Sri Lankans like to curry up almost anything and that includes fruits like pineapples. This curry is sweet, tangy, spicy and creamy all at once and no summer dinner party is complete without one! Choose a semi-ripe pineapple for this delectable curry, which holds up to the cooking process better and absorbs the flavors of all the spices.
- 1 semi-ripe pineapple
- 1 tsp cayenne powder
- 2 tsp unroasted curry powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 ½ tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 Thai green chilies, sliced
- 1 sprig of curry leaves (optional)
- 2 inch piece pandan leaves (optional)
- 2 inch piece lemongrass stalk
- 1 inch piece Ceylon cinnamon stick
- 1 cup thick coconut milk
How to make pineapple curry
- Skin the pineapple and cut it into 1 inch cubes (discard the core). Put the cut pineapple pieces into a bowl.
- Add the cayenne, unroasted curry powder and salt, mix well and set aside.
- Add the coconut oil in a pan on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions, green chilies, pandan leaves, curry leaves and cinnamon. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
- When the onions are translucent, add the pineapple and stir to combine.
- Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
- Taste and adjust salt if necessary. Remove from heat and serve warm.
In Sri Lanka, we typically serve a curry like this alongside rice and other vegetable, meat and seafood curries. Check out some options like our beetroot curry, fiery fish curry, creamy dhal curry and turmeric rice.
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