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Pineapple Gojju- Karnataka style

Pine apple Gojju or Menaskai is an authentic curry from Karnataka specifically from Udupi region. It goes well with rice as well as chapatis. This dish is sweet, spicy and tangy curry made from pineapples.It is a popular dish during all celebrations in Karnataka. This gojju is prepared using pineapple,red chili,sesame seeds, jaggery, coconut and few other ingredients. You can also add dry grapes along with chopped pineapple pieces.


Pineapple pieces 1 cup

Sesame seed 2 tsp

Urad dal 2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp

Bydagi chili(Kashmiri red chili) 8 nos.

Grated coconut 1/2 cup

Tamarind 1 lemon size

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Jaggery 6 tsp

Mustard 1 tsp

Curry leaves


Oil 4 tsp

Preparation time 5 min

Cooking time 20 min

Makes 2 1/2 cups



Text Procedure

Step 1

Dry roast sesame seeds

Step 2 Heat oil in pan.

Roast urad dal,fenugreek seeds,red chili until dal turns golden brown.

Step 3

Transfer roasted ingredients into a mixie jar.Add grated coconut and roast sesame seeds.

Step 4

Add water and grind to smooth paste.

Step 5

In a pan add pineapple pieces and water.Cover lid. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Add extracted tamarind juice,salt,turmeric powder.Boil for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Add ground pastee. Mix well.Add water and dilute as required.Boil for few minutes.

Step 8

Garnish with tempering ingredients. Karnataka special pineapple gojju is ready.

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