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Pineapple Raita Recipe | How to make Pineapple Raita

Pineapple Raita is a sweet and delicious dish that you can easily make at home especially for special occasions or house parties. Raita is a popular dish in Indian subcontinent and is primarily made with Yogurt (Dahi or curd) along with any of the vegetables or fruit
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Pineapple Raita is a sweet and delicious dish that you can easily make at home especially for special occasions or house parties. Raita is a popular dish in Indian subcontinent and is primarily made with Yogurt (Dahi or curd) along with any of the vegetables or fruit. Like any other Raita, Pineapple Raita Recipe is also a quick and easy recipe to make at home and will take less than 10 mins to prepare. As Pineapple Raita is sweet, it makes perfect combination with hot and spicy food like Peas Pulao, Chicken Curry, Lamb Curry. There is no cooking required to make Pineapple Raita and hence it is quite simple to make at home. Pineapple Raita is also full of nutrients as it is mainly Yogurt and Pineapple and hence makes it a healthy dish.

Pineapple Raita Recipe | How to make Pineapple Raita

Pineapple Raita is sweet and is served as a cold side along with some hot spicy main course. You can prepare it before-hand and keep it refrigerated for 1-2 hours or just use refrigerated Yogurt. Be aware that Pineapple Raita gets spoiled easily even if kept refrigerated for few hours or a day so it should be consumed within 2 – 3 hours once prepared.

Pineapple Raita is a very healthy option in summers when the weather is very hot and you need something soothing and cool to compliment your meal. It is a popular side in most Indian restaurants and hotels. Pineapple Raita is also served during parties, marriage and other similar functions so you can understand its popularity in Indian culture.

Pineapple is packed full of vitamins, minerals and are naturally high in fiber, an important component of a healthy diet that can help improve digestion. Next primary ingredient is yogurt which is a good source of protein and calcium and makes this dish an essential part of your healthy meal. We recommend to try this dish at home and you should definitely love it.

Apart from Pineapple Raita there are many other dishes that you can make using Pineapple at home such as – Pineapple juice, Pineapple smoothies, Pineapple cake and many more. Pineapple Raita can be prepared in two ways – Sweet Pineapple Raita and Salty Pineapple Raita. In this article we will cover sweet Pineapple Raita recipe where we use Sugar along with Yogurt and Pineapple. However, some people also add fresh pomegranate seeds in it but this is a matter of personal choice.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Pineapple Raita Recipe and make Pineapple Raita at home.

Making Pineapple Raita At Home

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Pineapple Raita at home. We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Pineapple Raita. Pineapple is a great fruit however some people are allergic to it, hence be careful if your guests are prone to allergy. Due to certain enzymes present in Pineapple some people feel mild numbness or sharp taste in their tongue after eating it. In most cases this is not a problem, but if it is an issue, please either do not eat it or try keeping freshly chopped Pineapple pieces in salt water for sometime before making the dish. This should remove the enzymes to large extent but still be careful.

Allergy Advice – Pineapple is a great fruit but it can cause allergy reaction in some people due to the presence of certain enzymes such as – Bromelain which causes sharp irritable sensation in tongue after eating it. Try keeping Pineapple pieces in Salt water to remove enzymes.

Preparation Of Pineapple Raita

Peel outer layer or skin of Pineapple and cut it into small pieces. Remove core or stem part of Pineapple while cutting pieces as it is too hard.

Main Ingredients to make Pineapple Raita
Main Ingredients to make Pineapple Raita

Take a bowl of water and add 1/4 tsp salt in it. Now soak Pineapple pieces in the Salt water bowl for 10-15 Min.

Make Pineapple Raita

Take Natural Yogurt in a large bowl. Add 1/8 cup water in it and mix it well.

Now drain the Salt water from Pineapple pieces. Add Pineapple pieces, Cinnamon powder and sugar to the Yogurt. Mix it well.

Take Yogurt and add pineapple pieces, cinnamon, Sugar and mix them well to make Pineapple Raita
Take Yogurt and add pineapple pieces, cinnamon, Sugar and mix them well to make Pineapple Raita

Your Pineapple Raita is now ready to be served. While serving you can sprinkle a pinch of Cinnamon Powder on top of it to give it the required texture.

Sweet Pineapple Raita is ready to be served with some Spicy dish
Sweet Pineapple Raita is ready to be served with some Spicy dish

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  • Pineapple have some enzymes especially Bromelain which cause irritant feeling and sharp taste on your tough after eating it. Hence adding pineapple pieces in salt water for 10-15 min can solve this problem.
  • Some people are allergic to Pineapple due to Enzymes hence please check if you or your guests are allergic to it.
  • You can adjust Sugar quantity as per your taste.
  • You can reduce Sugar considerably to make it more healthier dish.
  • If you want to make Pineapple Raita thick then while preparing remove water from it.

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Pineapple Raita served as side in a bowl

Pineapple Raita Recipe

Pineapple Raita is a sweet and delicious dish that you can easily make at home especially for special occasions or house parties. Raita is a popular dish in Indian subcontinent and is primarily made with Yogurt (Dahi or curd) along with any of the vegetables or fruit
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Course: Raita, Snacks & Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Dhruv

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Pineapple Raita

  • 1 Cup Natural Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple Pieces
  • 4 tsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon Powder

Optional Ingredients for Pineapple Raita

  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Pineapple Raita

  • Peel outer layer or skin of Pineapple and cut it into small pieces. Remove core or stem part of Pineapple while cutting pieces as it is too hard.
    1/2 Cup Pineapple Pieces
  • Take a bowl of water and add 1/4 tsp salt in it. Now soak Pineapple pieces in that bowl for 10-15 Mins.

How to make Pineapple Raita

  • Take Natural Yogurt in a large bowl. Add 1/8 cup water in it and mix it well.
    1 Cup Natural Yogurt
  • Now drain the Salt water from Pineapple pieces. Add Pineapple pieces, Cinnamon powder and sugar to the Yogurt. Mix it well.
    1/2 Cup Pineapple Pieces, 4 tsp Sugar, 1/8 tsp Cinnamon Powder, 1/4 cup Pomegranate seeds

  • Aha! Your Pineapple Raita is ready to be served. While serving you can sprinkle a pinch of Cinnamon Powder on top of it.

Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • Pineapple have some enzymes especially Bromelain which cause irritant feeling and sharp taste on your tough after eating it. Hence adding pineapple pieces in salt water for 10-15 min can solve this problem.
  • Some people are allergic to Pineapple due to Enzymes hence please check if you or your guests are allergic to it.
  • You can adjust Sugar quantity as per your taste.
  • You can reduce Sugar considerably to make it more healthier dish.
  • If you want to make Pineapple Raita thick then while preparing remove water from it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 125kcal (6%) | Carbohydrates: 22g (7%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 2g (3%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg (2%) | Sodium: 80mg (3%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 20g (22%)
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