to cook? I also love pineapples and everything related to pineapples. Drooling again. :P

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  54. Wonderful recipe n a great presentation, loved the star anise garnish !!

    - Smita
    @Little Food Junction

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  55. Lovely recipe . And beautiful click.

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  56. Oh nice recipe and great click!!

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  57. Wow!! Searching for a gud pineapple salsa.nice recipe!

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  58. wow nice n spicy salsa rachna...looks yummy...lovely recipe, i vl try it soon as i love spicy food

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  59. Love pineapple and this looks so tempting... nice click.

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  60. We got our fresh pineapple last year. our first one this year. This recipe is calling spring.. nice sweet, spicy and fresh.

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  61. Lol, Dear, about the rainbow cupcake and irish connection.. i didn't know either, until I saw the irish-recipe document that circulating amongst my hubby's colleagues.but i have seen the rainbow cupcake in many blogs..

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  62. I love pineapple...and must definately try this salsa out!
    I wish I could try some right now..I'm snacky! lol


    ciao bella!

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  63. salsa looks yumm, what a perfect bright yellow color

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  64. Oh My Goodness! Your pineapple salsa looks absolutely amazing! What a beautiful photo!!!
    Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits too, this recipe is just perfect for me, I love it!

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  65. I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did! This looks fabulous!

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  66. my mouth is watering. looks so good.

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  67. nice click...Salsa looks mouthwatering and yummy!!!

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  68. Oh my I love your Salsa, I have almost all the ingredients except lemongrass. Now I am drilling it will be perfect for the roasted chicken dinner...I looks gorgeous I wish I can taste it now..

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  69. I love pineapple and salsa!!!This looks perfect!

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  70. Yummy yummy yummy!!!!No doubt that this tastes the best...i will finish it completely if I get it now....lovely presentation!!!

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  71. I made some pineapple salsa today too....yours looks so much more appealing !

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  72. I love making pineapple salsa,I don't cook mine.

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